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Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Fridays, April 5th to June 21st
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Please note there will be no programs on April 19th due to Good Friday.

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 Jun 21 2019 except Fri Apr 19 2019.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, June 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
Thursdays, April 4th to June 20th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

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 Jun 20 2019.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, June 20, 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, April 1st to June 17th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Please note there will be no programs on April 22nd due to Easter Monday and May 20th due to Victoria Day.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

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 Jun 17 2019 except Mon Apr 22 2019, Mon May 20 2019.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 17, 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, April 2nd to June 18th
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.

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 18 2019.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 18, 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, April 3rd to June 19th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. [new time!]

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 Wednesday until Wed Jun 19 2019.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Infant Hearing Clinic

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[Caregivers with children 4 months and under]

Newcastle Branch, Study Suite
Alternate Wednesdays, from April 10th to June 19th,
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 by listening and imitating those around them, but when there is a hearing loss, these skills may be delayed. Nearly four in 1,000 babies are born deaf or hard of hearing and more children develop hearing loss as they grow. 

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 Jun 19 2019.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
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National Canadian Film Day

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, April 18th, 
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day! Drop by for a showing of the feature animated film, Ballerina (Leap!) 

Félicie is a young orphan who has only one passion – dance. With her best friend and budding inventor, Victor, they come up with a madcap scheme to escape their orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights, where she’ll try to make her crazy dream of becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera come true! (French with English subtitles.)

Presented in partnership with Canadian Parents for French and REEL Canada. 

 

Célébrez la Journée du Cinéma Canadien avec Canadian Parents for French!  Passez pour une projection du film animé Ballerina (Leap!)

Félicie est une jeune orpheline gui ne vit que pour sa passion : la danse. Avec l’aide de son meilleur ami Victor, qui souhaite devenir un grand inventeur, elle élabore un plan rocambolesque pour s’évader de l’orphelinat et se rendre à Paris, la Ville lumière. Félicie devra se battre plus que jamais, se surpasser et apprendre de ses erreurs afin de réaliser son rêve la plus fou : devenir un danseuse étoile à l’Opéra de Paris!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; 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 Training, Colleges and Universities.

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 demands and challenges of your future academic and career goals.

For more information, please contact Kymberly 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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Repeats every day until Thu Jun 27 2019.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Pete the P.A. Day Cat (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Friday, June 7th  
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Who loves their white shoes? Pete the Cat does! Drop in for a groovy time with stories, songs, and special activities designed to help develop early literacy and social skills.

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, June 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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At Home On My Own (Session 1)

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, May 4th,
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.

(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, May 4, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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