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2019
November
3
Sunday
  • Holocaust Education Week

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear from a variety of speakers. For ages 12+.
 
  • Make a Game

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Use your creativity! Work in groups to create an original game then test your game on real kids. Prizes will be awarded for the best games.
  • 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.
  • World Cinema

    2:00 PM
    Calling all film fans! Experience critically acclaimed movies from around the world, with English subtitles.
  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    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.
  • Recording Studio Master Class

    October 20, 2019 to November 17, 2019

    Sundays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    This 5-part workshop will teach you how to set up the live studio, use Logic Pro, and edit and export your files. Ages 13+. Cost is $120. Register on Eventbrite.
 

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
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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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  • 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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Explore the world of table top board games and card games @ the library. Bring your own games or choose from our selection.
 
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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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  • 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.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

    Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.
  • September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    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
Nov
4
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    1:30 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.
  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    In partnership with the Ripple Foundation, VPL offers a series of five workshops to introduce the fundamentals of the creative writing process. For children in grades 4-8.
  • Recording Studio 101

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get an introduction to the Recording Studio equipment and software. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Social Hour

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
 
2019
Nov
5
Tue
  • Holocaust Education Week

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear from a variety of speakers. For ages 12+.
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
2019
Nov
6
Wed
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Teen Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 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.
 
2019
Nov
7
Thu
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • Coding Decoded

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Code a variety of things in this 4-part workshop. Ages 8-12. Cost is $25. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Headshots for New Professionals

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Create a good first impression for your online resume and social media presence. Please dress the way you would like to appear in the headshot.
  • Green Room 101

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Get an introduction to the Green Room and film and photography equipment. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Holocaust Education Week

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear from a variety of speakers. For ages 12+.
 
2019
Nov
9
Sat
  • Tech Training: Photo Editing

    9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Learn how to edit and retouch your photos in this multi-part workshop. Ages 13 +.
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    1:30 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.
  • Play Together/Jouons ensemble

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Enjoy learning French together with different games and fun activities. For children of all ages and their families. Just drop in!
  • Pokémon League

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do, come play Pokemon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome.
  • A Night of Mystery with Maureen Jennings

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join Maureen Jennings, famed author of the Detective Murdoch Mysteries, for a night of celebrating the mystery genre. Discover new reads, take on a lock-box challenge and chat with our forensic expert.
 
 

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