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2018
August
16
Thursday
  • Staff Picks

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Not sure what to read next? We've got you covered! Our staff are recommending reads for all ages and selecting the books themselves. Come discover your next favourite book!
 
  • Club Franco

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Come have some fun with French stories and activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 7+.
    Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaire francophones. Pour 7 ans et plus.
  • Lifesize Games!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Kids who like games will love our HUGE games. Come to the library to play!
  • Senior Social

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special information workshops.
  • Video Game Party

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    It’s time to get your game on! Come try a wide range of video games at this party for the whole family.
  • Advanced 3D Modelling II

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Are you ready for more advanced 3D modelling? Learn to design multi-part objects. Discover how to use connectors and interlocking parts to make larger and more complex structures. Ages 13+ Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Hot Topics: Social Media Fitness

    7:00 PM
    Join Chris Vollum, social media expert, as he discusses the effects of social media use on kids' mental health. Leave inspired, skilled and confident to support your family's journey through social media.
 

Ongoing Programs

June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

  • Born to Read

    June 1, 2018 to August 23, 2018

    Fridays, 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.
  • June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Thursdays, 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.
  • June 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    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.
  • June 8, 2018 to August 17, 2018

    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.
  • July 3, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    Tuesdays, 1:30 PM to 2:00 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.
  • June 5, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 20, 2018

    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.
 
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  • Computer Tutor

    June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

    Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
 
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  • Cursive Like A Boss

    July 3, 2018 to July 31, 2018

    Tuesdays, 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn the lost art of cursive writing. Create your very own signature and make your friends and family jealous of your stellar handwriting skills. For ages 8-12. Space is limited. Registration cost is $25 for the full 5 week session.
 
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  • Family Movie

    July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It's fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen.
  • August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

    Fridays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It's fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    June 5, 2018 to July 16, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • July 18, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 8, 2018 to August 17, 2018

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2018 to August 16, 2018

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 7, 2018 to August 16, 2018

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 4, 2018 to June 25, 2018

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • July 9, 2018 to July 30, 2018

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 5, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 7, 2018 to August 16, 2018

    Thursdays, 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    June 5, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    Wednesdays, 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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  • LEED Building Tours

    June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

    Tuesdays,
    Join us for a tour of Civic Centre Resource Library to learn about the energy efficient and sustainable design elements and features of this library building. Please visit the information desk for more information or to request a tour.
 
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  • Let's Go to the Movies

    June 1, 2018 to November 30, -0001

    Mondays, 1:30 PM to 4:00 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.
  • July 9, 2018 to August 31, 2018

    Mondays, 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.
  • July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

    Saturdays, 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    June 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 16, 2018

    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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  • STEAM Coaches

    June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Incredible Science Camp

    July 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    This week is jam packed with science fun, experiments and learning. We'll be doing things like making homemade slime, playing with tornado tubes and making a balloon rocket. Science North will also be visiting us for a science workshop and mad science show. $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Maker Madness Camp

    August 20, 2018 to August 24, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got all things MAKER this week at the library! Join us this week as we try out all of our Maker Classics; Snap Circuits, button making, robotics, 3D design and printing, cardboard forts, augmented reality and so much more! $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Minecraft Fan Club Camp

    July 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Do you love minecraft? We do too! We’ll be exploring a variety of different science topics while you perfect your world building skills. Learn about the minerals used to craft, compare the biomes in the game to the ones we have on our planet, explore the laws of physics by building a working roller coaster in the game, just to name a few! $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Pokémon Training Camp

    July 30, 2018 to August 3, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    If you’ve got to catch ‘em all, then you’ve got to come to this week’s camp. We’ll visit the trading post, battle it out and even get a visit from our very own Pokémon Professor. Play Pokémon go? Bring it with you to see what we can catch at the library! $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Rad Robots Camp

    August 7, 2018 to August 10, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We’ve got robots big and small! Play with and learn to code our ozobots, build and program cool Lego Mindstorm robots, check out our Star Wars BB-8 and mess around with the cubelets. We’ll have you building your very own robots by the end of the week! $108/week*, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Spy School Camp

    August 13, 2018 to August 17, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    See if you’ve got what it takes to be a spy. If you want to learn how to decode messages, solve cyphers and learn the art of disguise then Spy School is for you. At the end of the week you’ll put your new skills to the test as you try to Escape the Library in an escape room challenge. $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • STEAM Summer: Unreal Virtual Reality Camp

    July 3, 2018 to July 6, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We'll be exploring virtual and augmented reality with a ton of activities and technology to explore. Learn how to design your own 3D objects and make them a reality with Foldify. Go on a virtual scavenger hunt, make your drawings come alive in 3D with Quiver, and so much more! $135/week, ages 6-12.
 
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  • Tech Tutorials

    August 9, 2018 to August 30, 2018

    Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get expert advice on the ins and outs of the Create It! space. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. $97 per 4 sessions. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • June 4, 2018 to June 25, 2018

    Mondays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get expert advice on the ins and outs of the Create It! space. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. $97 per 4 sessions. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    June 1, 2018 to June 27, 2018

    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.
  • July 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to June 28, 2018

    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.
  • June 4, 2018 to August 13, 2018

    Mondays, 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.
  • June 5, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 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.
  • June 5, 2018 to August 14, 2018

    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.
  • June 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    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.
  • June 6, 2018 to August 15, 2018

    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.
  • June 1, 2018 to August 17, 2018

    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.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2018
Aug
17
Fri
  • French Family Storytime

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone, all in French.
 
2018
Aug
18
Sat
  • Board Game Cafe

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    So you think you've got game? Connect with others playing your favourite board games and learn to play new ones.
  • French Family Storytime

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone, all in French.
  • Film It: Stop Motion Contest

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Are you the next Tim Burton? Submit your stop motion masterpiece and join us for a viewing party on August 18! Contact the Service Desk for details.
  • Got Game?

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    It's the weekend! Gather with us for a little grown up playtime with games, snacks, and mocktails at the library. Beginner or pro, all are welcome.
 
2018
Aug
19
Sun
  • 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.
  • ESL Café Volunteers

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.
  • Hot Topics: Fraud Protection

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, this seminar is designed for those who want to better understand fraud and how to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.
 
2018
Aug
20
Mon
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Learn important skills for becoming a top-notch babysitter. Admission is $60. For ages 11-15. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show. Everyone likes puppets!
 
2018
Aug
21
Tue
  • Chinese Book Club

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Share your thoughts, ideas, and discuss books. The discussion will be held in Chinese. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.
  • Tech Social

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Curious about today's digital world? Brush up on your computer skills by exploring new tech topics each class with hands-on guided practice.
  • Walk and Talk

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Join us for some fresh air and conversation as we walk around the library in good company. Please call the service desk or check the website for more details.
  • Family Storytime

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

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join amateur writers in overcoming the challenges of writing. Each session will focus on different elements of writing like plot, character, prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.
 
 

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