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Computer Access (Newcastle)

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Clarington Public Library is excited to be providing limited computer access as part of Stage2 re-opening procedures. Please read the following carefully in its entirety before booking a computer access time slot.

Completing this registration process grants you access to one (1) time slot of 45 minutes computer access, set to begin at the selected time in the location listed. Changes to time and location must be requested in advance of the appointment; they are not permitted (i.e. letting in early, allowing to stay late) at the start of or during an appointment. For the safety of our staff and community members, there are various parameters in place that must be adhered to when entering the Library and during your time in the branch.
 

Computer Use Parameters

Bookings

 

All individuals entering the Library must have a computer booking for that time slot. For example, a parent and child who wish to enter the Library require two (2) bookings, even if they do not intend to use two (2) computers.
This helps us ensure we are adhering to capacity limitations as per Provincial guidelines.

Children

Independent computer access is permitted for members aged ten (10) and over. Any members under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by a competent caregiver as outlined in the Library's Unattended Children policy.

Health Screening

All members accessing the Library branch will undergo a health screening before entering. Any indication that a member is experiencing symptoms listed on the screening will result in being denied entry. The health screening will be conducted via paper survey, using the same indicators as Ontario's self-assessment. As per the direction of Public Health, this information is being collected for the purposes of contact tracing, and it will be destroyed after a period of 6 months from the date the assessment was completed.

Face Masks

As per Durham Health recommendations, face coverings (i.e. non-medical masks) must be worn at all times. Members are also asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, remaining 2 meters / 6 feet away from others when possible, and following posted signs, floor markings, and the direction of staff.

Washrooms

Washrooms are not available to members of the public during computer access appointments.

Additional Services

Children's Early Literacy Computers, Courtice Branch Studio, and scanning services are not available as part of computer access at this time. Printing services are available for free with a 10-page maximum.

Appointment Length

Appointments are held to 45 minutes in duration; all Library computers will automatically shut down at the end of appointments. Members with work to save should be sure to save to an external device such as a USB stick, or via email, often during their booking.

Appointments cannot be extended.

Use of Library Computers

Members can access Library computers using their Library card number or a provided one-time use guest pass. Content access continues to be guided by the Library's Internet Access policy.

Other Areas of the Library

As per Provincial directives, all shelves, lounge and study areas, and meeting rooms will remain closed to the public.

Personal Computers / Devices

Members are permitted to bring their own devices for computer access in branch, but they will be limited to working at designated areas and require a computer access booking for entry.

Food & Beverages

Food is not permitted in the Library during computer access bookings. Beverages are permitted in sealable containers.

Additional Items

Members are responsible for bringing any additional items they may require during their booking; shared items such as pencils, paper, or cables will not be provided.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

All computers and peripherals, workstations, chairs, and other contact surfaces will be disinfected between time slots.

 

Computer Use Bookings: Newcastle Branch

Please select your preferred time slot. You will then be able to select your preferred day. Hours of operation are available on our Locations & Hours page.

Mondays & Saturdays

Wednesdays

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jul 29 2020.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
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Computer Access (Newcastle)

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Clarington Public Library is excited to be providing limited computer access as part of Stage 2 re-opening procedures. Please read the following carefully in its entirety before booking a computer access time slot.

Completing this registration process grants you access to one (1) time slot of 45 minutes computer access, set to begin at the selected time in the location listed. Changes to time and location must be requested in advance of the appointment; they are not permitted (i.e. letting in early, allowing to stay late) at the start of or during an appointment. For the safety of our staff and community members, there are various parameters in place that must be adhered to when entering the Library and during your time in the branch.
 

Computer Use Parameters

Bookings

 

All individuals entering the Library must have a computer booking for that time slot. For example, a parent and child who wish to enter the Library require two (2) bookings, even if they do not intend to use two (2) computers.
This helps us ensure we are adhering to capacity limitations as per Provincial guidelines.

Children

Independent computer access is permitted for members aged ten (10) and over. Any members under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by a competent caregiver as outlined in the Library's Unattended Children policy.

