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Black History Month

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Join us in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Following are the scheduled programs.

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Children

Black History Month: Help Harriet Find Her Way! (6 to 12 years)
How did Harriet Tubman rescue so many enslaved friends and family? Find this answer and make a maze from South to North. Children aged 6 to 9 need to be accompanied by a caregiver.
At the Central Library: Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.


Black History Month: Storytelling Drum Workshop (5 years and older)
Drums et. al. employ the elements of the age old tradition of African storytelling. This workshop is facilitated with authentic African bardic traditions, told through the exercise of riddle solving, chants, and may be sung along with drumming and musical accompaniment. All participants, both adults and children, need to register to ensure that they get a drum. (For all registered programs, please arrive on-time to avoid disappointment. It may not always be possible to join a program already in progress).
At the Central Library: Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Teens


Black History Month: Island Flavour Feast (13 t0 19 years)
Celebrate Black History Month by witnessing true culinary arts! Did we mention, we will be eating the food once it's prepared?!
At the East Shore Community Centre: Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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2017 Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books

If you want to motivate students who enjoy reading; get a team together and match wits with some of the best readers in town or even across the Durham Region!

Each year in April, the "Battle of the Books” teams from each school meet for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from each division go on to the Final Battle to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold medal winners are awarded a trophy for their school and go on to compete in the Regional Championship.

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