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2020
January
19
Sunday
  • Record a Demo

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Work with a technician for personalized studio set-up, software navigation and recording. Come ready to perform. Cost is $125. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • 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.
  • Green Screen Animation Action

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Make stop-motion animated shorts with a green screen. Ages 8-12. Register on Eventbrite.
  • LEGO Mania

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Sundays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    If you like playing with LEGO, come design and build LEGO structures. Ages 5-9.
 

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

    January 10, 2020 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 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.
  • 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
    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 6, 2020 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.
  • 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.
 
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  • Creation Lab

    January 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • 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.
 
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • January 6, 2020 to February 10, 2020
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 7, 2020 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!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 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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  • Fun With French

    December 5, 2019 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 24, 2020
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
 
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  • Homework Help

    January 8, 2020 to February 12, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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  • Homework Help for French

    January 8, 2020 to February 12, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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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.
  • 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.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 27, 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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  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    January 30, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 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.
  • January 29, 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    January 8, 2020 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.
  • 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!

    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.
  • 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 5, 2020 to February 26, 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.
  • February 8, 2020 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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  • Toddling to Read

    January 9, 2020 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, 2020 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
    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.
  • January 8, 2020 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.
  • January 10, 2020 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
Jan
20
Mon
  • STEAM Camp: School Closures

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got awesome activities exploring themes of virtual reality, engineering, coding and robotics. Ages 6-11. Registration is $40. Complete details on Eventbrite.
  • 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.
 
2020
Jan
21
Tue
  • STEAM Camp: School Closures

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got awesome activities exploring themes of virtual reality, engineering, coding and robotics. Ages 6-11. Registration is $40. Complete details on Eventbrite.
  • Chinese Social Hour

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.
  • STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12. Just drop in!
  • Writers' Room

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Work with other aspiring writers to explore elements of writing like plot, character, and prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.
 
2020
Jan
22
Wed
  • The Rainbow Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Come out to our social club for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Play games, learn and have fun. For ages 13-18.
 
2020
Jan
23
Thu
  • Brain Fitness

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Want your brain to work smarter and faster? Join us for fun and engaging activities to boost your brain strength and flexibility.
  • Be an Earth Ranger!

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Become an Earth Ranger and help us complete missions as we learn about biodiversity and sustainability to protect the world we live in. Ages 7-12. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Hot Topics: Standard Lease

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Landlords have an obligation in Ontario to provide tenants with the Standardized lease as of April 30th 2018 to new tenants. Learn how to complete the lease and what additional legal terms can be added to protect yourself as a landlord.
  • Tech Training: Apps for Newcomers

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Newcomers to Canada will learn useful Apps to help them improve language, networking and job search skills. In partnership with Y-Digital, YMCA of Greater Toronto. Register on Eventbrite
 
2020
Jan
25
Sat
  • 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 Projects: Phone Stand

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Learn how to design, customize and make a phone stand with the CNC Carvey machine.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • Visit the Therapy Dogs

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.
 
 

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