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Programs & Services

Vibrant hub of programs and events

Welcome to our vibrant hub of programs and events! We're not just a library or museum; we're a dynamic community space where lifelong learners, enthusiasts, and curious minds come together.

Our programs cover a wide spectrum – from captivating author talks to stimulating workshops, engaging book clubs, and family-friendly events. Discover activities that celebrate diverse interests, cultures, and ideas. We believe in fostering connections, sparking creativity, and providing memorable experiences for everyone.

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 26
    Makerspace Launch! September 26, 2023

    [All ages]

    Courtice Library
    Tuesday, September 26
    3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

    You are invited to the official launch of the Clarington Library, Museums & Archives Makerspace!

    Join us for a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and discover our new space, including 3D printers, sewing machines, recording studio, and more!

  • Sep 26
    Indigenous Storytime September 26, 2023

    [All ages]

    Bowmanville Library
    Tuesday, September 26
    6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

    Gidadibajimomin is Anishinaabemowin, meaning "we all tell stories". Gather with us for an evening filled with stories from Turtle Island authors, music, and community. Open to families from all backgrounds.

    Presented in partnership with Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre & Durham Community Health Centre.

  • Sep 26
    2SLGBTQ+ Online Book Club September 26, 2023


    Live via Zoom (link will be emailed to you before the event)
    7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, September 26 -- Register!
    Tuesday, October 24 -- Register!
    Tuesday, November 28 -- Register!

    Advanced registration required;  space is limited. No charge.

    Read and discuss titles by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people and their experiences in this virtual book club. All titles are available through hoopla.

    Date Book Title Registration Download the Book Discussion Guide & Read-aLikes
    Tuesday, Sep 26 Boys Come First,
    by Aaron Foley
    Register via Eventbrite Download the eBook via hoopla Download the discussion guide and read-a-likes (PDF)
    Tuesday, Oct 24 The Bruising of Qilwa,
    by Naseem Jamnia 
    Register via Eventbrite Download the eBook via hoopla
    (also available as an eAudiobook)
    Tuesday, Nov 28 Mimosa,
    by Archie Bongiovanni
    Register via Eventbrite Download the eBook via hoopla  

    This program will be done through Zoom, a free video conferencing software for tablets, smartphones and computers. Access instructions will be sent to those who register.

    Presented in partnership with Whitby Public Library, Ajax Public Library, Oshawa Public Libraries, and Clarington Library, Museum, & Archives.

  • Sep 28
    English Conversation Circle September 28, 2023


    Courtice Library
    Thursdays, starting September 28
    (excluding October 26 for the Clarington Library, Museums and Archives Professional Development Day)
    6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

    Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

    Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the English Conversation Circle and discover English as a Second Language resources, get connected to your community, and practice your English speaking skills

    Created in partnership with Community Development Council Durham.

  • Sep 29
    P.A. Day: Full STEAM Ahead September 29, 2023

    [Grades JK-6]

    Newcastle Library
    Friday, September 29
    10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

    Have fun exploring a variety of STEAM activities and toys.

    Be sure to check out P.A. Day Fun at other locations on September 29!

    • Newcastle, 10:30am: Full STEAM Ahead
    • Sarah Jane Williams, 10:30am: Harvest Moon
    • Bowmanville, 1:30pm: Pop-Up Makerspace
    • Courtice, 1:30pm: Construction Challenge

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