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English Conversation Circle

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesdays, January 16th to March 27th 
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Please note this program has been cancelled.

Be sure to check out English Conversation Circle at the Courtice Branch on Thursdays, January 31 to March 28, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.!

Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the English Conversation Circle and discover English as a Second Language resources, get connected to your community, and practice your English speaking skills!

Presented in partnership with the Community Development Council Durham.

 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Cover Letters 101 (Enhancing Employment Outcomes)

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Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, February 25th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

It’s often not enough to send only a resume; make your skills, experience, and education stand out with a well-written cover letter! 

Be sure to check out the other Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops:
Interviews 101, on March 18th; and
Resumes 101, on January 21st!

Presented in partnership with Agilec. Funding provided by Employment Ontario.

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get individualized advice and feedback in these employment workshops! Each workshop will also feature additional employment services and programs that can help you achieve your career goals. 

 

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Interviews 101 (Enhancing Employment Outcomes)

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Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, March 18th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Great, you’ve got an interview, but now what? Go from anxious and terrified to prepared and ready. Learn how to prepare for common interview questions, brush up on communication skills, and even take part in mock interviews.

Be sure to check out the other Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops:
Cover Letters 101, on February 25th; and
Resumes 101, on January 21st!

Presented in partnership with Agilec. Funding provided by Employment Ontario.

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get individualized advice and feedback in these employment workshops! Each workshop will also feature additional employment services and programs that can help you achieve your career goals. 

 

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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Resumes 101 (Enhancing Employment Outcomes)

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Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, January 21st
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Get your resume noticed! Learn what employers look for in a resume, the keywords to include, and other tips and tricks to help get you that interview! 

Be sure to check out the other Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops:
Cover Letters 101, on February 25th; and

Interviews 101, on March 18th!

Presented in partnership with Agilec. Funding provided by Employment Ontario.

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get individualized advice and feedback in these employment workshops! Each workshop will also feature additional employment services and programs that can help you achieve your career goals. 

 

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Tuesday, March 26th and 
Wednesday, March 27th 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Keep your family and those around you safe. Obtain your Standard First Aid and CPR-C certificate. 

Participants must complete the full two-day course and evaluation to achieve certification.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

 

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Repeats every day until Wed Mar 27 2019.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Basic Health & Safety and WHMIS (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, February 22nd 
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Ensure the safety of employers and employees with WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System). 

Participants must complete the full six-hour course and evaluation to achieve certification.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

 

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
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SMART Serve Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Monday, February 4th
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 Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

 

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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Safe Food Handlers Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Monday, January 21st
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 Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

 

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Winter WonderLearn

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Courtice Branch
Monday, February 18th 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Enjoy a free day of family fun at a festival designed to get you active, learn something new, and enjoy time together! 

Get STEAMed this Family Day holiday! Your family can discover amazing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fun and activities! Take in an interactive science show with special guest, Mad Science!

For more information and a full list of activities, please visit www.clarington-library.on.ca/wwl.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Counting Week

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Heart made out of book pages, Counting Week banner.

Show your support, and get counted when it counts!

As part of the information sent to the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Clarington Public Library has designated its Counting Week as Tuesday, November 20th through Monday, November 26th.

It's easy to show your support! Drop by any Library branch to attend a program, borrow books or movies for your family, or use the WiFi and quiet study space. You can also show your support from home by downloading an eBook or eMagazine, or accessing an eResource like World Book Encyclopedia!

Anonymous statistical information sent to the Ministry includes:

  • Circulation of materials, including books, magazines, movies, eBooks, etc.;
  • In-library materials use;
  • Use of eResources and database searches;
  • Use of public computers and WiFi;
  • Reference inquiries;
  • Visits to the Library, including walk-in and electronic; and
  • Social media impressions.

 

More Information about the Ontario Public Libraries Annual Survey Week

Similar usage statistics will be recorded by other public libraries across the province this month as part of Ontario Public Libraries Annual Survey Week, which helps create a picture of public library usage locally and throughout Ontario. The information is gathered and administered by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, which requires all public libraries in the province to measure their activities during a typical week in the month of November.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:00pm
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