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2019
October
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Saturday
  • Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    A sensory storytime designed for children with special needs. For ages 3-8 and their families.
 
  • Research Superstars

    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Families will learn how to use the library's online resources to take their research to the next level. For ages 8-12 and parent(s).
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Chess Club

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
    Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out!
  • Tech Training: Tech 1-On-1

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.
  • Record a Demo

    September 7, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 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.
  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    September 28, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • Creation Lab

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • Table Top for Teens

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Social

    September 6, 2019 to November 29, 2019

    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

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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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  • Family Storytime

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 9, 2019 to November 25, 2019

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Thursdays, 6:45 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Fun With French

    September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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.
  • September 18, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

    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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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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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  • Musical Babies

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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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  • My Story, My Tattoo

    September 15, 2019 to December 31, 2019
    Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories about our residents, our community, and the tattoo phenomenon. My Story, My Tattoo is a travelling art exhibit from the Wellington County Museum and Archives featuring 32 thought-provoking images and stories about amazing tattoos.
 
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  • Play by Numbers

    September 25, 2019 to October 30, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories.
  • November 7, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories.
 
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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

    Wednesdays, 4:30 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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • October 6, 2019 to December 15, 2019

    Sundays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
  • September 25, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
 
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  • Reading Buddies Volunteers

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. Contact the service desk for an application package, and application deadlines.
 
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  • Study Hall

    November 25, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
 
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  • Tech Coaches

    September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Earn volunteer hours by sharing your tech skills with the community. Assist in a variety of programs for all ages, everything from computer basics to coding and STEAM. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    September 1, 2019 to October 30, 2019

    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.
  • November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019

    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.
  • September 9, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    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.
  • September 3, 2019 to November 26, 2019

    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.
  • September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 4, 2019 to November 27, 2019

    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.
  • September 6, 2019 to November 29, 2019

    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

2019
Oct
20
Sun
  • ESL Café

    1:30 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.
  • ESL Café Volunteers

    1:30 PM
    Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.
  • Tech Training: Photo Editing

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn how to edit and retouch your photos in this multi-part workshop. Ages 13 +.
  • Hot Topics: Human Trafficking

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Presented by 360 Kids: a discussion on the various examples of commercialized sex work, and how one may be coerced into sex work.
  • Hot Topics: The Anthropocene

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Human activity on the planet has introduced us to a new geologic age. What is the Anthropocene, how has human impact changed landscapes near and far, and how does it connect to us?
  • Tween Makers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    DIY, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Oct
21
Mon
  • STEAM Camp: PA Days

    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hang out with us on your PA Days for some STEAM fun! We've got awesome activities exploring themes of virtual reality, engineering, coding and robotics. Ages 6-11. Registration is $40. Complete details on Eventbrite.
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Learn important skills for becoming a top-notch babysitter. Admission is $60. For ages 11-15. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Monster Mash

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Art 2.0

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Put the "A" in STEAM! Explore art with different APPS and devices.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Book Club

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Discuss books with other parents and caregivers while your baby eats, sleeps or plays. The library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
  • Comic Book Day

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Love Dog Man or Raina Telgemeier? Visit comic book day to celebrate your favourite characters and make your own!
  • Jouons! / Let’s Play!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Classic Games! Life-sized games! Come and join us for some board game fun in French. Des jeux classiques! Des jeux géants! Venez nous joindre pour s’amuser avec des jeux de société en français.
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Monster Mash

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Try on your costume, dust off those cobwebs and join us for a monstrously good time of ghoulish games and activities!
  • Social Media And You

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Learn how to use Social Media for self-promotion. Ages 18+. Just drop-in.
 
2019
Oct
22
Tue
  • Club Franco for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    It's French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans.
 
2019
Oct
23
Wed
  • Crash Course in Death & Dying

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join us for 2 weeks of workshops as we dig up the dirt on death & dying. We will discuss wills, advance care planning, and more. Just drop-in.
 
2019
Oct
24
Thu
  • Business Networking Breakfast

    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Network with other business professionals over breakfast and hear from an engaging speaker, Chris Dudley, Director of Entrepreneurship at Seneca, on the hot topic of Disruptive Innovation.
  • 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!

    4:00 PM to 5:00 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.
  • Social Media And You

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Learn how to use Social Media for self-promotion. Ages 18+. Just drop-in.
  • Kids' Book Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Get the book, read the book, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! For ages 8-12.
  • Halloween Spooktacular

    6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
    Hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities await you at our annual Halloween party!
 
 

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