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c_wonder Coding Club

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]
[Ages 10 to 14; Grade 5 to 8]

Online via Google Meet
Wednesdays, July 7th to 28th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 4-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Also be sure to check out the c_wonder STEM Club in August!

Boost your child’s coding skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder Coding Club introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 1 to 4 and Grades 5 to 8) to the fundamentals of coding. This includes coding concepts such as inputs, outputs, if statements, loops, variables, and operators. Each coding club will feature an interactive coding activity for participants to apply what they have learned and strengthen their coding skills.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting youth through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.
 

Registration

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

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jul 28 2021.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 1: Reconciliation

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, June 17 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone. 

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

The Durham libraries, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, DCSI, OTSU, and the Region of Durham, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, are launching a collaborative four-part panel discussion series with Indigenous peoples and First Nations from the Durham Region. Reconciliation, Resilience, Resistance, and Resurgence will focus on actions that support and amplify Indigenous Voices in our community as we move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action.

Register and join us for Part 1 of the discussion, Reconciliation, and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member 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 an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Naturally Managing Stress

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Online via Zoom
Monday, June 21st
7:00 p.m. 

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

If you feel tired, anxious, irritable, or have difficulty focusing, you're not alone. Learn natural ways to manage stress and anxiety, daytime exhaustion and nighttime difficulties in falling asleep, sugar cravings or inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise.

Join Naturopathic Doctor, Dr Nadine Gavin ND, for an informative workshop on the impact of stress on your body and emotional health and what you can do about it.   

Presented in partnership with Harmony Health and Well Being.
 

Recording

If you were not able to attend the live event, a recording is now available to view on Clarington Public Library’s YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/BGWb2-tTFlk

 

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 an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Zoom Instructions

Take part using Zoom!

 

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Good Clean Fun! (Scientists in Situ)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, June 23rd
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
[Fully registered; waitlist full]

Fun with soap and water? You’ll be astonished when you investigate surface tension; explore the chemistry behind bath bombs; and make your own to use at home. It’ll be an explosion of chemical fun!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which may be picked up at any branch one week in advance. An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops!

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Member 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:

 

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Candy Chemistry (Scientists in Situ)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, June 2nd
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
[Fully registered; waitlist full]

Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is!

(Note: We still have space in the May 29 c_wonder workshop presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach, perfect for your budding engineer or scientist!)
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which may be picked up at any branch one week in advance. An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops!

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Member 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:

 

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Colour My World (Scientists in Situ)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, May 12th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
[Fully registered; waitlist full]

Colour is everywhere! Without it our world would be a very dull place. Use colour to watch water defy gravity, explore rainbows and create a sun catcher. Use chemistry to create new colours. Curious? Come and explore some colourful science.

(Note: We still have space in the May 29 c_wonder workshop presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach, perfect for your budding engineer or scientist!)
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which may be picked up at any branch one week in advance. An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops!

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Member 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:

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Virtual Drag Queen Storytime

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Online via Facebook Live
Wednesday, June 23rd
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Drag Queen Storytime is going virtual! Join us for storytime and musical fun for all fabulous children of all ages and their caregivers. This family-friendly program will showcase stories and songs that explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion. This special virtual storytime will be held with Lucy Flawless, and will include story readings, a lip-sync performance, and Q&A session.

Offered in partnership with Toronto Drag Queen Storytime and Youth Pride Durham. All readings are sponsored by Durham Children's Aid Society.

 

Drag Queen Storytime poster.

 

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual English Conversation Circle

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Online via Zoom
Tuesdays, April 6th to June 29th
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required through Community Development Council Durham, Community Connections, at communityconnect@cdcd.org or 905-686-2661 x121

Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the Virtual English Conversation Circle and discover English as a Second Language resources, get connected to your community, and practice your English-speaking skills.

Presented in partnership with Community Development Council Durham.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 29 2021.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Resilience Workshop

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Online
Wednesday, May 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required through the Carion Fenn Foundation, at www.carionfenn.org/resilience-workshop.html, smcm@carionfenn.org, or 289-923-8170.

The virtual Resilience Workshop will focus on building one’s resilience and the capacity to recovery from difficult times. Learn how to recognize, build, or continue to build your resilience.

The wellness event features mental health speakers, including Dr. Floyd Spence, Elevasyon, Canadian Mental Health Association Durham, and Lakeridge Health, followed by a Q&A and breakout session.

Presented in partnership with the Carion Fenn Foundation, Lakeridge Health, and Ajax Legion, and sponsored by the Municipality of Clarington and the Islamic Society of Ajax.

Resilience Workshop flyer.

 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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STEAM Activity (On Demand)

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All Ages

Online via YouTube
Fridays, April 9th to May 28th

On demand; no registration required.

Join Library staff online for on demand virtual programs via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Enjoy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programming videos created by Library staff!
 

Enjoy the Library's full line-up of on demand programs this winter! There will also be special PJ Stories and Craft Activities!

 

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Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 28 2021 except Fri Apr 16 2021.
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:30am
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:30am
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