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2019
December
17
Tuesday
  • Chinese Social Hour

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.
 
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • 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.
  • Writers' Room

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Work with other aspiring writers to explore elements of writing like plot, character, and prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.
  • Toddling to Read

    January 7, 2019 to February 25, 2020

    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.
  • Born to Read

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore a new STEAM topic each week with a guided, hands-on workshop. Ages 7 +. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Chess Club

    December 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020

    Tuesdays, 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out!
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required. For ages 12 - 16
  • Family Storytime

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Family Storytime

    December 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 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.
  • Toddling to Read

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 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.
  • Born to Read

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Social

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • December 4, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020

    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.
  • December 6, 2019 to December 20, 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.
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020

    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.
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 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.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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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  • Creation Lab

    December 7, 2019 to December 21, 2019

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020

    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Fridays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020

    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 6, 2019 to December 20, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

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

    December 5, 2019 to February 27, 2020

    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.
  • January 8, 2020 to November 30, 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.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 24, 2020

    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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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    January 16, 2020 to February 20, 2020

    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 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.
  • December 1, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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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  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    January 30, 2020 to February 27, 2020

    Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.
  • January 25, 2020 to February 26, 2020

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    December 4, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2019 to February 26, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to December 19, 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.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020

    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!

    January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020

    Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Wednesdays, 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.
  • February 2, 2020 to April 5, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    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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  • 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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  • Tech Coaches

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 10, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    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
Dec
18
Wed
  • French Meetup

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!
  • 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.
  • 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
Dec
19
Thu
  • Make the Most of Your Smartphone: Photography

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Learn how to take better photos with your phone in this 2-part workshop.
  • Social Hour

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • 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.
  • Kids' Book Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
  • Sing Your Heart Out

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Come together with your community to sing a pop song with accompaniment. Sheet music and audio files will be provided for practice ahead of the event.
 
2019
Dec
21
Sat
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    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.
  • Be an Earth Ranger!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Become an Earth Ranger and help us complete missions as we learn about biodiversity and sustainability to protect the world we live in. Ages 7-12. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Dec
22
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.
 
2019
Dec
23
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    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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