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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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2022
May
16
Monday
  • Cryptocurrency 101: Blockchain Basics

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn the basics of Cryptocurrency, from what Bitcoin is to how Blockchain works. Find out if investing in cryptocurrency is for you. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Mondays, 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.
  • Tech Intros

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:30 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.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    May 9, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 19, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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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  • Baby Adventures Storytime on Zoom

    May 3, 2022 to May 31, 2022
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this multi-week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • June 7, 2022 to June 28, 2022
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this multi-week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM 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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 3, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • May 24, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM 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.
  • May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
  • May 25, 2022 to June 29, 2022
    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.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    May 5, 2022 to May 26, 2022
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
    This multi-week program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that are fun for the whole family. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • June 2, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    This multi-week program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that are fun for the whole family. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Intros

    May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
    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.
 
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  • Teen Stock Market Challenge

    May 3, 2022 to May 24, 2022
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    A multi-week program for learning the basics of how to invest in stocks while participating in a stock market simulator competition. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Virtual Fun With French

    April 20, 2022 to June 15, 2022
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete virtual activities, play games, and practice reading skills with student volunteers. For grades 2 to 6. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Complète des activités et des jeux virtuels et 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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Programs Coming Up

2022
May
17
Tue
  • Virtual ESL Café

    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. 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.
  • STEAM Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore a new STEAM topic each week with guided, hands-on activities. For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
May
18
Wed
  • Tech Training: iPads & Apps

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn the basics of iPad operation and a few apps that will help you engage with VPL even more! Register on Eventbrite.
  • Between the Lines: A Book Club about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Through book discussions, this book club provides a platform to explore topics and themes related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
May
19
Thu
  • Science Odyssey With Author Deborah Kerbel

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join author Deborah Kerbel to discuss her graphic novel Fred & Marjorie, which tells about the discovery of insulin by Canadian researchers. For grades 4-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Sleeping with Polar Bears

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sleep with polar bears or walk with a herd of caribou? Presented by the Wildlands League. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Kids' French Book Club

    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. Choisis le livre que tu veux correspondant au thème du mois! Pour les enfants de la 3e année à la 6e année. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite.

 
2022
May
24
Tue
  • Virtual STEAM Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Enjoy STEAM Club on Zoom! Join us for activities and experiments. No kits required, just curiosity! For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Whisky 101: Whisky Explained

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Take a journey through the world of whisky. With a longstanding history, learn more about this spirit and its rising popularity. For ages 19+. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
May
25
Wed
  • Italian Storytime on Zoom / Storytime in italiano su Zoom

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Ciao a tutti! Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Italian that you can enjoy with your whole family. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Ciao a tutti! Vi invitiamo a partecipare con tutta la famiglia al nostro programma di storie, canzoni e rime divertenti in italiano. Le sessioni saranno in diretta su Zoom. Registratevi su Eventbrite.

  • Making Gifts with Glowforge

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Design a laser cut keychain you can give away as a gift. Available for pick up at your selected library location. For children in grade 1+ and an adult. Registration is $10. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
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