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2019
December
30
Monday
  • Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles

    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    The bubbles deliver a super fun and interactive musical puppet program that will have families dancing and singing together. Ages: 2-8. FREE! Just Drop-in!
 
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    6:30 PM to 8:00 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
 

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

    January 10, 2020 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Tuesdays
    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

    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.
  • 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.
  • January 10, 2020 to February 28, 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!
  • 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!
  • January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 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!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • January 7, 2020 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!
  • 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!
  • January 9, 2020 to February 27, 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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  • Homework Help

    January 8, 2020 to February 12, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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  • Homework Help for French

    January 8, 2020 to February 12, 2020
    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
  • December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
    Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.
 
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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.
  • January 7, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    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.
  • 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.
 
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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 29, 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

    January 8, 2020 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.
  • 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 4, 2020 to February 25, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
  • February 5, 2020 to February 26, 2020
    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.
  • February 8, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    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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  • Toddling to Read

    January 9, 2020 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.
  • January 7, 2020 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.
  • 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.
  • January 8, 2020 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.
  • January 10, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    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

2020
Jan
2
Thu
  • Looking For Group: A D&D Party

    3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Looking for a more advanced Dungeons and Dragons game? Get ready for a four hour game with a compelling story, mystery and, of course, encounters.
 
2020
Jan
3
Fri
  • STEAM Camp: Winter Break

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Hang out with us during your winter break for some STEAM fun! We've got awesome activities exploring themes of virtual reality, engineering, coding and robotics. Ages 6-11. Registration is $40. Complete details on Eventbrite.
  • Family Movie Marathon

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Join us for a marathon screening of favourite movies for the whole family.
  • Puppet Show: Robin Hood and the Dragon

    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join Applefun Puppetry for a puppet show and then make your own puppet! For ages 3 to 9. FREE! Just Drop-in!
 
2020
Jan
4
Sat
  • Family Movie

    1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • 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.
 
2020
Jan
5
Sun
  • Puppet Show Fun

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show, led by staff!
  • 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.
  • STEAM Careers In Action

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Meet professionals who work in STEAM-related fields and enjoy activities related to their profession.
 
2020
Jan
6
Mon
  • Born to Read

    January 6, 2020 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.
  • Family Storytime

    January 6, 2020 to February 10, 2020
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • Fun With French

    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.
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    January 6, 2020 to February 27, 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.
  • Keyboarding Basics for Today

    January 6, 2020 to January 27, 2020
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn proper keyboarding techniques in this 4-part workshop. Ages 8-12. Cost is $40. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Toddling to Read

    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.
  • 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.
  • Recording Studio 101

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

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