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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, October 19th
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $60; includes participant manual.

This Canadian Safety Council course gives your pre-teen the tools and information they need to stay at home alone for short periods of time. The course is facilitated by Red Cross certified instructors from React Right Safety Services.

Topics include:

  • Looking after the house key (make a key chain);
  • Preparing healthy snacks;*
  • Walking home;
  • Appropriate activities when home alone;
  • Electrical/fire safety;
  • Basic First Aid; and
  • Problem solving (house broken into, severe weather).  

Note: A healthy snack will be prepared during this program. Please advise staff of any allergies at time of registration.

Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note that Eventbrite has updated their refund policy. The Eventbrite service fee and payment processing fee (approximately 5% of the total cost) will no longer be refunded in the event of a registration cancellation.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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Girls Who Code Club

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[Ages 13 to 18]

Courtice Branch, The Lab
Mondays, September 30th to December 9th

Note: there will be no program on Monday, Octobe 14th due to Thanksgiving.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Please note this program has been rescheduled from Tuesdays, October 1st to December 3rd.

Advanced registration required for ten-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Get the skills and confidence you need for a career with technology! This free 10-week after-school program is designed for girls with a wide range of computer science skills. In the Club, girls engage in fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities.

Presented in partnership with Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science, bravery, and sisterhood.  

The Girls Who Code curricula are particularly designed and intended to serve those who identify as female, regardless of gender assignment at birth or legal recognition, between the ages of 13 and 18. For more information on Girls Who Code eligibility, please see their website.

Please note that an email address is required, so course materials and further information may be emailed to participants prior to the start of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 09 2019 except Mon Oct 14 2019.
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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c_wonder Workshop

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, December 7th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.  
No charge.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Visit the Engineering Outreach page for more great STEM-based programs at https://engineering.uoit.ca/outreach!   

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology) Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to sign up for other c_wonder Workshops!

 

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder Workshop

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, November 23rd
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.  
No charge.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Visit the Engineering Outreach page for more great STEM-based programs at https://engineering.uoit.ca/outreach!   

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology) Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to sign up for other c_wonder Workshops!

 

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder Workshop

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, September 28th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.  
No charge.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Visit the Engineering Outreach page for more great STEM-based programs at https://engineering.uoit.ca/outreach!   

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology) Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to sign up for other c_wonder Workshops!

 

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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LEGO Robotics Challenge (Session 2)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Orono Branch
Wednesdays, October 30th to December 11th
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Take the LEGO Robotics Challenge! You and your teammates will tackle building and programming a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot.

Compete in weekly challenges using motors and sensors to create a fully interactive robot that responds to its surroundings. Command your robots to move in circles, dance, speak, react when it sees colours, or throw a ball at a target.

View past creations on the Library’s YouTube channel!

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 11 2019.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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LEGO Robotics Challenge (Session 1)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room  
Wednesdays, September 11th to October 23rd   
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Take the LEGO Robotics Challenge! You and your teammates will tackle building and programming a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot.

Compete in weekly challenges using motors and sensors to create a fully interactive robot that responds to its surroundings. Command your robots to move in circles, dance, speak, react when it sees colours, or throw a ball at a target.

View past creations on the Library’s YouTube channel!

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Oct 23 2019.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Stop Motion Magic (Session 2)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Tuesdays, October 29th to December 10th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Get creative with technology, and explore stop-motion animation! Create your own movie magic using Stikbots® and LEGO®, then finish the program session with a film festival!

Share your creations with family and friends on the big screen and through the Library’s YouTube channel!

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 10 2019.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Stop Motion Magic (Session 1)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesdays, September 10th to October 22nd    
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Get creative with technology, and explore stop-motion animation! Create your own movie magic using Stikbots® and LEGO®, then finish the program session with a film festival!

Share your creations with family and friends on the big screen and through the Library’s YouTube channel!

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 22 2019.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Mother Goose Stories & Songs

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, October 2nd to November 20th
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for eight-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Learn new songs and silly rhymes to help engage your baby and help develop their early literacy skills like talking, singing, and reading!

Presented in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 20 2019.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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