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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2023
February
8
Wednesday
  • STEAM Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Drop in and have fun exploring new STEAM topics with guided, hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering, art and math. For grades 3-8.
 
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Bring your stuffed animal for some storytime fun, then your stuffed friends will stay at the library for a special overnight adventure! For preschool-grade 3. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Bring your stuffed animal for some storytime fun, then your stuffed friends will stay at the library for a special overnight adventure! For preschool-grade 3. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Kitchen STEAM: Chocolate

    6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Make your own handmade chocolates for yourself or someone special this Valentine’s day! For grades 7-12. Registration is $7 on Eventbrite.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • Minecrafters Club

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mine with friends, craft your worlds, and challenge yourself to a whole new level of building at the library! Master builders or beginners, all are welcome.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

    January 18, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 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.

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    February 1, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Reading Buddies

    February 8, 2023 to May 3, 2023
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
 
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  • Chess Club

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 14, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
 
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  • D&D Club

    January 17, 2023 to April 25, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 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 grades 6-12. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

    January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
 
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  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

 
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  • Italian Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    Ciao a tutti! Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Italian that you can enjoy with your whole family.

    Ciao a tutti! Vi invitiamo a partecipare con tutta la famiglia al nostro programma di storie, canzoni e rime divertenti in italiano.

 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 8, 2023 to February 26, 2023
    Sundays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 13, 2023 to February 24, 2023
    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
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  • Reading Buddies

    February 6, 2023 to April 24, 2023
    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 7, 2023 to April 25, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 7, 2023 to March 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 11, 2023 to April 29, 2023
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 24, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2023
Feb
9
Thu
  • Intro to Memoir Writing

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Writing your memoirs and creating a legacy is something many of us hope to do one day. Now is a great time to start! Register on Eventbrite.
  • Teen Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?

    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Do you love Young Adult fiction? Have you read anything really fantastic lately? Join us to discuss why we love different authors, series, themes or genres! For grades 8-12.
  • STEAM Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and have fun exploring new STEAM topics with guided, hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering, art and math. For grades 3-8.
  • Virtual ESL Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Good news for ESL learners! We offer fun and lively book discussions to build your confidence in speaking English. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.
 
2023
Feb
10
Fri
  • Black History: The Music and the Message

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    A riveting and powerful musical and visual journey through Black History that teaches, inspires and challenges audiences to reflect, learn and grow from the lessons of the past, with musician Glenn Marais and his band. For grades 2-5.
  • Effective Interview Skills

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    In partnership with COSTI Employment Services, learn how to prepare effectively for an interview and land your dream job. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Sensory Friendly Hour

    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Drop by for some fun hands-on sensory activities that are easy on the eyes and ears. For grades JK-6.
 
2023
Feb
11
Sat
  • French Storytime/ Heure du conte

    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.

    Le meilleur moyen d’apprendre en ayant du plaisir grâce à de superbes histoires et chansons pour tous!

  • Bilingual Puppet Show Fun / Marionnettes en fête

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Join us for bilingual puppet show fun! Learn some cool French words while enjoying the funniest stories. For JK to Grade 4.

    Venez pratiquer votre français à travers des histoires super amusantes. Pour les enfants de la maternelle à la 4e année.

  • Design Your Own Button

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Stop by and learn how to design your own button and we’ll help you make it! For all ages.
  • Make & Code Your Arduino Robot

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    In this 2 session program, assemble your Arduino Robot & start coding it to follow your orders! For grades 5-7. Registration is $25. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Design Your Own Button

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Stop by and learn how to design your own button and we’ll help you make it! For all ages.
  • Family Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch fun feature films on the big screen.
  • Pokémon League

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Whether you own Pokémon Cards, love Pokémon or just want something fun to do, join us for a huge range of Pokémon activities at the library! All ages are welcome.
  • STEAM Careers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Professionals in STEAM-related fields will join us to talk about their careers and answer your questions. Attend in person or over Zoom. For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2023
Feb
12
Sun
  • Family Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch fun feature films on the big screen.
 
2023
Feb
13
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Enjoy a variety of interesting contemporary films with other movie enthusiasts.
  • 360°kids Workshops

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Join us for workshops on a variety of topics including housing, employment, health & well-being, education, and more! For high school students, post secondary students and new adults.
  • Table Top for Teens

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
  • Make & Take: Foil Valentines

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to use our Cricut machine and software to design and craft a unique valentine using foil and cardstock. Registration is $5. For grades 5+. Register on Eventbrite.
  • All About Coffee Series

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Coffee-curious? This series will explore many different aspects of coffee brewing, culture, and more! Presented by De Mello Coffee Roasters. Registration is $7 per session on Eventbrite.
  • Black Excellence in STEM Careers: Diversity in Engineering

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join us as we showcase Black Excellence in Engineering with a feature presentation by Electrical Engineer and Energy specialist Gary Thompson, PEng. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • ESL Café

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners can meet to practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.
  • Romance Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to talk about books that make you sigh and swoon, and always have a happily-ever-after? Join our Romance Book Club in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
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