Programs - Vaughan Public Libraries
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2018
April
24
Tuesday
  • Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
 
  • Boost Your Child's Brain Power

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join Early Literacy Specialist Jill Javelosa-Alvarez in this workshop for busy parents. Jill will share tips to stimulate children's brain development in just 15 minutes a day! Activities for children available.
  • Writers' Workshop

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join amateur writers in overcoming the challenges of writing. Each session will focus on different elements of writing like plot, character, prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.
 

Ongoing Programs



March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

 
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  • Born to Read

    March 1, 2018 to March 10, 2018

    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.
  • March 22, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Thursdays, 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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Tuesdays, 1:30 PM to 2:00 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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
 
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  • Computer Tutor

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
 
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  • Computer Tutor Volunteers

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.
 
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  • Countdown to Kindergarten

    April 4, 2018 to June 6, 2018

    Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This 10 week session is designed to help prepare your little one for kindergarten. Preschoolers enjoy an independent half hour of stories, songs and hands-on activity stations. Caregivers must remain in the library. Register on Eventbrite.
  • April 4, 2018 to June 6, 2018

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This 10 week session is designed to help prepare your little one for kindergarten. Preschoolers enjoy an independent half hour of stories, songs and hands-on activity stations. Caregivers must remain in the library. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    March 6, 2018 to May 29, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 7, 2018 to May 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 6, 2018 to May 29, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Thursdays, 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Fun With French

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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, Skip, Jump!

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of physical literacy with songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
  • March 7, 2018 to May 30, 2018

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    For children who love to move, this storytime is 30 minutes of physical literacy with songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
 
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  • Make Your Own...

    March 27, 2018 to April 17, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Anything! We’ll show you how to use the tools in our Make It! space to design those DIY projects! A new theme will be featured each week. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • May 8, 2018 to May 29, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Anything! We’ll show you how to use the tools in our Make It! space to design those DIY projects! A new theme will be featured each week. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
 
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  • March Break Camp!

    March 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Our full week camp features a new theme every day! We've got a ton of activities, games and so much more that you'll love. Extended Day Care available through the City of Vaughan. Space is limited. Ages 7-12. $160. Register on Eventbrite starting January 15.

    General Information
    - Child information sheet will be sent out via email, to be completed by parent or caregiver, following registration and payment. 
    - Time will be allotted for two snacks and lunch. Please provide your child with nut free, school safe food items. 
    - Children will need to be signed in and out daily. Children attending City of Vaughan Extended Day Care will be escorted to and from the camp.

    Extended Day Care
    Our camp runs from 9am to 4pm from March 12th to 16th. Extended Day Care is available through the City of Vaughan from 7:30-9am and 4-6pm daily. An additional fee is applicable and registration for Extended Day Care is through the City of Vaughan's RecOnline website. 

    Daily Themes 
    Monday, March 12: Mysterious Monday
    Tuesday, March 13: Time Travel Tuesday
    Wednesday, March 14: Wacky Wednesday
    Thursday, March 15: Tropical Thursday
    Friday, March 16: FANtastic Friday

    For questions or assistance please contact:

    Dina Stevens
    Librarian II - Program and Event Development
    dina.stevens@vaughan.ca
    905-653-7323 x4636

 
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  • Musical Babies

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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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  • Sensory Friendly Movie

    April 7, 2018 to May 4, 2018

    Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    We turn the lights up and the volume down! These inclusive family movie screenings are designed for children with special needs. For children 12 and under and their families.
  • May 6, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    We turn the lights up and the volume down! These inclusive family movie screenings are designed for children with special needs. For children 12 and under and their families.
 
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  • STEAM Coaches

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Thursdays, 7:00 PM
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • Study Hall

    April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018
    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.
  • April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018
    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.
  • April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018
    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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  • Toddling to Read

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    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.
  • March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Fridays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    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.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2018
Apr
25
Wed
  • Tech Social

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Curious about today's digital world? Brush up on your computer skills by exploring new tech topics each class with hands-on guided practice.
  • Pokémon League

    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do after school, come play Pokemon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome.
  • Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
 
2018
Apr
26
Thu
  • 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.
  • Computer Tutor

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • Computer Tutor Volunteers

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.
  • Podcast Collective

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Join the conversation as we learn about podcasting technology, set-up, techniques and even record a mini podcast. After, use our Create It! space to record your very own! Ages 13+. Registration is for all three cumulative sessions. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Create with Carvey

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Transform design into 3D carving with our Carvey machine. A new project will be featured each month. Carvey certification is included with participation. Ages 13+
  • French Literature Circle

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Francophone or Francophile? All are welcome! Come discuss books, movies, and music in French.
  • 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.
 
2018
Apr
28
Sat
  • Animals Around Us

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn about the pets and animals around us! This information session by a City of Vaughan Animal Control Officer focuses on pet care, wild animals, and how to be an advocate for animals. Drop in!
 
2018
Apr
29
Sun
  • Ready, Set, Code

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Get a taste of what computer coding's all about! Use basic coding concepts to create small programs and solve puzzles in this 1-hour workshop. Register in advance. For children 7+
  • ESL Café

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learner 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.
 
2018
Apr
30
Mon
  • French Family Movie

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind!
  • Tech Tutorials

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get expert advice on recording, filming and editing. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. $97 per 4 sessions. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
  • Teen Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    Come by and pick up a copy of one of our hot reads and then come back a month later to meet up and chat about the book.
 
 

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