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Baby Bookworms (Livestream Storytime)

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Ages 0 to 18 months

Online via YouTube
Tuesdays, September 15th to November 24th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.

Join Library staff online each week for a virtual storytime, live from the Library! All livestreams will be available to join via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Children love to be bounced, tickled, and read to. Learn how the sound of your voice, the rhythm of a song, holding a book and reading get your child ready to read.
 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are 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!

Enjoy the Library's full line-up for livestream storytimes this fall!

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 24 2020.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Labour Day: Branches Closed

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Please note that Library Grab & Go Service will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labour Day.

Please see our Locations & Hours page for regular Grab & Go Service hours.

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Monday, September 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
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TDSRC Blooper Reel!

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Online eProgram
Friday, August 28

Welcome to the TD Summer Reading Club blopper rell! Sorry, blooper reel! From flubbed lines, forgotten song lyrics, uncontrollable laughter, a renegade ice cream truck, and a tea party crashing cat, Library staff have been through it all! Sometimes the mistakes are just as much fun as getting it right :)

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

 

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Friday, August 28, 2020 - 9:00am
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Epic Experience: Birthday Storytime Livestream!

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Livestream
Thursday, August 27

Didn't have quite the birthday party you imagined this year? Never fear, your Library is here! Celebrate with us and other kids who turned a year older during a special birthday-themed livestream storytime as part of the TD Summer Reading Club Bonus Week! There'll be stories and songs, including the most special song of all!

Want to hear a shout out for your little one's birthday during the storytime? Send us a DM on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with their name and what birthday they celebrated!

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Epic Experience: Mix It Up!

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Tuesday, August 25
Special Guest: Scientists in School

Registration required

Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food. Investigate solubility, explore dilutions and have fun making a suspension you can mold. Welcome to the wonderful world of food science!

This virtual workshop is most appropriate for ages 4 to 12, and is offered free of charge - this event includes a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible!

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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STEAM Activity (Bonus Week)

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Monday, August 24

Discover this week’s theme with STEAM! Play and learn with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math experiments you can try at home!

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:00am
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Activity: Jersey Design Draw!

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Sunday, August 23

Shake it up and play with an activity sheet to keep you moving and learning! Each week you might discover colouring pages, origami, or other fun games to print and play!

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

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Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 9:00am
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TD Summer Reading Club: Bonus Round!

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Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

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Sunday, August 23, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, August 29, 2020 (All day)
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Epic Experience: Sticky Science!

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Monday, August 10
Special Guest: Scientists in School

Registration required

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky with Scientists in School! Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!

This virtual workshop is most appropriate for ages 4 to 12, and is offered free of charge - this event includes a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible!

Visit our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information about the Club and how to register!

 

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Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:30am
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Computer Access (Courtice)

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Clarington Public Library is excited to be providing limited computer access as part of Stage 2 re-opening procedures. Please read the following carefully in its entirety before booking a computer access time slot.

Completing this registration process grants you access to one (1) time slot of 45 minutes computer access, set to begin at the selected time in the location listed. Changes to time and location must be requested in advance of the appointment; they are not permitted (i.e. letting in early, allowing to stay late) at the start of or during an appointment. For the safety of our staff and community members, there are various parameters in place that must be adhered to when entering the Library and during your time in the branch.
 

Computer Use Parameters

Bookings

All individuals entering the Library must have a computer booking for that time slot. For example, a parent and child who wish to enter the Library require two (2) bookings, even if they do not intend to use two (2) computers. This helps us ensure we are adhering to capacity limitations as per Provincial guidelines.

Children

Independent computer access is permitted for members aged ten (10) and over. Any members under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by a competent caregiver as outlined in the Library's Unattended Children policy.

Health Screening

All members accessing the Library branch will undergo a health screening before entering. Any indication that a member is experiencing symptoms listed on the screening will result in being denied entry. The health screening will be conducted via paper survey, using the same indicators as Ontario's self-assessment. As per the direction of Public Health, this information is being collected for the purposes of contact tracing, and it will be destroyed after a period of 6 months from the date the assessment was completed.

Face Masks

As per Durham Health recommendations, face coverings (i.e. non-medical masks) must be worn at all times. Members are also asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, remaining 2 meters / 6 feet away from others when possible, and following posted signs, floor markings, and the direction of staff.

Washrooms

Washrooms are not available to members of the public during computer access appointments.

Additional Services

Children's Early Literacy Computers, Courtice Branch Studio, and scanning services are not available as part of computer access at this time. Printing services are available for free with a 10-page maximum.

Appointment Length

Appointments are held to 45 minutes in duration; all Library computers will automatically shut down at the end of appointments. Members with work to save should be sure to save to an external device such as a USB stick, or via email, often during their booking.

Appointments cannot be extended.

Use of Library Computers

Members can access Library computers using their Library card number or a provided one-time use guest pass. Content access continues to be guided by the Library's Internet Access policy.

Other Areas of the Library

As per Provincial directives, all shelves, lounge and study areas, and meeting rooms will remain closed to the public.

Personal Computers / Devices

Members are permitted to bring their own devices for computer access in branch, but they will be limited to working at designated areas and require a computer access booking for entry.

Food & Beverages

Food is not permitted in the Library during computer access bookings. Beverages are permitted in sealable containers.

Additional Items

Members are responsible for bringing any additional items they may require during their booking; shared items such as pencils, paper, or cables will not be provided.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

All computers and peripherals, workstations, chairs, and other contact surfaces will be disinfected between time slots.

 

Computer Use Bookings: Courtice Branch

Please select your preferred time slot. You will then be able to select your preferred day. Hours of operation are available on our Locations & Hours page.

 

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Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Aug 08 2020 except Mon Jul 27 2020, Mon Aug 03 2020.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
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