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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch
Saturday, February 4th
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $64.12 (including $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee); includes participant manual.
Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

This Canadian Safety Council course gives youth 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.

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

Please note the cost includes a $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

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Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
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Science Meets Art (Scientists in School)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, December 3
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below. No charge.

Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy.

Offered in partnership with Scientists in School.
 

Register for the morning session of this program at the Courtice Branch and be sure to check out other great programs this December!

Registration

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

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Newcomer Support Services

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[Adults, families]

Bowmanville Branch
Wednesday, November 23rd
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Attend an Online Shopping and Financial Security Workshop, chat with staff from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) about newcomer support services, and explore the Library's new Language Collections and Resources!

CDCD are also inviting you to complete their Newcomer Services Survey regarding programming needs.

Presented in partnership with Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).

Newcomer Support Services flyer.

 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Babysitting Course (Courtice)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Courtice Branch
Saturday, March 4th
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $64.12 (including $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee); includes participant manual.
Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches youth 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!

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Check out alternate sessions of the Babysitting Course on Saturday, January 14th at the Newcastle Branch and Saturday, February 25th at the Bowmanville Branch!
 

Registration

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

Please note the cost includes a $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

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Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Bowmanville)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, February 25th
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $64.12 (including $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee); includes participant manual.
Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches youth 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!

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Check out alternate sessions of the Babysitting Course on Saturday, January 14th at the Newcastle Branch and Saturday, March 4th at the Courtice Branch!
 

Registration

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

Please note the cost includes a $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Newcastle)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch
Saturday, January 14th
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $64.12 (including $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee); includes participant manual.
Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This course teaches youth 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!

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Check out alternate sessions of the Babysitting Course on Saturday, February 25th at the Bowmanville Branch and Saturday, March 4th at the Courtice Branch!
 

Registration

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

Please note the cost includes a $4.12 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

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Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
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Stay & Play (Courtice)

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[Ages birth to 4]

Courtice Branch
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Have fun at the library and make new friends! Children and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play, explore and socialize. This is a casual program, please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

Be sure to check out Stay & Play at Bowmanville on Tuesdays, December 6, 13, and 20!

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 21 2022.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Stay & Play (Bowmanville)

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[Ages birth to 4]

Bowmanville Branch
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Have fun at the library and make new friends! Children and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play, explore and socialize. This is a casual program, please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

Be sure to check out Stay & Play at Courtice on Wednesdays, December 7, 14, and 21!

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 20 2022.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Fireside Fables (Newcastle)

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch
Thursday, December 15
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Join us by the fireplace in your comfiest pajamas. Cuddle up while you listen to a cozy story then jingle along to some favourite songs. Finish the night off with a wintry craft!

This program is also being offered at:

Be sure to check out our full line up of Holiday 2022 programs!

 

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Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Fireside Fables (Bowmanville)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Wednesday, December 14
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Join us by the fireplace in your comfiest pajamas. Cuddle up while you listen to a cozy story then jingle along to some favourite songs. Finish the night off with a wintry craft!

This program is also being offered at:

Be sure to check out our full line up of Holiday 2022 programs!

 

Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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