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2019
May
22
Wednesday
  • Game of Thrones Celebration

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    The finale has come! Join us as we celebrate the end of Game of Thrones!
 
 

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 April 20, 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.
  • May 4, 2019 to May 18, 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.
 
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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
May
23
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.
  • Tech Training: Everything E-books

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    This workshop will teach you how to download and read e-books, navigate library e-book apps, create accounts and troubleshoot various devices.
  • 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' 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
May
25
Sat
  • 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.
 
2019
May
26
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.
  • Green Screen Animation Action

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Animate IT! You've made stop-motion movies and you have created green screen videos. Now join us and make stop-motion animated shorts with a green screen! For ages 8-12.
 
2019
May
27
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    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.
  • The Rainbow Club

    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Come out to our social club for LGBTQ+ teens and allies. Play games, learn and have fun. For ages 13-18.
  • 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
  • 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
May
28
Tue
  • STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    It's STEAM Club for homeschoolers! Join us for hands-on workshops exploring science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Ages 6 to 12. Please contact Tommy at tommy.sunthorn@vaughan.ca for more information.
  • 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.
  • Scholars' Hub with YorkU

    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    York University is bringing Vaughan a taste of the university experience. Each month, YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide the opportunity for you to learn something new. Registration and more details on York University's website.
  • 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.
 
 

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