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2018
April
30
Monday
  • 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 the ins and outs of the Create It! space. 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.
 

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, 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 April 30, 2018

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • May 3, 2018 to May 31, 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 19, 2018 to April 2, 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.
  • April 9, 2018 to May 14, 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.
  • May 28, 2018 to June 18, 2018
    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!

    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 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 songs, rhymes and wiggles. For 2 to 4 year olds and their enthusiastic adult.
 
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  • LEED Building Tours

    March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Tuesdays,
    Join us for a tour of Civic Centre Resource Library to learn about the energy efficient and sustainable design elements and features of this library building. Please visit the information desk for more information or to request a tour.
 
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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. $125 for Full Week. $30 per day. 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. Available for full week registration only. 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
May
1
Tue
  • Walk and Talk

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Join us for a some fresh air and conversation as we walk around the library in good company. Please call the service desk or check the website for more details.
  • 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
May
2
Wed
  • Teen Book Club

    7:00 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.
 
2018
May
3
Thu
  • 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.
  • 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+.
  • Pokémon League

    6:00 PM to 8:00 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.
  • Arduino Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Tiny gadgets can do some pretty big things! Use our Arduinos to jump start your electronics projects. There’s an Arduino project for everyone – all skill levels welcome. Ages 11 and up. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
 
2018
May
5
Sat
  • Laugh+Learn with the Downsizing Diva!

    10:15 AM
    Thinking about downsizing your home? Know someone who is? Toronto's own Downsizing Diva Karen Shinn, a certified Move Manager, is here to give you all the details in her signature laugh+learn seminar.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show. Everyone likes puppets!
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It's fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen.
  • Escape Room Challenge

    7:00 PM
    Gather your smartest friends and test your wits in our challenging Totally Tubular 80s Time Travel Adventure Escape Room. 18+.

    You’ll have to use your knowledge of everything that was radical in the 80s to get yourself back to present day. You only have 45 minutes before you are stuck in the past forever! Dress the part to make sure you blend in with everyone else living in the 80s.

    Doors will be opening at 7:00 with the first escape room reservation available at 8:00. The room can hold up to 6 people at a time.

    For more puzzles and games, try out our new game collection and play with the Oculus Rift before and after your Escape Room Challenge reservation. We've got Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Game of Thrones LCG, Scythe, Salem, and Bang!

    We've also got some rad snacks that will bring you back. Dunkaroos and pop rocks anyone?

    Registration starts Saturday, April 14th.

 
2018
May
7
Mon
  • Celebrate Canadian Authors!

    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week at a visit from a celebrated children's author!
  • Get Certified!

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Attend one workshop to learn 3D printing equipment basics and how to use software to create your project. Next, you can book time for staff to bring your project to life. Ages 13 and up. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
 
 

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