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2020
January
28
Tuesday
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
  • Stuff You Forgot From High School

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    High school might be long gone but the learning never stops. Join us for a refresher on some of your most loved (or hated!) subjects, and learn something new.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    January 7, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    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

    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!
  • Hooked on Books

    January 7, 2020 to February 29, 2020
    Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Love books? Us too! We're discussing and exploring our favourite books and characters with a new theme each week. Just drop in!
  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    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.
  • Multilingual Storytime

    January 7, 2020 to March 31, 2020
    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Introduce your child to new languages through songs, stories, and rhymes! This is a fully bilingual program. No prior knowledge of a second language is required.
  • Money and Budgeting for Kids

    January 14, 2020 to January 28, 2020
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Financial literacy for kids! An informative, 3-week session introducing the basics of money and budgeting. Through fun activities kids will learn about value, savings and the importance of giving. Cost is $30. 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.
 

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.
  • 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
    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

    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.
  • 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!
  • 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 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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

2020
Jan
29
Wed
  • French Meetup

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!
  • Adult Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.
 
2020
Jan
30
Thu
  • 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.
  • Web and App Development

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    This 3 week workshop, presented by STEM Minds, will lead you through the fundamentals of Web and App Development. Ages 8-12. Cost is $85. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2020
Jan
31
Fri
  • STEAM Camp: PA Days

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Hang out with us on your PA Days 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.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    This Alice in Wonderland party is the perfect way to spend a PA Day!
  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    This Alice in Wonderland party is the perfect way to spend a PA Day!
  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    This Alice in Wonderland party is the perfect way to spend a PA Day!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
  • I Spy

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Spend the afternoon being a spy! Solve puzzles and explore mysterious things!
 
2020
Feb
1
Sat
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Learn important skills for becoming a top-notch babysitter. Admission is $60. For ages 11-15. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • 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 in 3D - For Kids!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Design your very own 3D creations using Tinkercad. Ages 8 +. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Hour of Code

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join thousands around the world as you take your first steps in coding. In just one hour, you will see how fun, creative and accessible coding can be!
  • 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
Feb
2
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.
 
 

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