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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
March
1
Monday
  • Speechcraft: Toastmasters for Adults

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to March 23, 2021
    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Adults to conquer those fears! Develop your communication and leadership skills. Course runs January 25th-March 22nd. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime on Instagram

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021
    Mondays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, stories and early literacy activities that you can enjoy anytime on IGTV! Fun for the whole family.
  • 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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Digital Escape Rooms

    Online Programs  
    March 31, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Wednesdays
    Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges to escape! Each room is online and ready to play!
 
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  • Intro to Bookbinding: Intermediate

    Online Programs  
    April 25, 2021 to May 2, 2021
    Sundays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Fascinated by the art of bookbinding? Join us for this two session workshop as we take it a step beyond introductory bookmaking techniques! Basic experience recommended. Sessions will be hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • The Spring Break Files/Les dossiers de la relâche scolaire

    Online Programs  
    April 9, 2021 to April 21, 2021
    Put your sleuthing skills to the test this Spring Break with fun online activities including trivia and digital/virtual escape rooms! Activities are available on the VPL website.

    Utilise tes abilités d'enquête pour compléter des défis en ligne, incluant un jeu de culture générale et des jeux d'évasion virtuels ! Les activités seront disponibles sur le site web VPL at Home pendant la semaine de relâche.

 
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  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    Thursdays
    Enjoy weekly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parent or caregiver.
 
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  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults

    Online Programs  
    March 2, 2021 to March 30, 2021
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this six-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de six semaines, vous apprendrez du français intéressant en plus de pratiquer avec les autres participants. Le programme est en direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
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  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    March 3, 2021 to April 14, 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 student 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.

  • 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 student 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 March 31, 2021
    TuesdaysSaturdays
    These weekly videos feature songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can enjoy anytime! Fun for the whole family!
 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
Mar
2
Tue
  • Virtual STEAM Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    STEAM Club is now on Zoom! Come and join us for activities and experiments. No kits required, just curiosity! For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Mar
4
Thu
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn how to meet nutrition goals while on a budget, with possible health challenges in mind. In partnership with Vaughan Community Health Centre. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Mar
6
Sat
  • Virtual French Storytime

    Online Programs  
    Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in French! There's a new video twice a month.

    Des histoires, des chansons, des comptines et des activités en français! Deux nouvelles vidéos à tous les mois.

  • Virtual Paper Bag Princess Day

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    This Paper Bag Princess Day we are rebuilding the castle! Enjoy stories, castle building and more! For preschoolers to Grade 2. Program is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Mar
9
Tue
  • Virtual ESL Café

    Online Programs  
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners can practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For further information, contact us through Email Librarian or our Live Chat services.
 
2021
Mar
10
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!
  • Allyship and Social Justice for Teens

    Online Programs  
    10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Learn what it means to be an ally who cares about social justice in this talk with author Nadine Williams. For Grades 7-12. Session is hosted live on Zoom.
 
 

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