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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Keep your family and those around you safe. Obtain your Standard First Aid and CPR-C certificate.

Participants must complete the full two-day course and evaluation to achieve certification.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Put yourself on the road to success with professional and certification courses! Gain the skills you need to meet the demands and challenges of your future academic and career goals.

For more information, please contact Kymberly Crawford, Durham College Lead Learning Facilitator, at 905-721-2000 x2504, or Kymberly.Crawford@durhamcollege.ca.

 

Registration

You may register 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 day until Thu Jun 27 2019.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Pete the P.A. Day Cat (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, June 7th  
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Who loves their white shoes? Pete the Cat does! Drop in for a groovy time with stories, songs, and special activities designed to help develop early literacy and social skills.

Presented in Partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

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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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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At Home On My Own (Session 1)

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, May 4th,
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.

(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, May 4, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, April 13th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, April 14th , 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; 

Please note the different 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.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice on!

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

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

 

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 day until Sun Apr 14 2019.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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Baby Massage Class (Session 4)

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, Community Room
Mondays, May 27th to June 24th   
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Advanced registration required for five-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

No charge.

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This five-week interactive workshop 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 EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

Registration

You may register 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 Jun 24 2019.
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 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, Community Room
Mondays, April 8th to May 13th  
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

There will no program held on Monday, April 22nd.

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

Treat your baby to a relaxing massage! This five-week interactive workshop 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 EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

Registration

You may register 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 May 13 2019 except Mon Apr 22 2019.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Fridays, January 11th to March 22nd
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check out March Break programs instead on Friday, March 15th!

Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
No charge.

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!  

Presented in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

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Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Mar 22 2019 except Fri Mar 15 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursdays, January 10th to March 21st
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check out March Break programs instead on Thursday, March 14th!

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

(New!) Young children learn about the world through exploration, and it’s never too early to start! Each week preschoolers in Discover Storytimes can spark their curiosity and literacy with hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities combined with their favourite stories and songs.

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! 

 

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 21 2019 except Thu Mar 14 2019.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Mondays, January 7th to March 18th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be no program held on Monday, February 18th due to Family Day. Drop by the Courtice Branch from 10am to 2pm for Winter WonderLearn!
Check out March Break programs instead on Monday, March 11th!

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

(New!) Young children learn about the world through exploration, and it’s never too early to start! Each week preschoolers in Discover Storytimes can spark their curiosity and literacy with hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities combined with their favourite stories and songs.

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! 

 

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 18 2019 except Mon Feb 18 2019, Mon Mar 11 2019.
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 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, January 8th to March 19th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check out March Break programs instead on Tuesday, March 12th!

Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
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! 

Presented in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 19 2019 except Tue Mar 12 2019.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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