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Bowmanville Branch

Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, September 21st
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Audience: 

At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, October 19th
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.

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 the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 

LEGO Robotics Challenge (Session 1)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room  
Wednesdays, September 11th to October 23rd   
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!

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Oct 23 2019.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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The BIG Egg Drop! (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[Ages 8 and up]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Friday, November 22nd
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Your challenge, should you chose to accept it: you have 30 minutes to design and build a container for an egg out of recycled material. This container must keep its cargo safe when we drop it from the Mezzanine Level. Can you tackle this high-flying engineering challenge?

Be sure to check out our other P.A. Day Adventures on this day!

 

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

 

Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 

Pirates! (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Friday, September 27th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Arrrr, mateys! Walk like a pirate, talk like a pirate! Shiver your timbers with tall tales and sea shanties, and imagine sailing the ocean blue.

Be sure to check out our other P.A. Day Adventures on this day!

 

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

 

Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 

Musical Families

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[All ages] 

Bowmanville Branch
Fridays, September 6th to December 6th
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 EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 06 2019.
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Saturday Morning Stories

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Saturdays, September 7th to December 7th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Join us for a brand new storytime on Saturday mornings with stories, songs, games, and maybe an experiment or two. Enjoy a new adventure each week as we explore nature, the world, even outer space!

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!

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 07 2019.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Discovery Storytime

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[Ages 2½ and up]

Bowmanville Branch
Wednesdays, September 4th to December 4th
10:00 to 11:00 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!

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 04 2019.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Tales for Toddlers

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[NEW!]

[Ages 18 months to 2 years]

Bowmanville Branch
Thursdays, September 5th to December 5th
10:00 to 10:45 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!

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 05 2019.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
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Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Bowmanville Branch
Tuesdays, September 3rd to December 17th
1:30 to 2:30 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 EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 17 2019.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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