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2018
November
18
Sunday
  • Holocaust Education Week

    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear from a variety of speakers. For ages 12+.
 
  • 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.
  • Family Movie

    1:30 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.
  • 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.
 

Ongoing Programs

September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

 
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  • Born to Read

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 4, 2018 to November 27, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 5, 2018 to November 28, 2018

    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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  • Family Storytime

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 4, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 8, 2018 to November 24, 2018

    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 6, 2018 to November 29, 2018

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 4, 2018 to November 27, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 4, 2018 to November 27, 2018

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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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  • Fun With French

    September 5, 2018 to November 28, 2018

    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.
  • September 13, 2018 to October 4, 2018

    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.
  • October 18, 2018 to November 29, 2018

    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.
  • September 17, 2018 to November 26, 2018

    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

    September 15, 2018 to October 9, 2018

    Wednesdays, 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.
  • October 17, 2018 to October 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 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.
  • November 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays,
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays,
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
 
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  • Homework Help for French

    September 15, 2018 to October 9, 2018

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • October 17, 2018 to October 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • November 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays,
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays,
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
 
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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 10:30 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.
  • September 10, 2018 to November 26, 2018

    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.
 
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  • Let's Go to the Movies

    September 10, 2018 to October 1, 2018

    Mondays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Saturdays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
  • October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018

    Mondays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 6, 2018 to November 29, 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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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    September 24, 2018 to October 1, 2018

    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Mondays, 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.
  • October 15, 2018 to November 26, 2018

    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Mondays, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • October 10, 2018 to November 28, 2018

    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.
  • November 7, 2018 to December 12, 2018

    Wednesdays, 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.
 
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  • Reading Buddies Volunteers

    September 26, 2018 to November 28, 2018

    Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • October 10, 2018 to November 28, 2018

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
 
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  • STEAM Club

    September 11, 2018 to November 27, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us each week as we explore the world of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Ages 7 +.
  • October 4, 2018 to November 29, 2018

    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us each week as we explore the world of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Ages 7 +.
 
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  • STEAM Coaches

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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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  • Toddling to Read

    September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 4, 2018 to November 27, 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.
  • September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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.
  • September 5, 2018 to November 28, 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.
  • September 7, 2018 to November 30, 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
Nov
19
Mon
  • 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.
 
2018
Nov
20
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.
  • The Rainbow Club

    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Come out to our social club for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Play games, learn and have fun. For ages 13-18.
  • 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.
 
2018
Nov
22
Thu
  • Tech Training: Microsoft Word

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    For adults who are already familiar with Word, we’ll focus on going beyond the basics. Topics include; formatting, creating tables, inserting photos and more.
  • Podcast Collective

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Join the conversation as we learn about what goes into creating and maintaining your own podcast. Everything from technology to set-up, outlines, and episode scripts will be covered. Ages 13+. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Kids' French Book Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Read something new in French every month and then come tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games! 60 mins. For ages 9-14.
  • Hot Topics: Cosmology

    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    University of Toronto Professor Tom Vassos explores the birth, evolution and fate of the universe in this intriguing and enlightening seminar.
 
2018
Nov
23
Fri
  • Cardboard Fort Fun

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Come design, create, and build anything - with cardboard. We provide the cardboard, tape, markers and more. Just bring your imagination and creativity.
  • Comic Book Day

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    It's a bird, a plane, it's... A PA DAY! Join us for all things comic books - comic writing, art, games, superheroes and more.
  • Make Music Together

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    The verdict is in: music is good for you. Try your hand at track mixing and music composition, make your own instruments, and rock out!
  • One...Two...3D!

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Enjoy your P.A day the 3D way! Join us for an interactive day of paper folding, LEGO building, 3D printing, exploring virtual reality and lots more.
  • One...Two...3D!

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Enjoy your P.A day the 3D way! Join us for an interactive day of paper folding, LEGO building, 3D printing, exploring virtual reality and lots more.
  • Robot Day

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    All ROBOTS All Day– robot story time, robot costume making, robot coding, robot building. ROBOTS ROBOTS ROBOTS. For all ages.
  • Unwind & Design

    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Get into the holiday gift giving spirit by unwinding with a glass of wine and one-of-a-kind gift making this holiday season using technology in the Make It! space at Pierre Berton Resource Library. Tickets are $15 and available on Eventbrite.
 
2018
Nov
24
Sat
  • Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    A sensory storytime designed for children with special needs. For ages 4-8 and their families.
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • Code Your Own Adventure

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tell a story through coding? Or learn coding through storytelling? Either way, please join us as we write interactive, nonlinear stories ...with computer code. Ages 8 - 12.
  • French Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind!
  • 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.
 
 

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