Health Screening

All members accessing the Library branch will undergo a health screening before entering. Any indication that a member is experiencing symptoms listed on the screening will result in being denied entry. The health screening will be conducted via paper survey, using the same indicators as Ontario's self-assessment. As per the direction of Public Health, this information is being collected for the purposes of contact tracing, and it will be destroyed after a period of 6 months from the date the assessment was completed.

Face Masks

As per Durham Health recommendations, face coverings (i.e. non-medical masks) must be worn at all times. Members are also asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, remaining 2 meters / 6 feet away from others when possible, and following posted signs, floor markings, and the direction of staff.

Washrooms

Washrooms are not available to members of the public during computer access appointments.

Additional Services

Children's Early Literacy Computers, Courtice Branch Studio, and scanning services are not available as part of computer access at this time. Printing services are available for free with a 10-page maximum.

Appointment Length

Appointments are held to 45 minutes in duration; all Library computers will automatically shut down at the end of appointments. Members with work to save should be sure to save to an external device such as a USB stick, or via email, often during their booking.

Appointments cannot be extended.

Use of Library Computers

Members can access Library computers using their Library card number or a provided one-time use guest pass. Content access continues to be guided by the Library's Internet Access policy.

Other Areas of the Library

As per Provincial directives, all shelves, lounge and study areas, and meeting rooms will remain closed to the public.

Personal Computers / Devices

Members are permitted to bring their own devices for computer access in branch, but they will be limited to working at designated areas and require a computer access booking for entry.

Food & Beverages

Food is not permitted in the Library during computer access bookings. Beverages are permitted in sealable containers.

Additional Items

Members are responsible for bringing any additional items they may require during their booking; shared items such as pencils, paper, or cables will not be provided.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

All computers and peripherals, workstations, chairs, and other contact surfaces will be disinfected between time slots.

 

Computer Use Bookings: Newcastle Branch

Please select your preferred time slot. You will then be able to select your preferred day. Hours of operation are available on our Locations & Hours page.

Mondays - Tuesdays, Thursdays - Saturdays

Wednesdays

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Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Aug 08 2020 except Mon Aug 03 2020.
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Underwater Magic

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room 
Friday, February 21st 
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Dive under the sea and discover what magic is beneath the waves! We’ll explore sea creatures mythical and real with stories, songs, and activities!

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

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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday March 5th 
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 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 needs and challenges of your future academic and career goals.
For more information, please contact Kymberly Kvasnak, Employment and Essential Skills Facilitator, Durham College, at 905-721-2000 x2504, or Kymberly.Kvasnak@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 an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.
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Repeats every day until Thu Mar 05 2020.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 3)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Saturday, March 7th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, March 8th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Please note the different start and end times on 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.

Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Note: Bring a teddy bear to practice 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.

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 an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.
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Repeats every day until Sun Mar 08 2020.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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Stop Motion Magic (Session 2)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Tuesdays, February 11th to March 10th 
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

Get creative with technology, and explore stop-motion animation! Create your own movie magic using Stikbots® and LEGO®, then finish the program session with a film festival! 

Share your creations with family and friends on the big screen and through the Library’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/ClaringtonLib!

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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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 10 2020.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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LEGO Robotics Challenge (Session 1)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesdays, January 8th to February 5th    
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

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 at www.youtube.com/user/ClaringtonPL!

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Feb 05 2020.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Musical Families

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[Ages 6 and under]

Newcastle Branch
Fridays, January 10th to March 27th 
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Explore the joy of music and movement with your children through interactive musical-based activities, featuring parachute games, interactive songs, and so much more!

Presented in Partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

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Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Mar 13 2020 except Fri Mar 20 2020.
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2½ and up]

Newcastle Branch
Thursdays, January 9th to March 26th
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 will spark their curiosity and literacy with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, 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 Fri Mar 13 2020 except Thu Mar 19 2020.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Tales for Toddlers

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[Ages 18 months to 2½ ]

Newcastle Branch
Mondays, January 6th to March 22nd
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Share the love of reading, and build vocabulary with songs, rhymes, finger plays, and simple stories rhymes at this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers!

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 Fri Mar 13 2020 except Mon Feb 17 2020, Mon Mar 16 2020.
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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