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2019
December
3
Tuesday
  • 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.
  • Visit the Therapy Dogs

    7:00 PM
    Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.
  • Toddling to Read

    January 7, 2019 to February 25, 2020
    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.
  • Born to Read

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • STEAM Club

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore a new STEAM topic each week with a guided, hands-on workshop. Ages 7 +. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Born to Read

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • Chess Club

    December 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out!
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 2019
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required. For ages 12 - 16
  • Family Storytime

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 2019
    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Family Storytime

    December 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 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.
  • Toddling to Read

    December 3, 2019 to December 17, 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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Social

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • December 4, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    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.
  • December 6, 2019 to December 20, 2019
    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.
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    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.
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 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.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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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  • Creation Lab

    December 7, 2019 to December 21, 2019
    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 11, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Fridays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
  • January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 6, 2019 to December 20, 2019
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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!
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Food For Fines

    November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
  • November 25, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    Want to get rid of your library fines and help the community at the same time?  This holiday season, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 15 in our annual Food for Fines drive.  For each acceptable item existing library fines will be lowered by $1.

    Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First Food Bank and the toiletries to the Yellow Brick House.
 
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  • Fun With French

    December 5, 2019 to February 27, 2020
    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.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    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.
  • December 4, 2019 to December 11, 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.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 24, 2020
    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!

    January 16, 2020 to February 20, 2020
    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 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.
  • December 1, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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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  • Kids' Writing Workshop

    January 30, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.
  • January 25, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    December 4, 2019 to December 18, 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.
  • January 8, 2019 to February 26, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to December 19, 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.
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    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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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Wednesdays, 5:30 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.
  • February 2, 2020 to April 5, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 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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  • 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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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

    December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • December 2, 2019 to December 16, 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.
  • January 6, 2020 to February 10, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    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
Dec
4
Wed
  • Social Hour

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
 
2019
Dec
5
Thu
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • 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.
 
2019
Dec
7
Sat
  • STEAM Camp: Drop and Shop

    9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've brought back our STEAM camp for a special holiday edition! Drop off the kids for a day of great STEAM activities while you take care of your holiday errands. It's a win-win! Ages 6-11. Registration is $40.
  • 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 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.
  • Design Projects: Holiday Card Making

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Design your unique holiday handmade cards with our vinyl cutter and other maker tools.
  • 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.
  • Escape the Library Labyrinth

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Escape from the library labyrinth, a world of wonder and mystery, as you race to win the ultimate trophy! Bilingual escape room fun, snacks & games. For ages 12-17.
 
2019
Dec
8
Sun
  • 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.
  • Design Projects: It's a wrap with Gift Wrap

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Create gift wrap and accessories with a variety of tools.
 
2019
Dec
9
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    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.
  • Visit the Therapy Dogs

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.
 
 

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