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National Canadian Film Day

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[all ages]
George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, April 19
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Célébrez la Journée du Cinéma Canadien avec Canadian Parents for French!  Passez pour une projection du film animé Parvana (the Breadwinner), basé sur le roman de meilleure vente par Deborah Ellis.

Quand son père est soudainement arrêté par le Taliban en Afghanistan, Parvana, une fille d'onze ans, doit s'habiller comme un garçon afin de travailler pour subvenir aux besoins de sa famille et elle découvre un nouveau monde de liberté -- et danger.  Avec du courage, de l'imagination et de l'espoir, Parvana embarque sur une quête pour trouver son père et réunir sa famille.

En français avec des sous-titres en anglais.

 

Celebrate National Canada Film Day with Canadian Parents for French! Drop by for a showing of the feature animated film, Parvana (The Breadwinner), based on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel.

When her father is suddenly arrested by the Taliban in Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana is forced to dress as a boy so that she can work to support her family, discovering a new world of freedom--and danger. With courage, imagination, and hope, Parvana embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

French with English Subtitles.

 

Presented in partnership with Canadian Parents for French and REEL Canada.

National Film Day Moose illustration.

Reel Canada logo.

Canadian Parents for French logo.

 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Family Storytime

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All ages
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursdays, April 5 to June 21
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Now one hour! The whole family can enjoy listening to a story, singing songs, and experiencing community together! Children of all ages will develop important early literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

Singing and music are an important part of early literacy. Learning new words and rhythms are just the beginning. Music affects brain development in areas of memory, spatial reasoning, problem solving, and pattern recognition which are all fundamental elements of getting every child ready to read!

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll, Musical Families, or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Please note that the room capacity for all Early ON programs is 40.

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 21 2018.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Musical Babies

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Ages 2 and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Tuesdays, April 3 to June 18
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Music helps your little one develop early literacy skills and gets them ready to read! Engage with your child while participating in a variety of musical experiences and activities including playing instruments, singing songs, and having fun with a parachute and bubbles! 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll, Musical Families, or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Please note that the room capacity for all Early ON programs is 40.

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 19 2018.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby on Board

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Ages 12 months and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesdays, April 4 to June 20
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

The babies are waiting to be bounced, tickled, and read to. Learn how the sound of your voice, the rhythm of a song, holding a book and babbling all get your baby ready to read.

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll, Musical Families, or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Please note that the room capacity for all Early ON programs is 40.

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 20 2018.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Under the Sea (Pump Up Your P.A. Day!)

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Ages 6 and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, June 8   
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Find out what’s under the sea! Drop in for briny fun with sea shanties and special activities designed to help develop early literacy and social skills.

Presented in Partnership with Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Barnyard Hoedown (Pump Up Your P.A. Day!)

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Ages 6 and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, May 4   
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

What does Old MacDonald have on his farm? Find out in this barnyard storytime – sing songs, dance, play games, and more! 

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Pete the P.A. Day Cat (Pump Up Your P.A. Day!)

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Ages 6 and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, April 20  
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Who loves their white shoes? It’s Pete the Cat! Enjoy stories, songs, and special activities designed to help develop early literacy and social skills.

Presented in Partnership with Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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Caregivers with children 4 months and under
Newcastle Branch, Study Suite
Wednesdays
April 11
April 25
May 9 
May 23
June 6, or
June 20  
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each 15 minute session through the Markham Stouffville Hospital at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4, or www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/bookmybaby.

Children develop speech and language by listening and imitating those around them, but when there is a hearing loss, these skills may be delayed. Nearly four in 1,000 babies are born deaf or hard of hearing and more children develop hearing loss as they grow. 

To help identify children as early as possible and provide them with follow-up services, infant hearing screenings will be available in partnership with the Markham Stouffville Hospital, the lead agency for the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program.

Presented in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital.

 

 

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Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday 6 times.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Baby Massage Class (Session 2)

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Caregivers with children 12 months and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Session 2: Mondays, May 28 to June 25
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Five-class workshop series.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This interactive workshop series promotes infant development and bonding. Learn relaxing massage strokes for your baby that increase circulation and relax their growing muscles. All you need to bring is yourself and your baby! 

Presented in partnership with Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Can't make Session 2? Check out Session 1 of Baby Massage Class Mondays, April 9 to May 7.

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.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jun 25 2018.
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Baby Massage Class (Session 1)

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Caregivers with children 12 months and under
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Session 1: Mondays, April 9 to May 7
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Five-class workshop series.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This interactive workshop series promotes infant development and bonding. Learn relaxing massage strokes for your baby that increase circulation and relax their growing muscles. All you need to bring is yourself and your baby! 

Presented in partnership with Bowmanville EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Can't make Session 1? Check out Session 2 of Baby Massage Class Mondays, May 28 to June 25.

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.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon May 07 2018.
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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