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August 2023

News & Events

Stick Library

Treat your furry friend to a stick next time they're out on a walk! A crate of sticks can be found outside the doors of each Library Branch and the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. No check-out is required, your canine friend can grab a stick and go, or return a stick they've found! Donations are also welcome.

Edwardian Teas

We’re excited to announce the return of Edwardian Teas on the veranda of Waverley Place! Explore the historic home, chat with friends, and relax with cup of tea and refreshments!

The menu includes mini quiche, Tea-themed sandwiches, scones, cream, jam, fruit, and mini desserts, catered by The Toasted Walnut.

Teas are being held on Wednesdays, 11:30am: August 16August 23.

Reading & Math Buddy Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! We're seeking students in high school who are looking to gain their volunteer hours as well as adults who have a passion for helping to provide students in Grades 1-6 with additional reading or numeracy support this fall. For more information and to apply, please visit the Clarington Volunteers Portal.

TD Summer Reading Club

Weekly Programs

Weekly TD Summer Reading Club programs continue across all locations until August 18!

  • Pre-school: Tales for Tots, Stay & Play
  • Grades JK to 6: Curious Collectors, Discover Stories, Let's Investigate!, Pop-Up Makerspace
  • Grades 4 to 6: Chill Zone
  • All ages: Park Pop-Ups, Picnic and Play

Firefighter Storytime

Newcastle: Wednesday, August 16, 11am
All ages • Drop in

Enjoy a very special storytime hosted by Clarington’s firefighters!

Wrap-Up Party!

Newcastle: Friday, August 18, 4-6pm
All ages • Drop in

Celebrate the end of TD Summer Reading Club and show off your Read-and-Bead collections! Join us for activities, a dance party, and to receive your Summer Reading Club certificate


Chill Zone

Youth in grades 4-6 will take on weekly challenges, play their favorite video games, and try out some board games. Socialize, have fun and make new friends!

• Bowmanville: Thursdays, 3:30pm
• Courtice: Wednesdays, 3:30pm
• Newcastle: Tuesdays, 3:30pm


Meet and Learn from Junie Désil

Live via Zoom
Wednesday August 9 at 7pm

Meet and learn from acclaimed poet, Junie Désil at the Ancestral Voices Series exploring shared hstories and storytelling.

Stuffie Storytime

Tuesday August 8 at 6:30pm

Bring your favourite stuffie to the library to enjoy stories, songs and more!



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