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Fraud Awareness

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Wednesday, October 11th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration required.
No charge.

Fraud is a serious crime and can happen to anyone. Criminals have created elaborate schemes to separate you from your money or property, but there are ways to protect yourself. Learn how to avoid the many scams out there with Durham Regional Police Service’s Major Fraud Unit.

Presented in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service

Be sure to check out our other Durham Regional Police Services workshop, Power of Attorney, on Tuesday, November 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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Also be sure to check out our Money Intelligence Series workshops with family wealth architect and estate planning expert David Duong, CPA, CMA, CIM®, B.Comm.:

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

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 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: 

The Paws to Read Program (BW, Session 3)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Wednesdays, October 25th to November 8th
6:30, 6:50, or 7:10 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.

Date: 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

The Paws to Read Program (BW, Session 2)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Wednesdays, October 4th to 18th
6:30, 6:50, or 7:10 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.

Date: 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

The Paws to Read Program (BW, Session 1)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Wednesdays, September 13th to 27th
6:30, 6:50, or 7:10 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.

Date: 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

Make Your Own LEGO Movie! (Session 2)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Tuesdays, October 24th to November 14th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Advanced registration required for four-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Calling all filmmakers! This popular after-school program introduces children to the magic of movie-making using LEGO! Participants will bring to life their own storyline using LEGO characters and iPads! Children will learn how to use an app to make their own movie magic and finish the program session with a film festival to share their creations with family and friends on the big screen. 

View past creations on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ClaringtonPL!

Another session of this program is offered on Tuesdays, October September 12th to October 3rd.

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: 
Repeats every week until Tue Nov 14 2017.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Make Your Own LEGO Movie! (Session 1)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Tuesdays, September 12th to October 3rd   
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Advanced registration required for four-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Calling all filmmakers! This popular after-school program introduces children to the magic of movie-making using LEGO! Participants will bring to life their own storyline using LEGO characters and iPads! Children will learn how to use an app to make their own movie magic and finish the program session with a film festival to share their creations with family and friends on the big screen. 

View past creations on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ClaringtonPL!

Another session of this program is offered on Tuesdays, October 24th to November 14th.

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: 
Repeats every week until Tue Oct 03 2017.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Fridays, September 8th to November 24th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
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 the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.
 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Nov 24 2017.
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Bowmanville Branch
Thursdays, September 7th to November 23rd
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
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 the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.
 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 23 2017.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

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