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2020
February
21
Friday
  • Born to Read

    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
 
  • Baby Social

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Fridays, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Drop in and meet other parents and babies in your community! We will feature a new topic every week along with activities, singing, free play, and occasional guest speakers. For ages 0-12 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • Born to Read

    January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • Chess Club

    January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 4:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out!
  • Creation Lab

    January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • Family Storytime

    January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Toddling to Read

    January 10, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Fridays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Born to Read

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Mondays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Creation Lab

    January 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Fun With French

    December 5, 2019 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 24, 2020
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
 
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  • Homework Help

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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  • Homework Help for French

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    January 7, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Mondays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
  • January 28, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
 
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  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    January 30, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    In partnership with the Ripple Foundation, VPL offers a series of five workshops to introduce the fundamentals of the creative writing process. For children in grades 4-8.
  • January 29, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    In partnership with the Ripple Foundation, VPL offers a series of five workshops to introduce the fundamentals of the creative writing process. For children in grades 4-8.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes, and more! Offered in partnership with EarlyON Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes, and more! Offered in partnership with EarlyON Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
 
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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • February 4, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • February 2, 2020 to April 5, 2020
    Sundays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • February 5, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • February 8, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    January 9, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
  • January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2020
Feb
22
Sat
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Feb
23
Sun
  • Record a Demo

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Work with a technician for personalized studio set-up, software navigation and recording. Come ready to perform. Cost is $125. Register on Eventbrite.
  • ESL Café

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners are welcome to practice their English language skills in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Program held in partnership with the Library Settlement Program (LSP) in York Region and Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR). Contact the Service Desk to register and for more information.
  • World Cinema

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Calling all film fans! Experience critically acclaimed movies from around the world, with English subtitles.
 
2020
Feb
24
Mon
  • Toddling to Read

    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a film - for free! See you at the show.
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required. For ages 12 - 16
  • Family Storytime

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
  • Money and Budgeting for Kids

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Financial literacy for kids! An informative, 3-week session introducing the basics of money and budgeting. Through fun activities kids will learn about value, savings and the importance of giving. Ages 8-12. Cost is $30. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Teen Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Come by and pick up a copy of one of our hot reads and then come back a month later to meet up and chat about the book.
 
2020
Feb
25
Tue
  • Club Franco for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    It's French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
  • Stuff You Forgot From High School

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    High school might be long gone but the learning never stops. Join us for a refresher on some of your most loved (or hated!) subjects, and learn something new.
 
2020
Feb
26
Wed
  • Homework Help

    4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • Homework Help for French

    4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • French Meetup

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
 
 

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