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Christmas Eve: Modified Hours

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Christmas Eve, Modified Hours (Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019)
Bowmanville Branch open 9am to 12pm;
Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono Branches open 10am to 12pm.

Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019)
All branches closed.

Boxing Day (Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019)
All branches closed.

New Year’s Eve, Modified Hours (Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019)
Bowmanville Branch open 9am to 12pm;
Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono Branches open 10am to 12pm.

New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020)
All branches closed.

 

Please see our Locations & Hours page for regular hours of operation.

Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Thanksgiving Day: All Branches Closed

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All branches will be closed for Thanksgiving Day.

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Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 3)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, November 22nd
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $60; includes participant manual.
Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches your teen the fundamental skills they need to start their own babysitting service. A Red Cross certified instructor from React Right Safety Services teaches the class.

Topics include:

  • How to give appropriate care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children;
  • Dealing with basic First Aid emergencies;
  • How to recognize potential hazards;
  • What parents expect of a babysitter;
  • How to safely find customers; and
  • Rural babysitting.

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

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on!

 

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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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 2)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, October 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, October 27th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Please note the difference times on each day.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $60; includes participant manual.
Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches your teen the fundamental skills they need to start their own babysitting service. A Red Cross certified instructor from React Right Safety Services teaches the class.

Topics include:

  • How to give appropriate care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children;
  • Dealing with basic First Aid emergencies;
  • How to recognize potential hazards;
  • What parents expect of a babysitter;
  • How to safely find customers; and
  • Rural babysitting.

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

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on!

 

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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Repeats every day until Sun Oct 27 2019.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, September 21st
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $60; includes participant manual.
Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches your teen the fundamental skills they need to start their own babysitting service. A Red Cross certified instructor from React Right Safety Services teaches the class.

Topics include:

  • How to give appropriate care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children;
  • Dealing with basic First Aid emergencies;
  • How to recognize potential hazards;
  • What parents expect of a babysitter;
  • How to safely find customers; and
  • Rural babysitting.

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

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on!

 

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, September 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
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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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