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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
April
10
Saturday
  • 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.
 
  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime

    Online Programs  
    March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
    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!
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • 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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  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    April 8, 2021 to April 29, 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.
  • 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.
 
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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 les vacances du printemps.

 
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  • 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 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 May 31, 2021
    Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    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
17
Mon
  • Virtual Songwriter's Room

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a recurring online chat about songwriting techniques with songwriter guests! Bring your questions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
18
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.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Writer's Room

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for an online chat with local writers. It's a great place to discuss topics like plot, character, and style! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
19
Wed
  • Virtual Tech Training

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Get hands-on, virtual help while you learn how to use various online tools. Each session features a new topic. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
May
20
Thu
  • Wellness with Author Lisa Jakub

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    An engaging discussion with former actor Lisa Jakub on why she left Hollywood and how she discovered living authentically with more peace, power and purpose. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • An Evening with Samantha Bailey

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Author of bestselling title Woman on the Edge, Samantha M. Bailey, will share her struggles and joy in the creative process behind her works. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Kids' French Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Do you enjoy reading in French? Join us on Zoom for a fun discussion and activities. Each month, there’s a new theme and you can read any book you want, according to the theme. For grades 3-6. Register on Eventbrite.

    Rencontrez-nous sur Zoom à chaque mois pour une discussion et pour des activités amusantes. Choisissez le livre que vous voulez correspondant au thème du mois! Pour les enfants de la 3e année à la 6e année. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
2021
May
22
Sat
  • Virtual GameLab

    Online Programs  
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Learn how to develop your own game using Game Maker Studio 2 and bring the game of your dreams to life! For grades 5-8. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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