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Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Fridays, January 11th to March 22nd
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check out March Break programs instead on Friday, March 15th!

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 Friday until Fri Mar 22 2019 except Fri Mar 15 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursdays, January 10th to March 21st
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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 Thursday until Thu Mar 21 2019 except Thu Mar 14 2019.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2 and up] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Mondays, January 7th to March 18th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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.
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 Monday until Mon Mar 18 2019 except 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, January 28, 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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Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Tuesdays, January 8th to March 19th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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.

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 19 2019 except 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, January 29, 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] 

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesdays, January 9th to March 20th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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

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 Wednesday until Wed Mar 20 2019 except Wed Mar 13 2019.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, January 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, January 27th , 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, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 at the Courtice 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 Jan 27 2019.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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Math is Fun! (P.A. Day Fun!)

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, February 1st
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Math and numbers are amazing! It’s one of the elements of STEAM, and math is everywhere. Explore the connection between mathematics and early literacy with fun stories, songs, and activities.

Presented in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

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

 

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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Baby Massage Class (Session 1)

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[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Mondays, January 14th to February 11th 
1:30 to 2:30 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 five-week interactive workshop 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.

Another session of this program is offered at the Courtice Branch on Thursdays, February 7th to March 7th.

 

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 week every Monday until Mon Feb 11 2019.
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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[Caregivers with children 4 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, Study Suite
Alternate Wednesdays, January 2nd to March 27th 
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Advanced registration required for each 15 minute session through the Markham Stouffville Hospital at 1-888-703-5437 x4.
No charge.

Children develop speech and language skills by listening and imitating those around them, but these skills may be delayed in the case of deafness or hearing loss.

Sign up your infant for a screening if you have hearing-related concerns, and learn about the follow-up services available to your family. 

Presented in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital, the lead agency for the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program.

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Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Mar 27 2019.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Magician Training Camp

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[Ages 9 and up]

Newcastle Branch
Tuesday, March 12th
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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

Discover your inner magician and learn what it takes to dazzle and delight audiences as a master of illusion!

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 browse through the full March Break program calendar!

 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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