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Winter Wonderland

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[Families]

Bowmanville Branch 
Thursday, December 12th 
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Celebrate the best (and most fun) things about winter, and make a snowflake ornament to hang up at home!

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
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Holiday Bookworms

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[Ages 18 months and under]

Bowmanville Branch
Tuesdays, December 10th and 17th 
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

It’s our Baby Bookworms program, but with a holiday twist! Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more.

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 17 2019.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:00am
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Holiday Pajama Party!

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch 
Tuesday, December 17th 
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Drop by for a special evening pajama party. We’ll have games, songs, activities, and a scavenger hunt to get you in the holiday mood!

​See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Dear Santa

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, December 14th
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. 
No charge.

Write and decorate your Dear Santa letter, and get on the nice list! Pop them in our North Pole Mailbox. 

See a full list of holiday programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! 

Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Musical Families

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[All ages] 

Bowmanville Branch
Fridays, September 13th to December 13th
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 13 2019.
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
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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