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We’ve gone virtual!

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


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2021
January
25
Monday
  • Virtual Teen Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us once a month for a virtual book club where you and other teens can discuss the book of the month. Sessions are live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime on Instagram

    Online Programs  
    January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    Mondays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    This program feature songs, action rhymes, stories and early literacy activities that you can enjoy anytime on IGTV! Fun for the whole family.
  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    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 bilingual, no previous knowledge of Mandarin required.
  • Speechcraft: Toastmasters for Adults

    Online Programs  
    January 25, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Adults to conquer those fears! Develop your communication and leadership skills. Course runs January 25th-March 22nd. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    Thursdays
    Enjoy weekly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    January 20, 2021 to February 24, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete different virtual activitie, play games, and will practice their French reading skills with student volunteers from the community. For grades 2 to 6. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Les enfants vont complète des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lis avec des bénévoles de la communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e année à la 6e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite.

 
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  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime

    Online Programs  
    January 4, 2021 to February 28, 2021
    TuesdaysSaturdays
    These weekly videos feature songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can enjoy anytime! Fun for the whole family!
 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
Feb
15
Mon
  • Virtual Family Play Day!

    Online Programs  
    This Family Day gather your household for VPL's first Virtual Family Play Day program activities!
 
2021
Feb
16
Tue
  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this six-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de six semaines, vous apprendrez du français intéressant en plus de pratiquer avec les autres participants. Le programme est en direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

  • Virtual STEAM Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    STEAM Club is now on Zoom! Come and join us for activities and experiments. No kits required, just curiosity! For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Feb
17
Wed
  • Virtual Tech Training

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Get hands-on, virtual help while you learn how to use various free online tools. Each session features a new topic. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Feb
18
Thu
  • How to Do a Home Waste Audit

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join the U of T Trash Team to learn how to conduct your own home waste audit and get practical waste reduction tips and tricks. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 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. For grades 3-6. Register on Eventbrite.

    Rencontrez-nous sur Zoom à chaque mois pour une discussion et pour des activités amusantes. Choisissez le livre que vous voulez correspondant au thème du mois! Pour les enfants de la 3e année à la 6e année. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
2021
Feb
20
Sat
  • Virtual French Storytime

    Online Programs  
    Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in French! There's a new video twice a month.

    Des histoires, des chansons, des comptines et des activités en français! Une nouvelle vidéo deux fois par mois.

  • All About Songwriting

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    James Linderman has been immersed in the world of music and songwriting his entire life. Come experience all facets of songwriting and put your theory into practice. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Family Night: A Puppet Extravaganza

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Breaking News! The puppets are taking over Zoom! Join us for a virtual puppet event that the whole family can enjoy. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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