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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
April
12
Monday
  • STEAM Workshops: Let’s Make Da Vinci’s Bridge

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Use your math and science knowledge to build a simple but strong bridge designed by one of the most creative people in history! For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $5, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
 
  • Virtual Bilingual Puppet Show

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Come join us for a live bilingual puppet show! Learn some cool French words while enjoying the many adventures of Gérard and Piggie. For Grades JK to Grade 4. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez apprendre plein de nouveaux mots à travers les aventures de Gérard et Piggie! Pour les enfants de la maternelle à la 4e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

  • Virtual Songwriter's Room

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a recurring online chat about songwriting techniques with songwriter guests! Bring your questions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 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.
  • Toastmasters for Teens Online

    Online Programs  
    March 22, 2021 to May 17, 2021
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 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. For grades 8-12. Live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Intro to Bookbinding: Intermediate

    Online Programs  
    April 25, 2021 to May 2, 2021
    Sundays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Fascinated by the art of bookbinding? Join us for this two session workshop as we take it a step beyond introductory bookmaking techniques! Basic experience recommended. Sessions will be hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    April 8, 2021 to April 29, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This four week program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that are fun for the whole family. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    May 6, 2021 to May 27, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This four week program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that are fun for the whole family. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • The Spring Break Files/Les dossiers de la relâche scolaire

    Online Programs  
    April 9, 2021 to April 21, 2021
    Put your sleuthing skills to the test this Spring Break with fun online activities including trivia and digital/virtual escape rooms! Activities are available on the VPL website.

    Utilise tes abilités d'enquête pour compléter des défis en ligne, incluant un jeu de culture générale et des jeux d'évasion virtuels ! Les activités seront disponibles sur le site web VPL at Home pendant les vacances du printemps.

 
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  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Tuesdays
    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  
    April 21, 2021 to May 26, 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 compléter des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lire 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  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Saturdays
    This program feature songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities. Live Wednesdays at 10:30 on IG. YouTube videos and IGTV recordings are available to watch anytime. Fun for the whole family!
 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
Apr
13
Tue
  • STEAM Workshops: Colour Reversal

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Learn about basic colour theory and mixing to create a watercolour landscape using complementary colours. For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
  • Around the World for Kids

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join us for an hour of hands-on activities, interactive games and trivia from around the world! For grades K-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Passport to Vaughan: Modern Bulgarian/Canadian Fusion

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    A taste of Vaughan culture! Local musician Anton Apolostov will perform his unique blend of Bulgarian/World music, and will share his story and answer your questions. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Apr
14
Wed
  • STEAM Videos

    Online Programs  
    Follow along with VPL staff as we demonstrate fun and educational D-I-Y activities, the coolest new technologies, and experiments!
  • STEAM Workshops: Kinetic Racers

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Learn about kinetic and potential energy and build your own wind-up race car! For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
  • Nature Exploration for Kids

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Enjoy a virtual nature learning program that encourages children to explore, discover and connect with nature through hands-on discovery. For Grades K-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Apr
15
Thu
  • Digital Escape Rooms

    Online Programs  
    Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges to escape! Each room is online and ready to play!
  • STEAM Workshops: Leveraging Power

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Learn about how simple machines can change history! We'll be building a catapult and a trebuchet! For Grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
  • Relaxation Retreat for Kids

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Want to relax and recharge? Let's chill out together, learn about mindfulness and create some homemade stress busters like squishy toys. Be kind to your mind! For Grades K-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Dungeons and Dragons for Teens

    Online Programs  
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Heroes! Spellcasters! Are you prepared to answer the call to journey in a fantasy world like no other? For grades 8-11. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Brain Fitness Hour

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Enjoy some laughter doing exercises which will boost your brain activity and contribute to your happy mood! This session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Apr
16
Fri
  • STEAM Workshops: LED Paper Circuits (French and English Bilingual)

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Light up your Spring Break and have fun creating an LED paper circuit and Foldify project, all while learning some French in this virtual workshop! For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the resource library of your choice.

    Crée un circuit en papier avec une lumière « LED » et un projet de Foldify. En plus, apprends un peu de vocabulaire et quelques concepts de STEAM en français avec cet atelier virtuel ! Pour les enfants de la 3e à la 6e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite. Les kits coûtent $5 et seront prêts à ramasser à la bibliothèque ressource de ton choix.

 
2021
Apr
17
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 by 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 traitera de sujets différents et incluera 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.

 
 

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