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Bowmanville Branch

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.

 

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

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 $60.00 + non-refundable Eventbrite service 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, April 15 (Bowmanville) and Saturday, May 6 (Newcastle)!
 

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 is $60.00 + non-refundable Eventbrite service 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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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 (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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Saturday Storytimes

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required. no charge.

The whole family can enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and playing games! Children of all ages will develop important early literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading and learning.

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

 

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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 17 2022.
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Tree Lighting Craft Night

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[Families]

Bowmanville Branch
Friday, December 2
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Get into the holiday spirit with your Clarington community! Visit the Moonlight Magic and Christmas Market, then drop by the Bowmanville Branch for crafts and hot chocolate! The branch will be open special evening hours!

For more information about the tree lighting and Moonlight Magic, please visit the Historic Bowmanville Downtown website.

Also be sure to check out Newcastle's Tree Lighting Craft Night on Friday, November 18, and our full line up of Holiday 2022 programs!
 

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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BACD Start Up Session

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[Adults]

Bowmanville Branch
Thursday, November 24
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Starting a business is hard and that’s where the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) comes in. Their mission is clear – they are there to support your business success. They will equip you with the skills, knowledge and tools to start and grow successfully. Build your action plan together!

BACD’s Business Fundamentals series includes the Start up Session as well as Marketing & Sales, Business Planning and Finance & Operations. The Start Up Session is held weekly and the other 3 are all held every month rotating between morning, afternoon and evening sessions and can be taken in any order.

These sessions are ideal for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business or wanting to formalize their business operations and a great place for you to start exploring the fundamentals of every successful business.

This online session is presented by BACD’s advisors who have all been entrepreneurs themselves.

Start Up Session: An overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and gives the steps needed to start successfully and to grow.

We will go through our Start Up Checklist and cover:

  • The Business Idea and business model
  • Validating your business idea through market research
  • Business Registration
  • Business Structures to consider
  • Licenses and Permits
  • HST requirements
  • Start up funding
  • Business Insurance
  • Capital, Grants and Funding
  • Name and Brand considerations

Presented in partnership with Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD).

 

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 the BACD Eventbrite page directly.

 

 

 

Date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Metrolinx Pop-Up

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[All Ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Tuesday, November 15th
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Stop by and say hello to the Metrolinx Durham Region Community Engagement Team at their pop-up information table to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects and initiatives by Metrolinx including the Bowmanville Extension project. They will be there to answer questions and take any comments or feedback.

Presented in partnership with Metrolinx.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Mock Election

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[All Ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Friday, October 7th to Monday, October 24th

From now until October 24th, the Clarington Public Library, Museums & Archives is holding a mock election at the Bowmanville Branch, where kids across Clarington can cast their vote towards a fictional Library Mascot! Families can learn about democracy together by experiencing how voting can help a group make a choice.

Elections and voting are an important part of democracy for all Canadians. Voting is the way you choose people to represent you and what you believe in government. By expressing your choice, you are taking part in the democratic process of government that generations of Canadians have fought to build.

For adults over the age of 18, voting in the Clarington 2022 Municipal Elections will take place electronically using the internet and telephone from Tuesday, October 18th until Monday, October 24th. For more information on how to vote, you can visit www.clarington.net/votes.

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 9:30am to Monday, October 24, 2022 - 8:00pm

Spirit Walk (Oct 26)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch (tour start/end point)
Wednesday, October 26th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $15.00 (including $1.73 HST and $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee). Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on our famous bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville! Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history.

Spirit Walks are available on:

 

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.

Please note the cost includes a $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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