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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2023
February
8
Wednesday
  • STEAM Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Drop in and have fun exploring new STEAM topics with guided, hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering, art and math. For grades 3-8.
 
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Bring your stuffed animal for some storytime fun, then your stuffed friends will stay at the library for a special overnight adventure! For preschool-grade 3. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Bring your stuffed animal for some storytime fun, then your stuffed friends will stay at the library for a special overnight adventure! For preschool-grade 3. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Kitchen STEAM: Chocolate

    6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Make your own handmade chocolates for yourself or someone special this Valentine’s day! For grades 7-12. Registration is $7 on Eventbrite.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • Minecrafters Club

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mine with friends, craft your worlds, and challenge yourself to a whole new level of building at the library! Master builders or beginners, all are welcome.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

    January 18, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 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.

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    February 1, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Reading Buddies

    February 8, 2023 to May 3, 2023
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
 
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  • Chess Club

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 14, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
 
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  • D&D Club

    January 17, 2023 to April 25, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 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 grades 6-12. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

    January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
 
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  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

 
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  • Italian Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    Ciao a tutti! Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Italian that you can enjoy with your whole family.

    Ciao a tutti! Vi invitiamo a partecipare con tutta la famiglia al nostro programma di storie, canzoni e rime divertenti in italiano.

 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 8, 2023 to February 26, 2023
    Sundays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 13, 2023 to February 24, 2023
    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
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  • Reading Buddies

    February 6, 2023 to April 24, 2023
    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 7, 2023 to April 25, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 7, 2023 to March 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 11, 2023 to April 29, 2023
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 24, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2023
Feb
14
Tue
  • Health 1-on-1

    Sign up for a personal session with our Health Literacies Specialist to help you find information and resources to make informed health decisions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Franco-Ontarian Author visits / Visites Franc-O

    9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    Thanks to a Francophone Community Grant from the Government of Ontario, VPL is offering a series of Franco-Ontario author visits for school-aged children.
  • Spanish Storytime on Zoom / Hora de cuentos en Zoom

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays in Spanish and English that are fun for the whole family. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Acompáñanos a disfrutar de historias, canciones y juegos en Español y Inglés que son divertidos para toda la familia. Las sesiones seran presentadas por la plataforma Zoom. Regístresen en Eventbrite.

  • Chinese Social Hour

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.

    中文社交活动: 用中文聊天, 谈论书籍, 国家时事, 以及在加拿大的生活

  • Franco-Ontarian Author visits / Visites Franc-O

    11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
    Thanks to a Francophone Community Grant from the Government of Ontario, VPL is offering a series of Franco-Ontario author visits for school-aged children.
  • Virtual ESL Café

    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. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.
  • Virtual ESL Café

    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. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.
  • STEAM Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and have fun exploring new STEAM topics with guided, hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering, art and math. For grades 3-8.
 
2023
Feb
15
Wed
  • Hebrew Storytime / שעת סיפור בעברית

    5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays in Hebrew and English. In partnership with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

    .הצטרפו אלינו לסיפורים שירים, ומשחקי אצבּע בעברית ובאנגלית .בשיתוף עם הפדרציה היהודית המאוחדת של טורונטו רבתי

  • Kitchen STEAM: Cocoa & Marshmallows

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mmm, hot cocoa on a cold night! Make your own marshmallow seals to float in your STEAMy cup of hot chocolate! Recommended for grades 4-7. Registration is $7 on Eventbrite.
 
2023
Feb
16
Thu
  • Teen Book Club

    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    We'll pick an exciting, hot new read each month. Get a copy, read it, and then come tell us what you think! For grades 8-12. Join us in-person or Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2023
Feb
18
Sat
  • Sensory Storytime

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Join a small group for a storytime in a quieter, sensory-friendly environment. For preschool - grade 3 and their families.
  • Make & Code Your Arduino Robot

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    In this 2 session program, assemble your Arduino Robot & start coding it to follow your orders! For grades 5-7. Registration is $25. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Family Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Bring your family and watch fun feature films on the big screen.
 
2023
Feb
19
Sun
  • Cake Club

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Mmm, cake! Let's delve into deliciousness and bake a different type of cake each month! Registration is $7 per session on Eventbrite.
 
 
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