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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
Mondays, September 9th to October 7th   
1:30 to 3:00 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 interactive five-week 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 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.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 07 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Canada Learning Bonds

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Tuesday, November 19th
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Start saving for your child’s education today! The best part: it won’t cost you a dime!
The Canada Learning Bond is a benefit from the Government of Canada that provides moderate income families the chance to start saving for their children’s post-secondary education now and at no cost.

Your children are eligible if:

  •     They were born in 2004 or later; and
  •     Your annual net family income is under $47,000.

Every eligible child will receive $500, and could receive up to $2,000.

When you attend, please bring your social insurance number, and the birth certificates and social insurance numbers for your eligible children.  

Presented in partnership with Durham Region.

 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
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Musical Families

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[All ages] 

Newcastle Branch
Fridays, September 13th to December 13th
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!

Presented in Partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

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Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 13 2019.
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2½ and up]

Newcastle Branch
Thursdays, September 5th to December 5th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

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 Dec 05 2019.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Tales for Toddlers

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[NEW!]

[Ages 18 months to 2 years]

Newcastle Branch
Mondays, September 9th to December 2nd
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Please note there will be no program on Monday, October 14th due to Thanksgiving.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Share the love of reading, and build vocabulary with songs, rhymes, finger plays, and simple stories rhymes at this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers!

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 Dec 02 2019 except Mon Oct 14 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Newcastle Branch
Tuesdays, September 10th to December 17th
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!

Presented in Partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 17 2019.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Bookworms

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[Ages 18 months and under]

Newcastle Branch
Wednesdays, September 4th to December 4th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Children love to be bounced, tickled, and read to. Learn how the sound of your voice, the rhythm of a song, holding a book and reading all get your 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!

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 04 2019.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th
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 Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

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 needs 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 Nov 28 2019.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Harvest Festival Book Sale

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Newcastle Branch
Saturday, October 5th
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Have a book? Give a book. Need a book? Buy a book!

Support your Library and visit the Newcastle Branch during the Harvest Festival for our largest book sale ever!

Books donated by the community and removed from the Library will be available for purchase all day at bargain rates, and all the proceeds will come back to support the Library.
 

Book Donations

Time for a little shelf cleaning! Donations to the Book Sale will be accepted at all branches from Monday, September 16th until Friday, October 4th.

 

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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[Caregivers with children 4 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, Study Suite
Wednesday, July 3rd;
Wednesday, July 17th;
Wednesday, July 31st;
Wednesday, August 14th; or
Wednesday, August 28th 
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 x4.
No charge.

Children develop speech and language skills by listening and imitating those around them, but these skills may be delayed in the case of deafness or hearing loss.

Sign up your infant for a screening if you have hearing-related concerns, and learn about the follow-up services available to your family. 

Presented in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital, the lead agency for the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program.

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Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Aug 28 2019.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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