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Author Visit: J. Torres

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[Ages 9 to 11]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesday, October 25th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

J. Torres is a Filipino-born Canadian award-winning comic book writer, perhaps best known for his run on DC Comics' “Teen Titans Go,” the Eisner-nominated “Alison Dare,” and the Junior Library Guild/TD Summer Reading Club title “Bigfoot Boy.” He currently writes for Chirp comic in “Chirp Magazine.” Torres has worked with characters from A (Archies) to Z (The Mighty Zodiac) and many more in between (Avatar, Batman, Ninja Scroll, Simpsons, WALL-E, Wonder Woman, Yo Gabba Gabba, and X-Men to name a few). Get the background on how stories go from script to art to the printed book.

Check out our full line up of amazing author visits!

  • Joel Sutherland (ages 12 to 14, Newcastle Branch, October 19)
  • J. Torres (ages 9 to 11, Courtice Branch, October 25)
  • Melanie Florence (ages 8 to 10, Bowmanville Branch, November 22)
  • Hélène Boudreau (ages 4 to 9, Bowmanville Branch, November 30)

We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts.

Check the library catalogue to place your hold on books by J. Torres!

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Class visits and groups welcome!
No charge.

 

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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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Author Visit: Joel Sutherland

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[Ages 12 to 14]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Thursday, October 19th
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Author, Ghost Hunter, Barbarian Librarian, Bibliophile! Joel A. Sutherland is the award-winning author of "Be a Writing Superstar," "Haunted Canada" 4 to 7, and "Summer's End." His new series, Haunted, has been praised by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and is set in Courtice! Joel's short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines alongside the likes of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. He is also the founder of the DarkLit Fest, and appeared as "The Barbarian Librarian" on the Canadian edition of the hit television show "Wipeout," making it all the way to the third round and proving that librarians can be just as tough and crazy as anyone else! He lives in southeastern Ontario with his family, where he is always on the lookout for ghosts.

Check out our full line up of amazing author visits!

  • Joel Sutherland (ages 12 to 14, Newcastle Branch, October 19)
  • J. Torres (ages 9 to 11, Courtice Branch, October 25)
  • Melanie Florence (ages 8 to 10, Bowmanville Branch, November 22)
  • Hélène Boudreau (ages 4 to 9, Bowmanville Branch, November 30)

We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts.

Check the library catalogue to place your hold on books by Joel Sutherland!

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Class visits and groups welcome!
No charge.

 

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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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
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Power of Attorney

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Courtice Branch, Great Room
Tuesday, November 7th
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration required.
No charge.

Power of attorney and a last will and testament may be some of the most important documents you obtain. Before you sign on the dotted line, inform and protect yourself and your estate from becoming a victim of fraud. Learn about the Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Well-Being, and The Last Will and Testament documents before you sign them.

Presented in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service. 

Be sure to check out our other Durham Regional Police Services workshop, Fraud Awareness, on Wednesday, October 11th.

 

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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Also be sure to check out our Money Intelligence Series workshops with family wealth architect and estate planning expert David Duong, CPA, CMA, CIM®, B.Comm.:

 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Build and Program your Own Crystal Ball

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, November 4th  
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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!

Using the open-source electronics platform Arduino, participants will learn how to create every day systems, and ones that hide behind the scenes! This workshop will allow beginner programmers to develop their skills and have a lot of fun along the way.

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

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.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Creating Circuits with Makey Makey

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[Ages 5 to 14]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, October 21st 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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!

Who knew you could make a piano with bananas? Makey Makey works by opening and closing circuits, just like any other switch. But instead of the switch being on your computer, or your wall, the circuit is closed through the objects you connect with alligator clips, like some tinfoil, or your hand... or your lunch. See what you can do with this cool technology!

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

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.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Session 3)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, November 18th   
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
Sunday, November 19th 
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.​
Please note the different course times on each day.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Cost $55; includes participant manual.

Note: 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.

Other sessions of the Babysitting Course are offered 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.

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Repeats every day until Sun Nov 19 2017.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
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Coding With Ozobots

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[Ages 9 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Saturday, September 23rd 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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!

Robotics isn’t just for advanced engineers! Ozobots are little circular robots that can be programed to move around, follow line colours, and even interact with each other. This workshop will focus on teaching participants about block coding. Unlike traditional, text-based programming, block coding involves a simple method of dragging “blocks” of instructions.

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

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.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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The Paws to Read Program (CC, Session 1)

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[Ages 6 and up]

Courtice Branch, Fireside Lounge
Sundays, September 17th to October 1st
1:30, 1:50, or 2:10 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each 20 minute, one-on-one three-week sessions. Register online, in person, or by phone. Participants may book one session per branch. 
No charge.

The Paws to Read® program is designed to match children with a certified therapy dog and their handler for a fun one-on-one reading session! Studies have shown that reading to dogs encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem in children. Reading out loud to a Paws to Read® dog boosts literacy and makes reading fun!

Presented in partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization.

Other sessions of this program are offered 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.

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Repeats every week 3 times.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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LEGO Robotics League (Session 2)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, November 8th to December 6th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Advanced registration required for five-class workshop series; 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.

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

Another session of this program is offered on Wednesdays, September 13th to October 11th.

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.

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Repeats every week until Wed Dec 06 2017.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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LEGO Robotics League (Session 1)

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[Ages 12 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Wednesdays, September 13th to October 11th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Advanced registration required for five-class workshop series; 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.

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

Another session of this program is offered on Wednesdays, November 8th to December 6th.

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.

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Repeats every week until Wed Oct 11 2017.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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