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2017
March
13
Monday
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
 
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Don't sit on the baby! Learn this and many other important skills for becoming a top notch babysitter. Admission is $55. For ages 11-15.
  • Make a Movie Day

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Do you want to make a movie this March Break? Play with costumes, make-up, and props. Explore stop motion, movie editing, and sound FX. Write and star in your own movie!
  • Family Movie

    6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
 

Ongoing Programs



March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

  • Born to Read

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Tuesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Thursdays, 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 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Tuesdays, 1:30 PM to 2:00 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 7, 2017 to May 30, 2017

    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, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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.
 
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  • Computer Tutor

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.
 
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  • Computer Tutor Volunteers

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • Family Storytime

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Fridays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 7, 2017 to May 30, 2017

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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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  • Free Tax Clinics

    March 6, 2017 to March 31, 2017
    A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.
 
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  • Fun With French

    April 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Sundays, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
  • March 7, 2017 to May 30, 2017

    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.
 
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  • March Break Central

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
 
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  • Musical Babies

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Fridays, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes, and more! Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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 the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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 the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Mondays, 3:00 PM
    An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes, and more! Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-12 months.
 
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  • Ready Set Kindergarten

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Children enjoy an independent half-hour of stories, songs and activities while learning some of the social skills they will need in kindergarten. Caregivers must remain in the library. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 3-5.
  • April 6, 2017 to May 18, 2017

    Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Children enjoy an independent half-hour of stories, songs and activities while learning some of the social skills they will need in kindergarten. Caregivers must remain in the library. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 3-5.
 
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  • Ready to Read

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver.
 
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  • STEAM Coaches

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
    Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
 
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  • STEAM Storytime

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Thursdays, 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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  • Study Hall

    April 4, 2017 to April 28, 2017
    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, 2017 to April 28, 2017
    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, 2017 to April 28, 2017
    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 Tutorials

    March 6, 2017 to March 27, 2017

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get expert advice on recording, filming and editing. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. $90 per 4 sessions.
  • April 3, 2017 to May 1, 2017

    Mondays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get expert advice on recording, filming and editing. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. $90 per 4 sessions.
  • May 4, 2017 to May 25, 2017

    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Get expert advice on recording, filming and editing. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. $90 per 4 sessions.
 
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  • Toddling to Read

    March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Thursdays, 10:30 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, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 11:30 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, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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 3, 2017 to May 26, 2017

    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.
  • March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

    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

2017
Mar
14
Tue
  • Celebrate Pi Day!

    Drop in on Pi Day to play math-related games, take on the Pi Story Challenge, or build a colourful chain based on the digits of pi! All ages
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Magic Workshop

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    You want to be a magician? Then come learn unique tricks to surprise your friends and family!
  • March Break Central

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show. Everyone likes puppets!
  • 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.
 
2017
Mar
15
Wed
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Magic of Scott Dietrich!

    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Enjoy 40 minutes of fun, magic and hilarity with Scott the Magician! Children become participants and learn some tricks themselves. Tickets are $5. Space is limited.
  • March Break Central

    1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Virtual Reality at the Library!

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Discover and explore Virtual Reality. Together we assemble VR glasses, tour the virtual reality world, and you get to take the glasses home! Ages 8 - 12. Limited to 15 participants. Please pre-register at the service desk. Admission is $5.
  • Free Tax Clinics

    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.
  • Pokémon League

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do after school, come play Pokemon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome.
 
2017
Mar
16
Thu
  • LEGO Contest

    Use your imagination and create an original design for our LEGO contest. Contact the Service Desk for contest rules and category details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • March Break Central

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Magic of Scott Dietrich!

    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Enjoy 40 minutes of fun, magic and hilarity with Scott the Magician! Children become participants and learn some tricks themselves. Tickets are $5. Space is limited.
  • Magic Workshop

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    You want to be a magician? Then come learn unique tricks to surprise your friends and family!
  • French Magic Show

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    A French interactive magic show for the whole family by the one and only Jean Deshaies! 5$, 60 mins., for all ages.
  • Senior Social

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special information workshops.
  • 3D Yourself

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Ever wonder what you’d look like in plastic? Drop by our creation spaces and learn how to make a model of yourself using our 3D scanner. Selfies are so 2D! Ages 13 +. Please pre-register at the service desk.
  • Free Tax Clinics

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.
  • Pokémon League

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do after school, come play Pokemon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome.
 
2017
Mar
17
Fri
  • March Break Central

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more details.
  • Red Cross Babysitting Course

    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Don't sit on the baby! Learn this and many other important skills for becoming a top notch babysitter. Admission is $55. For ages 11-15.
  • Puppet Show Fun

    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show. Everyone likes puppets!
  • Cereal Box Car Derby

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    STEP 1: design and build your own cereal box car (we provide the materials). STEP 2: we race them during March Break!
 
2017
Mar
18
Sat
  • VIP Movie Event

    10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Enjoy a movie on the library’s big screen BEFORE it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray! Visit the Service Desk for more information.
  • French Family Storytime

    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone, all in French.
  • Free Tax Clinics

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.
 
 

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