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Tales for Toddlers

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[Ages 18 months to 2½ ]

Courtice Branch
Tuesdays, January 7th to March 23rd
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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 Tuesday until Fri Mar 13 2020 except Tue Mar 17 2020.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Baby Bookworms

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[Ages 18 months and under]

Courtice Branch
Thursdays, January 9th to March 26th
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 Thursday until Fri Mar 13 2020 except Thu Mar 19 2020.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Video Game Tourney (P.A. Day Adventures)

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[Ages 8 to 13]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, March 13th 
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Sign up yourself or a team, and play to win! There will be a division for novices, and a division for more experienced players.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Be sure to check out our other P.A. Day Adventures! 

 

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 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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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Mother Goose Stories & Songs (Session 2)

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, January 22nd to March 11th 
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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

Learn new songs and silly rhymes to help engage your baby and help develop their early literacy skills like talking, singing, and reading in this eight-week workshop series!

Presented in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

Caregivers are welcome to bring a second child provided the children are within 12 months in age of each other.

 

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.
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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 11 2020.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Infant Massage Class (Session 2)

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursdays, February 13th to March 12th   
3:00 to 4:30 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 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 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.
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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 12 2020.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Mayor’s Gala

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Courtice Branch
Saturday, February 22nd  
7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $50.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

You are invited to celebrate the vibrant and rich arts community in Clarington. Mark your calendar to attend the Clarington Mayor's Gala in support of the arts on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Clarington Public Library, Courtice Branch.

Arts and culture play an integral role in Clarington's community life. The Clarington Mayor's Gala supports two exceptional, not-for-profit agencies - the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and A Gift of Art. Both organizations promote and nurture the ongoing development of local, artistic talent.

The Mayor's Gala is an initiative that showcases and celebrates our local artists. Join us for an evening filled with musical entertainment, delicious food, cocktails, assorted refreshments and a creative silent auction. The event will include displays of unique works of art including jewelery, pottery, metal and ironworks, sculpture, photography, poetry, fabric and glass.

 

Mayor's Gala banner.

 

Registration

You may register 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, February 22, 2020 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
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Winter WonderLearn

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Winter WonderLearn banner.

Event Details

Clarington Public Library, Courtice Branch
Monday, February 17th, 2020 (Family Day)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Activities

Enjoy a free day of family fun at the award-winning festival designed to get you active, learn something new, and enjoy time together!

Go WILD this Family Day holiday! Your family can discover fun and interactive activities about wildlife, nature, and conservation! Take in an interactive show with special guest, the Animal Ambassadors of Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue!

A list of participating organizations will be posted soon!

 

Special Guest: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

Take part in a fun and educational show with Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue and their Animal Ambassadors! Pick up your ticket on the day of the event.

Durham Region's only wildlife rehabilitation centre, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and Canadian Wildlife Services to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured, abandoned and orphaned wildlife.

Soper Creek's WILDLIFE Detectives presentation will have you dancing, participating in guessing games, interacting with our Animal Ambassadors and listening to stories about wildlife rehabilitation.

Children put on their "listening ears", and use their "owl eyes" to uncover and discover unique adaptations that native species have to survive in WILD Ontario and its four seasons. Does a porcupine really shoot their quills? How far can skunks spray? Is it true that a bear slows down its heart beat and doesn’t go to the bathroom for 5 months in the winter!?

Also be sure to visit their WILDLIFE Detectives learning display! This interactive and engaging display is comprised of skulls, pelts, bones and more to offer memorable learning experience. Through games, tactile animal artifacts, colour sheets, stickers and activity books children are able to continue learning about Ontario Wildlife. At the Wildlife Rescue First Aid Station, children can bring a stuffed animal to learn how to fix/wrap a broken leg or arm.

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue logo.

 

Free Swim

Bring your bathing suit! A Municipality of Clarington free swim at the Courtice Community Complex will be available from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. during the festival! The main pool, tot pool, and slide will all be open.

 

Sponsorship

A big thank you to our key sponsor of the event, Ontario Power Generation!  Without your support, this wonderful festival would not be possible.

Ontario Power Generation logo.

 

About the Festival

Now in its seventeenth consecutive year, Winter WonderLearn is a day of free family fun! Children and their families can enjoy Family Day together at an event that celebrates Clarington and the family learning opportunities that thrive here. Shake off the winter blahs at this interactive learning festival. Local organizations offer demonstrations and workshops in literacy, arts, sports, history, science, nature, safety, and health.

Throughout the event, families can explore interactive activities, make a craft or two, and have fun together. The festival allows people to learn about the local organizations that make up our community, learn something new, and spend time together as a family!

 

Angus Mowat Award

We're incredibly proud and excited to announce that the Library has received a provincial Ontario Public Library Service Award, the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence, for the Winter WonderLearn Festival!

Managed by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Ontario Public Library Service Awards identify and promote creative public library service ideas. The Angus Mowat Award of Excellence recognizes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library service.

Clarington Public Library received the award for its well-known annual Winter WonderLearn Festival, which has showcased community partners and focused on free educational and interactive family activities for the past fifteen years.

This year’s Festival, which celebrates the theme of “Music and Sound”, is right around the corner for those who want to experience it for themselves. Children and their families can shake off the winter blahs, enjoy interactive demonstrations and activities offered by local organizations, and catch a show with special guest, Juno-nominated Music by Jake. The Municipality of Clarington is also offering a free swim at the Courtice Community Complex from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Festival is made possible through the generous support of Ontario Power Generation.

For more information, please see the Library's press release.

Angus Mowat Award Ceremony, with Board Vice Chair receiving the award rom the Minister.

The photo shows Clarington Public Library Board Vice Chair Judy Hagerman (right) receiving the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence from the Honourable Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (left) at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Public Library Awards Gala Reception on February 1, 2018 in Toronto (photo courtesy of the Ontario Library Association).

 

Contacts

General Information:

Clarington Public Library
905-623-7322 x2712

Event Coordinator:

Lisa Dyche,
Marketing Librarian, Clarington Public Library
905-623-7322 x2722

 

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Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Rudolph’s Tales

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[Families]

Courtice Branch
Tuesday, December 17th 
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Join in all the reindeer games, sing some songs, listen to tall tales, and enjoy a special holiday craft!

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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Mrs. Claus Storytime

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[Families]

Courtice Branch 
Wednesday, December 11th 
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Join Mrs. Claus at the Library for a very special storytime with festive stories and songs, and lots of holiday cheer!

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Frosty’s Forest Adventures

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[Families]

Courtice Branch
Wednesday, December 18th 
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Frosty is having an adventure in the forest – what will he see? Find out in this woodsy storytime, then decorate your own tree

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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