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Family Day: Courtice Branch Modified Hours

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The Courtice Branch is open modified hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Be sure to drop by the Courtice Branch between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for Winter WonderLearn!

Bowmanville, Newcastle, and Orono Branches are closed for Family Day.

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Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Audience: 

At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, February 10 
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 in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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Stop and Go with Arduino (STEM Champions)

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[Ages 10 to 18]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, March 24th  
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

How do traffic lights know when to turn green, yellow, or red? Using Arduino and LEDs, we can program and simulate how traffic lights help move people around cities all over the world. 

Arduino is an open sourced electronics platform, and its versatile hardware and software may be used by everyone from beginners to experts. This workshop allows you to explore programming, and gain an understanding of the importance of traffic lights in today’s society.

Please note: program participants will not be able to keep the equipment.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Check out our other STEM Champions programs: Video Game Controllers with Makey Makey and Crazy Circuits with LittleBits.

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

Crazy Circuits with LittleBits (STEM Champions)

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[Ages 7 to 18]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, February 17 
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

Discover, design, and build amazing circuits with LittleBits, no experience necessary! 
LittleBits are small electrical circuit components that snap together using magnets. With LittleBits, anyone can become an expert! Experiment with circuitry and all of the cool things you can create!

Please note: program participants will not be able to keep the equipment.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Check out our other STEM Champions programs: Video Game Controllers with Makey Makey and Stop and Go with Arduino.

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Location: 
Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

Video Game Controllers with Makey Makey (STEAM Champions)

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[Ages 5 to 10]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, January 20  
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Champion with UOIT technology workshops!

Consider yourself a gamer? Take your skills to the next level! Enhance your online gaming experience with a custom controller using Makey Makey. 
The technology acts like switches, but opening and closing circuits with Makey Makey doesn’t just use anything – it uses everything! With the help of alligator clips, anything can be part of your circuits – bananas, tin foil... Even yourself!

Please note: program participants will not be able to keep the equipment.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Check out our other STEM Champions programs: Crazy Circuits with LittleBits and Stop and Go with Arduino.

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: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

LEGO Robotics League (Session 2)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, February 7 to March 7​
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Five-class workshop series.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Step up and join the LEGO Robotics League! You and your teammates will tackle building and programming a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot!

Compete in weekly challenges using motors and infrared 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 a specific colour, or throw a ball at a target.
Participants will develop an understanding of basic robotics and programming in a team building and fun environment.

Another session of this program is offered on Wednesdays, January 3 to 31​.

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

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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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 07 2018.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

LEGO Robotics League (Session 1)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, January 3 to 31
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Five-class workshop series.
Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge. 

Step up and join the LEGO Robotics League! You and your teammates will tackle building and programming a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot!

Compete in weekly challenges using motors and infrared 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 a specific colour, or throw a ball at a target.
Participants will develop an understanding of basic robotics and programming in a team building and fun environment.

Another session of this program is offered on Wednesdays, February 7 to March 7.

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

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jan 31 2018.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Baby on Board

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[Ages 12 months and under]

Courtice Branch
Thursdays, January 11 to March 22
​10:30 to 11:00 a.m. 
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

The babies are waiting to be bounced, tickled, and read to. Learn how the sound of your voice, the rhythm of a song, holding a book and babbling all get your baby ready to read.

 

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.

 

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 22 2018 except Thu Mar 15 2018.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch
Wednesdays, January 10 to March 21
​10:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Extended time!]
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

Now one hour! The whole family can enjoy listening to a story, singing songs, and experiencing community together! Children of all ages will develop important early literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

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.

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 21 2018 except Wed Mar 14 2018.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Mondays, January 8 to March 19
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Please note that the room capacity for all Ontario Early Years programs is 40.

Singing and music are an important part of early literacy. Learning new words and rhythms are just the beginning. Music affects brain development in areas of memory, spatial reasoning, problem solving, and pattern recognition which are all fundamental elements of getting every child ready to read!

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.

Presented in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.

Space is limited on a first come, first served basis. 

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 19 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018, Mon Mar 12 2018.
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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