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2020
January
16
Thursday
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design Projects: Dual Colour 3D nametags

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    See your name in multicolour 3D! Learn to design a 3D printed nametag or keychain in 2 colours. Some experience using Tinkercad is recommended.
  • Online Safety and Banking

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to be safe online and use online banking features and apps. In partnership with Y-Digital, YMCA of Greater Toronto. Register on Eventbrite
  • Table Top for Teens

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Born to Read

    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.
  • Creation Lab

    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.
  • Family Storytime

    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!
  • Musical Babies

    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.
  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

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

    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!
  • 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.
  • Tech Training: Photo Editing

    January 16, 2020 to January 23, 2020

    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Learn how to edit and retouch your photos in this multi-part workshop. Ages 13 +.
 

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    December 30, 2019 to December 30, 2020

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 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
  • 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
 
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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 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!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • 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!
  • 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!
 
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  • 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.
  • 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 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.
 
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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 4, 2020 to February 25, 2020

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
17
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.
  • Comic Book Day

    2:00 PM
    Love Dog Man or Raina Telgemeier? Visit comic book day to celebrate your favourite characters and make your own!
  • 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!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
 
2020
Jan
18
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.
  • French Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind!
  • GameLab

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Learn how to develop your own game using Game Maker Studio 2 and bring the game of your dreams to life!
  • Play Together/Jouons ensemble

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Enjoy learning French together with different games and fun activities. For children of all ages and their families. Just drop in!
  • Bad Art Night: Bob Ross Edition

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Who doesn't want to paint happy trees? Whatever your experience level, come and embrace the joy of painting; happy accidents welcome! Wine and light refreshments will be served. Ages 19+ Tickets cost $20 or two for $35, on Eventbrite. Ticket sales start December 14.
 
2020
Jan
19
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.
 
2020
Jan
20
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.
 
2020
Jan
21
Tue
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
 

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