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Musical Babies (EarlyON) (Newcastle)

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[Ages 0 to 15 months]

Newcastle Branch
Mondays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for four week session; 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.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. via EarlyON and Eventbrite.

This program will introduce children to interactive songs, nursery rhymes, music, creative movement and musical instruments. Parents/caregivers will learn how to make and incorporate music and musical instruments into your child’s everyday play experiences while promoting a healthy lifestyle and intimate social bonds.

This program is also being offered at the Courtice Branch starting on Wednesday, August 3!

Offered in partnership with EarlyON Child and Family Centre, Clarington.
 

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 EarlyON's Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

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Repeats every week until Mon Aug 29 2022.
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Babysitting Course (Newcastle)

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[Ages 11 to 15]

Newcastle Branch
Tuesday, August 23rd
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $60; 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 an alternate session of the Babysitting Course on Thursday, July 28th 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.

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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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Newcastle Branch
Tuesday, August 2nd
11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $60; 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 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.

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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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:30am to 5:00pm
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c_wonder Workshop (Jul 28)

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[Ages 7-13]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, July 28th
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

Be sure to check out the other c_wonder Workshops on July 14, July 28,  August 11, and August 25!

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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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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c_wonder Workshop (Jul 14)

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[Ages 7-13]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, July 14th
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

Be sure to check out the other c_wonder Workshops on July 28, August 11, and August 25!

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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Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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SRC: StoryWalk, I Am Scary (Newcastle)

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[Families]

Newcastle Branch
Monday, July 4th to Monday, July 25th

From the prolific and beloved author and illustrator Elise Gravel comes this funny and cute board book for the littlest readers. In this sweet little book, a monster tries to scare a young child. But the child insists the monster is not scary but actually quite huggable.

You can also find the book in our collections to read at home!

Be sure to check out the travelling schedule for I Am Scary, and other StoryWalks this summer!

  • June 13th to July 4th: Courtice Branch
  • July 4th to July 25th: Newcastle Branch
  • August 2nd to August 23rd: Orono Branch
  • August 15th to September 6th: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)

Written and illustrated by Elise Gravel (© Orca Book Publishers, 2020)

StoryWalk for I Am Scary.

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

SRC: StoryWalk, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (Newcastle)

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[Families]

Newcastle Branch
Monday, August 15th to Tuesday, September 6th

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver, or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author's note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

You can also find the book in our collections to read at home!

Be sure to check out the travelling schedule for Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox!, and other StoryWalks this summer!

  • June 13th to July 4th: Orono Branch
  • July 4th to July 25th: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)
  • August 2nd to August 23rd: Courtice Branch
  • August 15th to September 6th: Newcastle Branch

Written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel (© Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015)

StoryWalk for Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox.

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 12:00pm

SRC: Noticing Nature (Scientists in School, Newcastle)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Newcastle Branch
Monday, August 22
10:00 to 11:00 a.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.
Registration opens Monday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. (approximately two weeks before each workshop)

Chicka-dee-dee-dee. Who was that? Play a game to discover nature sounds around us. Buzz your newly created bee around flowers to pollinate them. Investigate seeds and make a seed caterpillar that will grow over time. Notice all that nature has to offer, big and small!

This program is also being offered at the Courtice Branch on Monday, August 8, and the Bowmanville Branch on Monday, August 15!

Offered in partnership with Scientists in School. View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!
 

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.

 

 

 

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

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Monday, August 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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SRC: Eww... That Science is Gross! (Scientists in School, Newcastle)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Newcastle Branch
Monday, July 25
10:00 to 11:00 a.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.
Registration opens Monday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. (approximately two weeks before each workshop)

Discover the science behind things that make you go…ewww! Make "snot" and sneeze it while exploring viscosity, learn about digestion while producing a burp in a bag, and more. Join us on a gross but fun-filled science adventure!

This program is also being offered at the Courtice Branch on Friday, July 15, and the Bowmanville Branch on Monday, July 18!

Offered in partnership with Scientists in School. View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!
 

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.

 

 

 

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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SRC: Library Camp Out (Newcastle)

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch
Monday, August 15
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Wear your PJs and bring your sleeping bag for a camp out in the Library! Be prepared for any adventure with campfire songs, silly stories, and fun activities - but without mosquitos!

This program is also being offered on Monday, July 25 at the Bowmanville Branch!

Ontario Power Generation logo.Generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

 

Weekly Themes

  1. Pirates and Under the Sea
  2. Magic and Science
  3. The Final Frontier
  4. Fairy Tales and Dragons
  5. Mythical Worlds and Faraway Lands
  6. Monsters and Creatures
  7. Legendary Figures
  8. Mythologies and Storytelling

 

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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