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Bowmanville Branch

Pirates! (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Friday, May 10th
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. 

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, May 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Kites! (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Friday, April 5th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

It’s windy and the kites are flying! Drop by to enjoy stories, songs, and games about kites, then create your very own kite to take home.

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, April 5, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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At Home On My Own (Session 2)

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Friday, June 7th,
12:00 to 4:00 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.)

Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 3)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Saturday, June 15th 
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.

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.

 

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.)

Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
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How-To in 10 Festival

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How-To logo.Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.
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Learn something new and explore what’s available in your community at the How-To in 10 Festival!

In 10 minutes or less, you can learn a new skill from any one of our booths, each hosted by a local organization or business. It’s fun, easy, free, and fast! Learn and explore the amazing resources in our community.

Learn amazing new skills:

  • How to manage stress with the Centre for Holistic Healthcare and Education
  • How to play 9 Men's Morris with Clarington Museums
  • How to make musical playdough with Clarington Public Library
  • How to fold origami with Clarington Public Library
  • How to make a difference with Clarington Public Library
  • How to be a seniorprenear with Community Innovation Lab
  • How to save time with Ella Bates Corporate Training
  • How to practice Tai Chi with Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
  • How to conquer kitchen clutter with Home Free with Joanne
  • How to spy on your money with Jennifer Pauls Financial Coach
  • How to tie a climbing knot with Joey's World
  • How to juggle with Joey's World 
  • How to get crafting with Municipality of Clarington, 55+ Active Adults
  • How to make a safe escape with Municipality of Clarington, Fire and Emergency Services
  • How to workout at home (with no equipment) with Municipality of Clarington, Fitness
  • How to find constellations with the Royal Astronomical Society
  • How to increase emotional regulation and coping with Sirtonski Wellness Space
  • How to maintain your computer with Staples
  • How to make a portable watercolour kit with the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Check back often to see the new skills you could learn!

For more information and other participating Durham Region libraries, please visit www.howtoin10.com.

 

Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Safe Food Handlers Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Wednesday, April 10th
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Learn the safe way to handle and prepare food for a variety of kitchens and environments, including restaurants, take-out, catering, food trucks, or working directly with high-risk groups such as children and the elderly. 

Participants must complete one full six-hour course and evaluation to achieve certification. The Food Safety Training Certificate meets the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and all Health Departments across the province.

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.)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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SMART Serve Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Wednesday, April 24th
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Learn how to implement a responsible alcohol service and maintain a safe environment. 

Participants must complete one full six-hour course and evaluation to achieve certification. The Smart Serve Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training Program is approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as a server training program for the Ontario hospitality industry.

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.)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Musical Families

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[All ages] 

Bowmanville Branch, Children's Area
Fridays, January 11th to March 22nd
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.

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Mar 22 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Black History Month: Tales by Moonlight (Saturday Morning Stories)

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[All ages] 

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Saturday, February 9th  
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in, no registration required.
No charge.

Join us for a special edition of Saturday Morning Stories as we celebrate Black History Month. Learn about the exotic animals and characters in African folklore and drum along! Drums et al will be presenting inter-generational storytelling, songs, chants, and drums, drums, drums!

 

Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Saturday Morning Stories

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[All ages] 

Bowmanville Branch, Children's Area
Saturdays, January 12th to March 23rd
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in on Saturday, Ferbruary 9th for a special edition of Saturday Morning Stories, Black History Month: Tales by Moonlight!

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

(New!) Join us for a brand new storytime on Saturday mornings! Every week is a new adventure – whether it’s in your own backyard, somewhere else on Earth, or even in outer space! There will be stories, songs, games, and maybe an experiment or two!

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 Mar 23 2019 except Sat Feb 09 2019.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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