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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-library programs have been cancelled. Currently we are offering a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2021
May
6
Thursday
  • Synchronized Financial Planning for Women

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    This seminar will cover five key topics that matter to women: wealth creation; retirement optimization; estate planning; business success; and charitable giving. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Virtual Adult Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a live discussion about our favourite books. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    May 6, 2021 to May 27, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This four week program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that are fun for the whole family. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Toastmasters for Teens Online

    Online Programs  
    March 22, 2021 to May 17, 2021
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Have you ever felt nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Teens and conquer those fears! Develop communication and leadership skills with the guidance of a facilitator. For grades 8-12. Live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Tuesdays
    Enjoy weekly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    April 21, 2021 to May 26, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete different virtual activitie, play games, and will practice their French reading skills with community volunteers from the community. For grades 2 to 6. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Les enfants vont compléter des activités et des jeux virtuels ensemble et ils vont lire avec des bénévoles de la communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e année à la 6e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite.

 
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  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Saturdays
    This program feature songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities. Live Wednesdays at 10:30 on IG. YouTube videos and IGTV recordings are available to watch anytime. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Mondays
    欢迎小朋友们和家人每周一收看中英双语故事会!Join us on Instagram and YouTube for fun songs and joyful rhymes in Mandarin and English! Suitable for the whole family. Storytime videos are bilingual, no previous knowledge of Mandarin required.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
May
8
Sat
  • Virtual STEAM Careers

    Online Programs  
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Ever wonder what it's like to be a coder? Or a comic artist? Join us as we invite special guests to talk about their careers and how they got there. For Grades 3-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
9
Sun
  • Mother's Day Virtual Picnic

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Celebrate Mother's Day at this special program with fun activities for the whole family. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
11
Tue
  • STEAM Workshops: Doodle Bots

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn about electricity and circuits and we'll build a simple robot that dances around! For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
 
2021
May
12
Wed
  • STEAM Videos

    Online Programs  
    Follow along with VPL staff as we demonstrate fun and educational D-I-Y activities, the coolest new technologies, and experiments!
  • Virtual YA Fan Night

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Do you love Young Adult fiction? Join us to discuss why we love different authors, series, themes or genres and meet other fans. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
13
Thu
  • Virtual ESL Book Club

    Online Programs  
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Good news for ESL learners! Join us for fun and lively book discussion to build your confidence in speaking English. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For registration and inquiry, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.
  • Basic Bike Maintenance

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to perform basic bike maintenance on your bicycle to ensure a safe, worry-free bike ride. Learn about safety checks, tire wear and pressure, bike fit and more. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Kids' Book Chat

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to talk about great books you've been reading? Join the kids' book chat and discuss a popular title each month. For grades 3-7. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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