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Youth Ideas Jam!

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Community Innovation Lab logo.     Google logo.

[Open to young people ages 15 to 29]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursday, June 9th;
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Your ideas matter! It’s time to take your business idea, community project, or app development to the next level with the Community Innovation Lab, Google Canada, and Clarington Public Library at #IdeasJamClarington! This unique opportunity will allow you to share and explore some of your coolest ideas with Google Canada. Prizes and Google giveaways for the best ideas! Visit www.communityilab.ca for more information.

Snacks will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Google Canada, Community innovation Lab, NEET Youth Incubator, the Clarington Public Library and the Government of Ontario.

Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. No charge.

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Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Build and Program your Own Crystal Ball

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, November 4th  
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

Using the open-source electronics platform Arduino, participants will learn how to create every day systems, and ones that hide behind the scenes! This workshop will allow beginner programmers to develop their skills and have a lot of fun along the way.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Creating Circuits with Makey Makey

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[Ages 5 to 14]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, October 21st 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

Who knew you could make a piano with bananas? Makey Makey works by opening and closing circuits, just like any other switch. But instead of the switch being on your computer, or your wall, the circuit is closed through the objects you connect with alligator clips, like some tinfoil, or your hand... or your lunch. See what you can do with this cool technology!

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, October 28th  
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; 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.

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.

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Babysitting Course (Session 3)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, November 18th   
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, November 19th 
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.​
Please note the different course times on each day.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; includes participant manual.

Note: 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 Course are offered on:

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 19 2017.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Babysitting Course (Session 2)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, October 21st 
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and 
Sunday, October 22nd  
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.​
Please note the different course times on each day.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; includes participant manual.

Note: 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 Course are offered on:

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 22 2017.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, September 23rd 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; includes participant manual.
Note:
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 Course are offered on:

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.

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Coding With Ozobots

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[Ages 9 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, September 23rd 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

Robotics isn’t just for advanced engineers! Ozobots are little circular robots that can be programed to move around, follow line colours, and even interact with each other. This workshop will focus on teaching participants about block coding. Unlike traditional, text-based programming, block coding involves a simple method of dragging “blocks” of instructions.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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The Paws to Read Program (CC, Session 3)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Courtice Branch, Fireside Lounge
Sundays, November 5th to 19th
1:30, 1:50, or 2:10 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each 20 minute, one-on-one three-week sessions. Register online, in person, or by phone. Participants may book one session per branch. 
No charge.

The Paws to Read® program is designed to match children with a certified therapy dog and their handler for a fun one-on-one reading session! Studies have shown that reading to dogs encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem in children. Reading out loud to a Paws to Read® dog boosts literacy and makes reading fun!

Presented in partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization.

Other sessions of this program are offered on:

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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The Paws to Read Program (CC, Session 2)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Courtice Branch, Fireside Lounge
Sundays, October 15th to 29th
1:30, 1:50, or 2:10 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each 20 minute, one-on-one three-week sessions. Register online, in person, or by phone. Participants may book one session per branch. 
No charge.

The Paws to Read® program is designed to match children with a certified therapy dog and their handler for a fun one-on-one reading session! Studies have shown that reading to dogs encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem in children. Reading out loud to a Paws to Read® dog boosts literacy and makes reading fun!

Presented in partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization.

Other sessions of this program are offered on:

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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