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2019
March
21
Thursday
  • Memory Café

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Individuals living with memory loss and their caregivers can socialize and learn about memory related issues. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of York Region.
 
  • Social Hour

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Spend an hour with us at the library. Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.
  • Tech Training: Email

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    For adults who are already familiar with email, we’ll focus on going beyond the basics. Topics include creating folders, attaching documents, printing emails, and more. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Kids' French Book Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Read something new in French every month and then come tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games! 60 mins. For ages 9-14.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Advanced 3D Modelling

    May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019

    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    In 3 sessions, learn advanced features of free online design software. Learn how to design a gear, split an object and add dual-colours to your design. Leave with a design that is ready to print. Your first print is free! Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Baby Social

    March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    A place for babies and parents to come together! This hour-long social features a new topic every week for you to explore with your little one as you meet other like-minded parents. We'll have workshops, activities and guest speakers for you to discover.
 
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  • Born to Read

    March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 5, 2019 to May 28, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 7, 2019 to May 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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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  • Countdown to Kindergarten

    April 4, 2019 to June 6, 2019

    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    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.
  • April 2, 2019 to June 4, 2019

    Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    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, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 5, 2019 to May 28, 2019

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

    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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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  • Homework Help for French

    March 20, 2019 to March 27, 2019

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • March 6, 2019 to March 27, 2019

    Wednesdays
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
  • March 6, 2019 to April 3, 2019
    Struggling with French? Homework help with French reading, writing and oral communication is available. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.
 
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  • Hooked on Books

    March 27, 2019 to May 29, 2019

    Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Love books? Us too! We're discussing and exploring our favourite books and characters with a new theme each week. Just drop in!
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Love books? Us too! We're discussing and exploring our favourite books and characters with a new theme each week. Just drop in!
 
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  • Hop, Sing, Read!

    March 6, 2019 to May 29, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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

    March 2, 2019 to May 25, 2019

    Saturdays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
  • March 18, 2019 to April 15, 2019

    Mondays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
  • April 29, 2019 to May 13, 2019

    Mondays, 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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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  • Reading Buddies for Kids!

    April 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019

    Mondays, 4:30 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.
  • April 29, 2019 to May 13, 2019

    Mondays, 4:30 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.
  • May 27, 2019 to June 17, 2019

    Mondays, 4:30 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 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
    Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7 - 11. Contact your local branch for deadlines.
 
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  • STEAM Camp: March Break

    March 11, 2019 to March 15, 2019
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    We've got a full week of STEAM fun this March Break. We'll be exploring themes like coding, robotics, virtual reality and engineering with new activities every day! Ages 6-11. $180 for Full Week. $40 per day. Complete details on Eventbrite. Register starting January 7.
 
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  • STEAM Storytime

    March 6, 2019 to May 29, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 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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  • Study Hall

    April 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019
    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 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019
    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 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019
    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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  • Tech 1-On-1

    March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    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

    March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 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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  • Toddling to Read

    March 21, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 7, 2019 to May 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 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.
  • March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    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

2019
Apr
23
Tue
  • Club Franco for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    It's French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans.
  • Writers' Workshop

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join amateur writers in overcoming the challenges of writing. Each session will focus on different elements of writing like plot, character, prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.
 
2019
Apr
24
Wed
  • Strolling Along

    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    Walk and talk with us as we explore the beautiful William Ganger Greenway trails. Bring your stroller, the kids, and the conversation! Visit the website or service desk for more information.
  • French Meetup

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!
  • 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.
 
2019
Apr
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.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Book Club

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Discuss books with other parents and caregivers while your baby eats, sleeps or plays. The library will provide a copy of the chosen title.
  • Tech Training: Microsoft Word

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    For adults who are already familiar with Word, we’ll focus on going beyond the basics. Topics include formatting, creating tables, inserting photos, and more.
  • Be an Earth Ranger!

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Become an Earth Ranger and help us complete missions as we learn about biodiversity and sustainability to protect the world we live in. Ages 7-12. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 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.
  • Hindi Book Club

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on Hindi books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the books.
  • 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.
  • Kids' French Book Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Read something new in French every month and then come tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games! 60 mins. For ages 9-14.
 
2019
Apr
27
Sat
  • Break It!

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    We've done a lot of make it, but sometimes you have to break it! Take apart and look inside gadgets and gizmos to learn how they work! Fun for the whole family.
  • Bilingual Family Storytime

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.
  • French Family Movie

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind!
  • 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.
  • Writers' Series

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Aspiring writers and book lovers are welcome to join and hear the wonderful stories behind our authors' latest works.
 
2019
Apr
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.
 
 

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