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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-library programs have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Currently we are offering a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2020
November
17
Tuesday
  • Virtual ESL Café

    Online Programs  
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners can practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For further information, contact us through Email Librarian or our Live Chat services.
 
  • Virtual Teen French Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Calling all the teens that like to read in French! Each month, there’s a new theme and you can read any book according to the theme. Then, it’s time to party on Zoom with fun activities. Sessions hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Appel à tous les ados qui aiment lire! Choisis le livre que tu veux correspondant au thème du mois et après, on se rencontre sur Zoom pour des activités amusantes. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

  • Virtual Writer's Room

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join us for an online chat with local writers. It's a great place to discuss topics like plot, character, and style! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Toddling to Read

    Online Programs  
    September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    Tuesdays
    This program features songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home! New videos are released each week. For ages 18 months to 3 years and a parent or caregiver.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Toastmasters for Teens Online

    Online Programs  
    October 19, 2020 to December 7, 2020
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Have you ever felt nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Teens and conquer those fears! Develop communication and leadership skills with the guidance of a facilitator. Live on Zoom.
 
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  • Virtual Born to Read

    Online Programs  
    September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    Thursdays
    Join us for interactive videos with songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Virtual Family Storytime

    Online Programs  
    September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    Saturdays
    Spend time together enjoying great, songs and rhymes with our interactive videos. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Virtual Family Storytime on Instagram

    Online Programs  
    September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Mondays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes, all from the comfort of your own home. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    September 7, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    Mondays
    欢迎小朋友们和家人每周一收看中英双语故事会!Join us on Instagram and Youtube for fun songs and joyful rhymes in Mandarin and English! Suitable for the whole family. Storytime videos are in Mandarin and English, no previous knowledge of Mandarin required.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2020
Nov
18
Wed
  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete different virtual activities and games together, and will practice their French reading skills with student volunteers from the community. For ages 7 to 12. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Les enfants vont compléter des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lire avec des bénévoles de la communauté. Pour les enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
2020
Nov
19
Thu
  • Career Options: Second Careers

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn about second careers and how to apply for government funding to help you retrain and start a new career. In partnership with Seneca. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • In Conversation with Jennifer Robson

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Bestselling author Jennifer Robson will share her challenges and joy behind the creative process of her works. Author Louise Johnson will interview Jennifer in this live event and welcome all participants’ inquiries about Jennifer’s books and writing life.This program will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Register on Eventbrite. Check out The Gown on Hoopla.
  • Virtual Kids French Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Do you enjoy reading in French? Join us on Zoom for a fun discussion and activities. Each month, there’s a new theme and you can read any book you want, according to the theme. Register on Eventbrite.

    Rencontrez-nous sur Zoom à chaque mois pour une discussion et pour des activités amusantes. Choisis le livre que tu veux correspondant au thème du mois! Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
2020
Nov
20
Fri
  • Virtual Baby and Preschool Activities

    Online Programs  
    Check out our weekly online activities and monthly videos. They can make learning at home with your little one lots of fun! For parents and children aged 0-5.
 
2020
Nov
21
Sat
  • Virtual French Preschool Activities

    Online Programs  
    Have fun learning French with your little one with these fun videos! Each video will cover one or more different topics and will be accompanied with a PDF activity sheet that you can download from the library’s website and complete together at home. These videos and activity sheets are geared towards young children, ages 0 to 5, and their families.

    Apprenez le français ensemble avec votre enfant avec ces vidéos amusantes ! Chaque vidéo va couvrir au moins un sujet différent et va inclure une feuille d’activité en format PDF que vous pouvez télécharger du site web de la bibliothèque. Ces vidéos et feuilles d’activité sont pour les enfants âgés de 0 à 5 ans et leur familles.

  • Virtual GameLab

    Online Programs  
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Learn how to develop your own game using Game Maker Studio 2 and bring the game of your dreams to life! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Nov
23
Mon
  • Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Job Searches

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn what LinkedIn, the new global workforce, can do for you: how to get noticed, get connected and launch your career! In partnership with Seneca College. This session is hosted live on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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