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Youth Ideas Jam!

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Community Innovation Lab logo.     Google logo.

[Open to young people ages 15 to 29]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursday, June 9th;
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Your ideas matter! It’s time to take your business idea, community project, or app development to the next level with the Community Innovation Lab, Google Canada, and Clarington Public Library at #IdeasJamClarington! This unique opportunity will allow you to share and explore some of your coolest ideas with Google Canada. Prizes and Google giveaways for the best ideas! Visit www.communityilab.ca for more information.

Snacks will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Google Canada, Community innovation Lab, NEET Youth Incubator, the Clarington Public Library and the Government of Ontario.

Drop in; no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. No charge.

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Yakety Yak, Don’t Talk Back

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Yakety Yak, Don’t Talk Back: Understanding and Managing Oppositional Kids

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Improve your family’s mental health during Children’s Mental Health Week, May 1 to 7, with Kinark Child and Family Services.

Children who enjoy arguments, are easily annoyed, have difficulty cooperating, and respond badly to disappointment may fit the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (O.D.D.).

This presentation with psychiatric consultant Dr. Kevin Nugent will identify the descriptors of O.D.D. and will explore the view-point of these children. Discover strategies to help a child who is oppositional and defiant, and help eliminate some difficulties they may be having at home and school.

Presented in partnership with Kinark Child and Family 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.

Location: 
Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Baby on Board

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[Ages 12 months and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursdays, April 6th to June 22nd
​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.

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 22 2017.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, May 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Musical Babies

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[Ages 2 and under]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
​Wednesdays, April 5th to June 21st
2:00 to 3:00 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 the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre.

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 21 2017.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, April 5th to June 21st
​10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

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.

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 21 2017.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesdays, April 4th to June 20th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge. 

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.

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 20 2017.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Mondays, April 3rd to June 19th
​10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Please note: no program will be offered on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday, or on Monday, May 22nd due to Victoria Day.

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!

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

 

More about Every Child Ready to Read and Ontario Early Years Storytimes

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!

Drop in to one of our Every Child Ready to Read storytimes, or a Shake, Rattle & Roll or Musical Babies storytime offered in partnership with the Bowmanville YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre!

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jun 19 2017 except Mon Apr 17 2017, Mon May 22 2017.
Monday, April 3, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, April 10, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 1, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 8, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 15, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, May 29, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 5, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
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Babysitting Course (Session 1)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, April 22nd  
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m . and 
Sunday, April 23rd
12:30 to 4:30 p.m .
Cost $49; includes participant manual.
Please note the different times on each day.

This course teaches you the fundamental skills needed to start your 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 lunch or snack, and a teddy bear to practice on!

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services. 

Other sessions of Babysitting Course are offered on Saturday, May 27th; and Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 23 2017.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
11:30am to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Pump Up Your P.A. Day: Design It! Build It! (Session 2)

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[Ages 9 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, June 9th
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration required; Space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Every day we use objects that are automated, but how do they really work? This engineering workshop will explore the basic circuits hidden within our cellphones and computers then will give you an opportunity to test out your skills in designing an automatic pet feeder! 

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

Another session of Design It! Build It! is offered on Friday, April 28th.

Other P.A. Day programs on this day are LEGO Robotics! and Under the Sea.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 

Pump Up Your P.A. Day: Design It! Build It! (Session 1)

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[Ages 9 to 12]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, April 28th
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration required; Space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Every day we use objects that are automated, but how do they really work? This engineering workshop will explore the basic circuits hidden within our cellphones and computers then will give you an opportunity to test out your skills in designing an automatic pet feeder! 

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

Another session of Design It! Build It! is offered on Friday, June 9th.

Other P.A. Day programs on this day are Up in the Air! and Pete the P.A. Day Cat.

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.

Location: 
Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 

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