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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-library programs have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Currently we are offering a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2020
December
1
Tuesday
  • Wrapping Up 2020

    Online Programs  
    Had enough of 2020? Let's wrap it up beautifully no matter what shape we end it in! Watch our gift wrapping series, just in time for the holiday season.
 
  • Virtual ESL Café

    Online Programs  
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners can practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For further information, contact us through Email Librarian or our Live Chat services.
  • Books for the Gift Giving Season

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn about the newest and hottest books for all ages for this upcoming holiday season. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Workshops: Playdough Animation Fun! (Bilingual English & French)

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Make homemade playdough to create fun figurines, and then learn the basics of stop motion animation to create movies with your playdough figures! For ages 8-12. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the resource library of your choice.

    Crée des figurines amusantes avec de la pâte à modeler chez toi, ensuite apprends comment faire un film d’animation image par image avec tes figurines ! Pour les enfants âgés de 8 à 12 ans. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite. Les kits coûtent 10 $ chaque, à ramasser à la bibliothèque ressource de ton choix.

  • Virtual Toddling to Read

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 19, 2020
    Tuesdays
    This program features songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home! New videos are released each week. For ages 18 months to 3 years and a parent or caregiver.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Virtual Born to Read

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 19, 2020
    Thursdays
    Join us for interactive videos with songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Virtual Family Storytime

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 19, 2020
    Saturdays
    Spend time together enjoying great, songs and rhymes with our interactive videos. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Virtual Family Storytime on Instagram

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 19, 2020
    Mondays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes, all from the comfort of your own home. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    December 2, 2020 to December 16, 2020
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete different virtual activities and games together, and will practice their French reading skills with student volunteers from the community. For ages 7 to 12. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Les enfants vont complète des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lis avec des bénévoles de la communauté. Pour les enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

  • Online Programs  
    January 20, 2021 to February 24, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete different virtual activities and games together, and will practice their French reading skills with student volunteers from the community. For ages 7 to 12. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Les enfants vont complète des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lis avec des bénévoles de la communauté. Pour les enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
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  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 19, 2020
    Mondays
    欢迎小朋友们和家人每周一收看中英双语故事会!Join us on Instagram and Youtube for fun songs and joyful rhymes in Mandarin and English! Suitable for the whole family. Storytime videos are bilingual, no previous knowledge of Mandarin required.
  • Online Programs  
    January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    Mondays
    欢迎小朋友们和家人每周一收看中英双语故事会!Join us on Instagram and Youtube for fun songs and joyful rhymes in Mandarin and English! Suitable for the whole family. Storytime videos are bilingual, no previous knowledge of Mandarin required.
 
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  • VPL Food Drive

    Online Programs  
    December 1, 2020 to December 14, 2020
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 14, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at our Resource Libraries for our 14th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank and Humanity First. Show your support for our community and make a difference during these challenging times.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2020
Dec
2
Wed
  • Custom Ornament with Carvey

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Learn to use a simple design software to make your own wood ornament in this educational and joyful program. You may pick up your result at a library afterwards. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Dec
3
Thu
  • Winter Ready with Essential Oils

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn about essential oils for use during the Winter Season with examples of DIY projects. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 'Tis the Season: Greeting Cards for Seniors

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    This holiday season, share uplifting messages with our community’s seniors by volunteering to make heartfelt greeting cards! Cards will be safely delivered to our community. Training session live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Dec
5
Sat
  • Virtual French Storytime

    Online Programs  
    Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in French!

    Des histoires, des chansons, des comptines et des activités en français!

    There's a new video each month.

  • Virtual STEAM Careers

    Online Programs  
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Ever wonder what it's like to be a coder? Or a comic artist? Join us as we invite special guests to talk about their careers and how they got there. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Dec
7
Mon
  • Toastmasters for Teens Online

    Online Programs  
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Have you ever felt nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Teens and conquer those fears! Develop communication and leadership skills with the guidance of a facilitator. Live on Zoom.
 
2020
Dec
8
Tue
  • Wrapping Up 2020

    Online Programs  
    Had enough of 2020? Let's wrap it up beautifully no matter what shape we end it in! Watch our gift wrapping series, just in time for the holiday season.
  • Virtual STEAM Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    STEAM Club is now on Zoom! Come and join us for activities and experiments. No kits required, just curiosity! Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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