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2020
March
1
Sunday
  • 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.
  • LEGO Mania

    March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Sundays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    If you like playing with LEGO, come design and build LEGO structures. Ages 5-9.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Social

    March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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

    March 1, 2020 to March 9, 2020
    Mondays, 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.
  • March 23, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Mondays, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 6, 2020 to April 3, 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.
  • April 17, 2020 to May 29, 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.
  • March 4, 2020 to May 27, 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.
  • March 5, 2020 to May 28, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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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  • Countdown to Kindergarten

    April 1, 2020 to June 3, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This 10 week session is designed to help prepare your little one for kindergarten. Preschoolers enjoy an independent half hour of stories, songs and hands-on activity stations. Caregivers must remain in the library. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2020 to April 3, 2020
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • April 17, 2020 to May 29, 2020
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 23, 2020 to May 25, 2020
    Mondays, 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 5, 2020 to May 28, 2020
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Mondays, 6:30 PM Thursdays, 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 3, 2020 to May 26, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 5, 2020 to May 28, 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

    March 5, 2020 to May 14, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 2, 2020 to May 25, 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!

    March 3, 2020 to May 26, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 3, 2020 to March 10, 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 5, 2020 to March 12, 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.
  • March 26, 2020 to May 28, 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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  • Play by Numbers

    April 2, 2020 to April 30, 2020
    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
    This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories. Ages: 3- 5.
  • May 1, 2020 to May 30, 2020
    Fridays, 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    This 45-minute program will introduce children to basic math concepts and numeracy through games, activities, and stories. Ages: 3- 5.
 
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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    April 15, 2020 to June 17, 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.
  • March 3, 2020 to March 10, 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.
  • March 24, 2020 to April 14, 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.
 
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  • Study Hall

    April 5, 2020 to April 22, 2020
    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.
  • April 5, 2020 to April 22, 2020
    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.
  • April 5, 2020 to April 22, 2020
    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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  • Toddling to Read

    March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Wednesdays, 10:30 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.
  • March 4, 2020 to May 27, 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.
  • March 6, 2020 to May 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
Mar
2
Mon
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    9:30 AM to 4:30 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.
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 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' 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.
  • Social Hour

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
 
2020
Mar
3
Tue
  • STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12. Just drop in!
  • 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.
 
2020
Mar
4
Wed
  • Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.
    De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous.
  • 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.
 
2020
Mar
5
Thu
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
 
2020
Mar
7
Sat
  • Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Join a small group for a storytime in a sensory-friendly environment. For ages 3-8 and their families.
  • Paper Bag Princess Day!

    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Robert Munsch classic with a special reading and fun activities.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch feature films on the big screen.
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 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.
  • Paper Bag Princess Day!

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Robert Munsch classic with a special reading and fun activities.
  • Paper Bag Princess Day!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Robert Munsch classic with a special reading and fun activities.
  • Paper Bag Princess Day!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Robert Munsch classic with a special reading and fun activities.
  • 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.
 
 

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