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2019
November
13
Wednesday
  • Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.
    De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous.
 
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
  • Kids' Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get the book, read the book, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! For ages 8-12.
  • Born to Read

    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.
  • Tech Training: Tech 1-On-1

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.
  • 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.
  • STEAM Storytime

    September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play. Ages 3-5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fun With French

    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.
  • 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.
  • Multilingual Storytime

    September 25, 2019 to December 11, 2019

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Introduce your child to new languages through songs, stories, and rhymes! This is a fully bilingual program. No prior knowledge of a second language is required.
  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    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.
  • Homework Help

    October 23, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • Homework Help for French

    October 23, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Wednesdays, 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.
  • Born to Read

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • 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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • 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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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, 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.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 9, 2019 to November 25, 2019

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

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

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • 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 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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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    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.
  • October 6, 2019 to December 15, 2019

    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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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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  • Table Top for Teens

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
 
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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

    November 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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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 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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Programs Coming Up

2019
Nov
14
Thu
  • The Learning Series - Music & Memory

    2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Learn about VPL's new Music & Memory service and watch the documentary Alive Inside which illustrates the healing effect of music for those with dementia
  • Coding Decoded

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Code a variety of things in this 4-part workshop. Ages 8-12. Cost is $25. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Let's Build a Computer

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    We're building AND coding computers from scratch. Ages 8-12. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
 
2019
Nov
15
Fri
  • STEAM Camp: PA Days

    9:00 AM to 4:00 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.
  • Art 2.0

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Put the "A" in STEAM! Explore art with different APPS and devices.
  • Career Quest

    1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Your career awaits you! Participate in job search and preparation workshops led by experts, learn about different career paths from our panel of professionals, and more! All are welcome.
  • Art 2.0

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Put the "A" in STEAM! Explore art with different APPS and devices.
  • BUILD!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Take the ultimate building challenge at the library!
  • 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!
  • Frozen Fun!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Feeling bored? Let it go, and come to the library for some Winterrific fun!
  • Frozen Fun!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Feeling bored? Let it go, and come to the library for some Winterrific fun!
  • Frozen Fun!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Feeling bored? Let it go, and come to the library for some Winterrific fun!
 
2019
Nov
16
Sat
  • Local Author Book Launch

    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Join us as we support our local authors as they showcase their talents. Authors will be available to answer questions and sign copies.
  • 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.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show, led by staff!
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    1:30 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.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 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.
  • Family Night: Solve It!

    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    We have mysteries abound for the whole family to solve together! Play a live-action game of clue, solve 3D puzzles, run for scavenger hunts and lots more!
 
2019
Nov
17
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.
  • Hot Topics: Dying Well

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join the Home Hospice Association to learn the unique role a death doula plays as we are leaving this world, and how we become called and qualified to offer this most important gift to our dying.
  • Hot Topics: Smart Money Students

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Worrying about money as a post-secondary student is no fun. Learn how to budget and be smart with your money. Presented by the Canadian Bankers Association.
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Nov
18
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    1:30 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.
  • 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.
  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
  • Vaping Information Session

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    As vaping becomes more popular in today's society, the long term health effects still remain unknown.
 
 

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