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2020
January
7
Tuesday
  • 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.
 
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    January 7, 2020 to February 28, 2020

    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

    January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020

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

    January 7, 2020 to February 29, 2020

    Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Love books? Us too! We're discussing and exploring our favourite books and characters with a new theme each week. Just drop in!
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    January 7, 2020 to February 28, 2020

    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.
  • Multilingual Storytime

    January 7, 2020 to March 31, 2020

    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 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.
 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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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  • 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

2020
Jan
8
Wed
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
 
2020
Jan
9
Thu
  • Jewish Book Club

    2:00 PM
    Join us to read and discuss books on contemporary Jewish topics. The library will provide copies of the books.
  • The Learning Series: Popular Apps and Social Media

    2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Popular Apps and social media for beginners including maps, health and fitness, memory improvement games, and communication and telecommunication.
  • Green Room 101

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get an introduction to the Green Room and film and photography equipment. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Jan
11
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.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    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 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.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
 
2020
Jan
12
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.
  • Hot Topics: Climate Change

    2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
    Learn the vocabulary related to climate change and explore different solutions to effectively deal with this global crisis.
  • Hot Topics: Human Rights and Employment Law

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    As an employee in Ontario an individual has many protections under the Employment Standards Act. However protections also exist under the Human Rights Code of Ontario. Have your hours been reduced because you suffer from a disability? Has your employer found out you are pregnant and is now trying to find a way to fire you because of your pregnancy? Do you care for an elderly relative or children? The employer must accommodate you, but how far? Find out more at this seminar, bring your questions. Presented by the York Region Paralegal Network.
 
2020
Jan
13
Mon
  • Tech Training: Apps for Newcomers

    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Newcomers to Canada will learn useful Apps to help them improve language, networking and job search skills. In partnership with Y-Digital, YMCA of Greater Toronto. Register on Eventbrite
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anime and Comic Club

    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Watch anime, discuss your favorite manga and comic books, and make friends. Snacks provided!
  • Intro to Professional Photography

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get hands-on practice with a local photographer. Ages 16 +. Cost is $20. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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