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The Truth is Out There

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Learn about the history of UFO-related events with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the world’s largest and longest-existing UFO organization! Discover how you can aid MUFON in solving the mysteries of the UFO phenomenon in this interactive presentation.

Presented in partnership with MUFON Canada.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Book Club in a Bag: New Title Release Party

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Courtice Branch
Tuesday, November 5th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

The Library is celebrating 100 Book Club in a Bag titles! We invite you to celebrate with us and to be the first to see the 27 new kits added to the collection based impart on your feedback! 

Stop by the Courtice Branch to enjoy a literary evening, and get a sneak peek and first dibs on booking the new kits! All new Book Club in a Bag kits will be available for requests on Monday, November 11th. 

For more information about Book Club in a Bag and to make reservations for your club, please visit the Book Club in a Bag page.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room 
Thursdays, July 4th to August 29th 
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the 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 the Community Development Council Durham.

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 29 2019.
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Advanced registration required for two-day class; 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 challenges of your future academic and career goals.

For more information, please contact Kimberly 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.

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Repeats every day until Wed Aug 28 2019.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Basic Health & Safety and WHMIS (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Courtice Branch, The Lab
Wednesday, August 7th
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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

Ensure the safety of employers and employees with WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System). 

Participants must complete the full six-hour 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 challenges of your future academic and career goals.

For more information, please contact Kimberly 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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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Enhancing Employment Outcomes: Resumes 101

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Monday, July 22nd
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Drop in, no registration required.
No charge.

Get your resume noticed! Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get free individualized feedback tailored to you and your needs. 

Learn what employers look for in a resume, the keywords to include, and other tips and tricks to help get you that job! Also learn about additional employment tools, services, and programs that can help you with your employment goals.  

Presented in partnership with Agilec, funded by Employment Ontario.

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Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesday, July 17th 
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Monday, July 15th 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.

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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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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Musical Families

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[Ages 2 and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursdays, July 4th to August 22nd
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

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.

Looking for more storytimes for your little one? Be sure to check out the TD Summer Reading Club throughout July and August!

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 22 2019.
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Wild Wheels – Green Edition (SRC Epic Experience)

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Summer Reading Club illustration of children and animals reading together.

[All ages]

Courtice Branch
Tuesday, August 13th 
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

TD Summer Reading Club registration required. No charge.
Drop in; space may be limited on a first come, first served basis.

Our popular Wild Wheels program returns with an eco-friendly twist! Learn about all the “green” ways you can get around and reduce your carbon footprint! 

More about the TD Summer Reading Club

Avoid Summer Brain Drain and unlock your curiosity with the TD Summer Reading Club! Register today!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Tuesday, July 2 or at any TD Summer Reading Club program.

Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, August 23. Special Epic Experiences will be jam-packed with celebratory fun and memory-making moments! View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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