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  • Baby Social

    September 6, 2019 to November 29, 2019

    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.
 
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  • Born to Read

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
 
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  • Born to Read

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
 
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  • Born to Read

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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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  • Fun With French

    September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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 18, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

    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 for French

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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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  • Musical Babies

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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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  • My Story, My Tattoo

    September 15, 2019 to December 31, 2019
    Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories about our residents, our community, and the tattoo phenomenon. My Story, My Tattoo is a travelling art exhibit from the Wellington County Museum and Archives featuring 32 thought-provoking images and stories about amazing tattoos.
 
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  • Play by Numbers

    September 25, 2019 to October 30, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Join us for all kinds of math fun! This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories.
  • November 7, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Join us for all kinds of math fun! This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories.
 
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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

    Wednesdays, 4:30 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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • September 25, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 28, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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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  • Reading Buddies Volunteers

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    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 Storytime

    September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Preschoolers are naturally curious -- they thrive on exploration and discovery! Join us as we investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play.
 
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  • Study Hall

    November 25, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
 
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  • Tech Coaches

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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 9, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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 6, 2019 to November 29, 2019

    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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2019
Oct
16
Wed
  • Teen Book Club

    6:30 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.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
  • Crash Course in Death & Dying

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join us for 2 weeks of workshops as we dig up the dirt on death & dying. We will discuss wills, advance care planning, and more. Register on Eventbrite.
  • The Rainbow Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Come out to our social club for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Play games, learn and have fun. For ages 13-18.
 
2019
Oct
17
Thu
  • Memory Café

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Individuals living with memory loss and their caregivers can socialize and learn about memory related issues. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of York Region.
  • Social Hour

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Tech Training: eBooks

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Pokémon League

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do, come play Pokemon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome.
 
2019
Oct
19
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 3-8 and their families.
  • Research Superstars

    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Families will learn how to use the library's online resources to take their research to the next level. For ages 8-12 and parent(s).
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 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.
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Registration is $5 per session. Register on Eventbrite.
 

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2019
Oct
20
Sun
  • ESL Café

    1:30 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
    Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.
  • Tech Training: Photo Editing

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn how to edit and retouch your photos in this multi-part workshop. Ages 13 +.
  • Hot Topics: Human Trafficking

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Presented by 360 Kids: a discussion on the various examples of commercialized sex work, and how one may be coerced into sex work.
  • Hot Topics: The Anthropocene

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Same as current Hot Topics blurb
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Registration is $5 per session. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Oct
21
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.
  • STEAM Camp: PA Days

    10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hang out with us on your PA Days for some STEAM fun! We've got awesome activities exploring themes of virtual reality, engineering, coding and robotics. Ages 6-11. Registration is $40. Complete details on Eventbrite.
  • Monster Mash

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Art 2.0

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Put the "A" in STEAM! Explore art with different APPS and devices.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Book Club

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Discuss books with other parents and caregivers while your baby eats, sleeps or plays. The library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
  • Comic Book Day

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Love Dog Man or Raina Telgemeier? Visit comic book day to celebrate your favourite characters and make your own!
  • Jouons! / Let’s Play!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Classic Games! Life-sized games! Come and join us for some board game fun in French. Des jeux classiques! Des jeux géants! Venez nous joindre pour s’amuser avec des jeux de société en français.
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Social Media And You

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Learn how to use Social Media for self-promotion. Ages 18+. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Oct
22
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.
 
 

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