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Bowmanville Branch

Build a Book- CANCELLED

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[Caregivers with children 2½ to 6 years]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Tuesdays, May 7th to June 4th  
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Advanced registration required for five-class workshop series; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.  
No charge.

Build literacy skills and enjoy crafting and creating together! Homemade books become a source of family enjoyment and will be treasured for years to come. Learn how you and your child can spark early literacy by making simple and fun books with everyday items.

Presented in Partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centres Bowmanville.

 

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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Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 04 2019.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Toastmasters

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Tuesdays, April 2nd to June 25th 
7:15 to 8:45 p.m. 

Drop in’s welcome; no registration required.
Fee for six-month or annual membership.

Discover if Toastmasters is right for you!

Speak with confidence! Toastmasters is a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your public speaking and leadership goals at your own pace. Toastmasters has the ability to change the lives of its members. Visit a meeting to learn more about the club and membership! 

Presented in partnership with Bowmanville Toastmasters Club.

Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 25 2019.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Audience: 

Summertime! (P.A. Day Adventures!)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch, Children’s Area
Friday, June 7th
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Summer is almost here! Get ready for shorts and sandals with songs, stories, rhymes, and games that will put you in the mood for some sun.

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, June 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 

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
Audience: 

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
Audience: 

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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