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2019
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  • Baby Social

    10:00 AM to 11:00 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.
 
  • Born to Read

    June 1, 2019 to August 19, 2019

    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.
  • Toddling to Read

    June 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019

    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.
  • Creation Lab

    June 7, 2019 to August 30, 2019

    Fridays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    The library has what?! Drop in to explore all things STEAM with a variety of library tech and tools. For all ages!
  • Family Storytime

    June 7, 2019 to August 16, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 

Ongoing Programs

 

 
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  • Born to Read

    June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    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.
  • June 4, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    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.
  • January 6, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 19, 2019

    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.
  • June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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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  • Family Storytime

    June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 3, 2019 to August 12, 2019

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

    Thursdays, 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
 
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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    Wednesdays, 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.
  • June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 3, 2019 to August 12, 2019

    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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  • Let's Go to the Movies

    July 8, 2019 to July 29, 2019

    Mondays, 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.
  • July 13, 2019 to August 3, 2019

    Saturdays, 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    June 1, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    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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  • STEAM Storytime

    June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Preschoolers are naturally curious -- they thrive on exploration and discovery! Join us as we investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Maker Madness

    July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got all things MAKER this week at the library! Join us this week as we try out all of our Maker Classics; Snap Circuits, button making, robotics, 3D design and printing, cardboard forts, augmented reality and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Maker Madness 2.0

    August 18, 2019 to August 23, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Are you ready for round 2? We've got even more MAKER this week at the library! Join us as we try out all our Maker Classics; KEVA block challenges, build your own marble run, robotics, 3D design and printing, augmented reality and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Minecraft Fan Club

    August 6, 2019 to August 9, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Do you love minecraft? We do too! We’ll be exploring a variety of different science topics while you perfect your world building skills. Learn about the minerals used to craft, compare the biomes in the game to the ones we have on our planet, and learn about pixel art, just to name a few! Registration starts March 11. $144/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Pokémon Training

    July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    If you’ve got to catch ‘em all, then you’ve got to come to this week’s camp. We’ll visit the trading post, battle it out and even get a visit from our very own Pokémon Professor. Play Pokémon go? Bring it with you to see what we can catch at the library! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Rad Robots

    August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We’ve got robots big and small! Play with and learn to code our Ozobots, build and program cool Lego Mindstorm robots, check out our Star Wars BB-8 and mess around with Botley, the coding robot. Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • STEAM Summer Camp: Unreal Virtual Reality

    July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We'll be exploring virtual and augmented reality with a ton of activities and technology to explore. Learn how to design your own 3D objects and make them a reality with Foldify. Go on a virtual scavenger hunt, make your drawings come alive in 3D with Quiver, and so much more! Registration starts March 11. $180/week, ages 6-11.
 
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  • Tech 1-On-1

    June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.
 
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  • Tech Coaches

    June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    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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  • Teen Summer Challenge

    June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
  • June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
    Calling all Vaughan Teens! We challenge you to explore your world by completing weekly challenges that can be done anywhere all summer long!
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    July 1, 2019 to August 21, 2019

    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.
  • June 6, 2019 to August 15, 2019

    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.
  • June 3, 2019 to August 12, 2019

    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.
  • June 4, 2019 to August 13, 2019

    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.
  • June 5, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
  • June 1, 2019 to August 14, 2019

    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.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2019
Jul
25
Thu
  • Brain Fitness

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Want your brain to work smarter and faster? Join us for fun and engaging activities to boost your brain strength and flexibility.
  • Epic LEGO Build

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Bring your LEGO building skills to our EPIC build afternoon! You've got 2 hours to create the LEGO structure of your dreams. Creations will be showcased in the library!
  • Things with Wings

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Butterflies and bees are important pollinators in our yards. Enjoy fun activities about attracting bees and butterflies to our gardens!
  • Weather or not!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Explore weather by building a rainbow, watching a tornado in a tube and studying clouds.
  • Podcast Collective

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Join the conversation as we learn about what goes into creating and maintaining your own podcast. Everything from technology to set-up, outlines, and episode scripts will be covered. Ages 13+. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
  • 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.
 
2019
Jul
27
Sat
  • Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    A sensory storytime designed for children with special needs. For ages 3-8 and their families.
  • Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It's fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen.
  • Space Series: Moon Landing

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission at the library! Enjoy space-themed activities and games with the whole family.
 
2019
Jul
28
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.
  • ESL Café Volunteers

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.
  • Tween Maker

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Love to Make? We've got a new DIY each month! Join us to try something new, make friends and have fun. Ages 9-13. Registration is $5 per session. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2019
Jul
29
Mon
  • Record a Demo

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Want to record but aren’t sure how? Work with a technician for personalized studio set-up, software navigation and recording. Come ready to perform your song, podcast or anything you’d like.
  • DnD Adventures at the Library

    6:30 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 ages 12 - 16
  • Learn Film and Photography

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    This four week workshop, offered by STEM Minds, will introduce the basics of film and photography. Ages 8-12. Cost is $50 for 4 weeks. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
  • Teen Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 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.
 
2019
Jul
30
Tue
  • Club Franco

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Come have some fun with French activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 7+.
    Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaire francophones. Pour 7 ans et plus.
  • Immunization Information Session

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Parents will learn about immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases in this presentation led by a nurse from York Region Public Health.
  • ROM Dinosaur Detectives

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Dinosaurs are fascinating! We will explore dinosaurs at activity stations using the ROM's dinosaur EduKit.
  • Virtual Camping

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Go camping without worrying about mosquitos! Explore the night sky in our planetarium, take a VR trip through the woods, sing songs around the “campfire” and so much more!
  • Weather or not!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Explore weather by building a rainbow, watching a tornado in a tube and studying clouds.
  • Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
 
 

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