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Email Basics (Computer Basics) - CANCELLED

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Please note that this program has been cancelled.
 

Courtice Branch, The Lab
Monday, June 3rd
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to set up, and start using, a free web-based email account like Gmail or Hotmail.

Must be proficient using a keyboard and mouse.

Brush up on more Computer Basic skills with the following workshops:  

 

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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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English Conversation Circle

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursdays, January 31st to March 28th 
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 Mar 28 2019.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages] 

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Mondays, January 7th to March 18th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

There will be no program on Monday, January 28 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure.

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. 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 Monday until Mon Mar 18 2019 except Mon Jan 28 2019, Mon Feb 18 2019, Mon Mar 11 2019.
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages] 

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Mondays, January 7th to March 18th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be no program on Monday, January 28 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure.

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. 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 Monday until Mon Mar 18 2019 except Mon Jan 28 2019, 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, 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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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, January 9th to March 20th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be no program on Wednesday, January 30 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure.

Check out March Break programs instead on Wednesday, March 13th!

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 Wednesday until Wed Mar 20 2019 except Wed Jan 30 2019, Wed Mar 13 2019.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesdays, January 8th to March 19th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will be no program on Tuesday, January 29 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure.

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

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 Tuesday until Tue Mar 19 2019 except Tue Jan 29 2019, 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, 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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Baby Bookworms

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[Ages 2 and under] 

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursdays, January 10th to March 21st
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

(New!) 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 Thu Mar 21 2019 except Thu Mar 14 2019.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Babysitting Course (Session 2)

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, February 16th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, February 17th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
[please note the different times 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.

Other sessions of the Babysitting Program are offered on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 at the Newcastle Branch, and on Thursday, March 14 at the Bowmanville Branch.

 

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 day until Sun Feb 17 2019.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, March 2nd
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.

 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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LEGO Robotics Challenge

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, January 16th to March 6th 
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

There will be no program on Wednesday, January 30 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure.

There will be no program on Wednesday, February 6 due to the Courtice Community Complex closure because of inclement weather. The Courtice Branch will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6.

Take the LEGO Robotics Challenge! You and your teammates will tackle building and programming a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot.

Compete in weekly challenges using motors and sensors to create a fully interactive robot that responds to its surroundings. Command your robots to move in circles, dance, speak, react when it sees colours, or throw a ball at a target. 

View past creations on the Library's YouTube channel!

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 06 2019 except Wed Jan 30 2019, Wed Feb 06 2019.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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