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2020
February
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Wednesday
  • 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.
 
  • Reading Buddies Volunteers

    January 22, 2019 to March 28, 2020

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Online Safety and Banking

    6:00 PM to 7:00 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
  • Born to Read

    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.
  • 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!
  • Homework Help

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Wednesdays
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • Homework Help for French

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    Wednesdays
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • Multilingual Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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!

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

    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.
  • Toddling to Read

    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.
  • Born to Read

    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.
  • Creation Lab

    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.
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toddling to Read

    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.
 

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 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

    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.
 
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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

    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!
  • 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 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!
  • 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 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
 
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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    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

    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.
  • 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

    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
Feb
6
Thu
  • Harry Potter Party

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join us for a night of magic, bilingual activities and more! For all ages.
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • Web and App Development

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    This 3 week workshop, presented by STEM Minds, will lead you through the fundamentals of Web and App Development. Ages 8-12. Cost is $85. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 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
Feb
8
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.
  • 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.
  • Design Your Own Button

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn how to design your own button and we’ll help you make it! Ages 6+.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • Put Your Heart Into It

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Embellish a glass heart while learning the basics of vinyl cut design and melt your valentine’s heart!
 
2020
Feb
9
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: Veg Out!

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    The Toronto Vegetarian Association provides helpful resources on how to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle through a plant-based diet.
 
2020
Feb
10
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.
  • 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 Photoshop

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Learn how to edit and re-touch photos in this introductory workshop taught by a local photographer. Ages 16 +. Cost is $20. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Money and Budgeting for Kids

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Financial literacy for kids! An informative, 3-week session introducing the basics of money and budgeting. Through fun activities kids will learn about value, savings and the importance of giving. Cost is $40. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Feb
11
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.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
 
 

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