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2019
July
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Saturday
  • TD Summer Reading Club Pop-Up!

    Join our pop-up Summer Reading Club activities at Library Day at the Woodbridge Village Farmer's Market!
 
  • Screenwriting

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join us for an interactive seminar on the fundamentals of screenwriting with a local filmmaker. Discuss essential topics, such as narrative structure, character-building, plot, and dialogue. Also, pitch your own story idea! Ages 18+. Cost is $10.
  • 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.
  • Tween Maker

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Love to Make? We've got a new DIY each month! Join us to try something new, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Registration is $5 per session. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

 
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  • Baby Social

    June 7, 2019 to June 28, 2019

    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 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

    June 1, 2019 to August 19, 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.
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 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.
  • June 4, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 19, 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.
  • June 5, 2019 to August 14, 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

    June 7, 2019 to August 16, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

    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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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 5, 2019 to August 14, 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.
  • June 3, 2019 to August 12, 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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  • Let's Go to the Movies

    June 1, 2019 to June 8, 2019

    Saturdays, 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.
  • June 15, 2019 to June 29, 2019

    Saturdays, 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.
  • June 10, 2019 to June 24, 2019

    Mondays, 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.
  • July 8, 2019 to July 29, 2019

    Mondays, 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.
  • July 13, 2019 to August 3, 2019

    Saturdays, 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    June 1, 2019 to August 14, 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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 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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  • STEAM Storytime

    June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Preschoolers are naturally curious -- they thrive on exploration and discovery! Join us as we investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Maker Madness

    July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got all things MAKER this week at the library! Join us this week as we try out all of our Maker Classics; Snap Circuits, button making, robotics, 3D design and printing, cardboard forts, augmented reality and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Maker Madness 2.0

    August 18, 2019 to August 23, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Are you ready for round 2? We've got even more MAKER this week at the library! Join us as we try out all our Maker Classics; KEVA block challenges, build your own marble run, robotics, 3D design and printing, augmented reality and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Minecraft Fan Club

    August 6, 2019 to August 9, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Do you love minecraft? We do too! We’ll be exploring a variety of different science topics while you perfect your world building skills. Learn about the minerals used to craft, compare the biomes in the game to the ones we have on our planet, and learn about pixel art, just to name a few! Registration starts March 11. $144/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Pokémon Training

    July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    If you’ve got to catch ‘em all, then you’ve got to come to this week’s camp. We’ll visit the trading post, battle it out and even get a visit from our very own Pokémon Professor. Play Pokémon go? Bring it with you to see what we can catch at the library! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Rad Robots

    August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We’ve got robots big and small! Play with and learn to code our Ozobots, build and program cool Lego Mindstorm robots, check out our Star Wars BB-8 and mess around with Botley, the coding robot. Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Spy School

    July 2, 2019 to July 5, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    See if you’ve got what it takes to be a spy. If you want to learn how to decode messages, solve cyphers and learn the art of disguise then Spy School is for you. Put your skills to the ultimate test with our lock box challenge too. $144/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Unreal Virtual Reality

    July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We'll be exploring virtual and augmented reality with a ton of activities and technology to explore. Learn how to design your own 3D objects and make them a reality with Foldify. Go on a virtual scavenger hunt, make your drawings come alive in 3D with Quiver, and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • Tech 1-On-1

    June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019

    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
 
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  • Tech Coaches

    June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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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  • Teen Summer Challenge

    June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    June 6, 2019 to August 19, 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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 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.
  • June 3, 2019 to August 12, 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.
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    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
Jul
14
Sun
  • Graphic Design for Kids

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join the Design Exchange for a hands on graphic design skills workshop. Young designers will be introduced to CANVA, a web based graphic design software. Ages 9-12. Cost is $10.
  • 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.
  • ESL Café Volunteers

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.
  • Hot Topics: Essential Oils

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Discover the various uses of essential oils in your everyday life, presented by Essential Oil Village.
 
2019
Jul
15
Mon
  • 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.
  • Learn Film and Photography

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    This four week workshop, offered by STEM Minds, will introduce the basics of film and photography. Ages 8-12. Cost is $50 for 4 weeks. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Tech Training: Smartphone Photography

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to take better photos with your smartphone? Learn how to get the most from your photo-related apps and tools.
 
2019
Jul
16
Tue
  • 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.
  • Be A Nature Detective

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    What animal made that footprint? Whose fur is that? Find out and make your own nature notebook perfect for recording your own nature observations!
  • ROM Dinosaur Detectives

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Dinosaurs are fascinating! We will explore dinosaurs at activity stations using the ROM's dinosaur EduKit.
  • Virtual Camping

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Go camping without worrying about mosquitos! Explore the night sky in our planetarium, take a VR trip through the woods, sing songs around the “campfire” and so much more!
  • Weather or not!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Explore weather by building a rainbow, watching a tornado in a tube and studying clouds.
  • 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.
 
2019
Jul
17
Wed
  • Bilingual Play: The Firebird

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Little Red Theatre presents this famous Russian fable done in the round, with dance, lots of audience participation and great storytelling. For all ages. Tickets $5.
  • Club Franco

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Come have some fun with French activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 7+.
    Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaire francophones. Pour 7 ans et plus.
  • Oceans Alive!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Who lives in oceans, rivers and lakes? Explore underwater life through STEAM activities!
 
2019
Jul
18
Thu
  • ROM Dinosaur Detectives

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Dinosaurs are fascinating! We will explore dinosaurs at activity stations using the ROM's dinosaur EduKit.
  • Social Hour

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Spend an hour with us at the library. Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Virtual Camping

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Go camping without worrying about mosquitos! Explore the night sky in our planetarium, take a VR trip through the woods, sing songs around the “campfire” and so much more!
  • Weather or not!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Explore weather by building a rainbow, watching a tornado in a tube and studying clouds.
  • Citizens' Engagement Workshop

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Do you know who to call to get your local issues, problems, and concerns addressed? Or how to change things at City Hall, in your neighbourhood or community? Organized and presented by the Springfarm Ratepayers' Association and featuring Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman.
  • Books with Buzz Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Challenge yourself to read one of the year's hottest books - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Then - loved it? Hated it? Come and discuss it at our summer book club! Themed refreshments to be served.
 
 

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