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We’ve gone virtual!

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced a selection of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home on various digital platforms.


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2023
January
31
Tuesday
  • Virtual ESL Café

    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. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.
 
  • Finding Meaning: Lessons from Viktor Frankl

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join the Global Meaning Institute as they outline Frankl's life philosophy, their book Prisoners of Our Thoughts, and how it can apply to your life. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and have fun exploring new STEAM topics with guided, hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering, art and math. For grades 3-8.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • Chess Club

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 10, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • D&D Club

    January 17, 2023 to April 25, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 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 grades 6-12. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 24, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • February 1, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for lively songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun. This program is designed for babies from birth to crawling.
 
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  • Chess Club

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 14, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
 
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  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Parlez vous français? Join us for activities and reading practice, led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For grades 2-6.

    Rejoignez-nous pour des activités et de la lecture, animées par des bénévoles francophones de notre communauté. Pour les enfants de la 2e à la 6e année.

 
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  • Italian Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    Ciao a tutti! Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Italian that you can enjoy with your whole family.

    Ciao a tutti! Vi invitiamo a partecipare con tutta la famiglia al nostro programma di storie, canzoni e rime divertenti in italiano.

 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 8, 2023 to February 26, 2023
    Sundays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 13, 2023 to February 24, 2023
    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 23, 2023
    Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
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  • Minecrafters Club

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Mine with friends, craft your worlds, and challenge yourself to a whole new level of building at the library! Master builders or beginners, all are welcome.
 
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  • Reading Buddies

    February 6, 2023 to April 24, 2023
    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 8, 2023 to May 3, 2023
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 11, 2023 to April 29, 2023
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 11, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 7, 2023 to February 25, 2023
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 12, 2023 to February 28, 2023
    Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
  • January 9, 2023 to February 27, 2023
    Mondays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.
 
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  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

    January 18, 2023 to February 22, 2023
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this six-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de six semaines, vous apprendrez du français intéressant en plus de pratiquer avec les autres participants. Le programme est en direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
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Programs Coming Up

2023
Feb
1
Wed
  • Mandarin Storytime on Zoom / Zoom线上中文故事会

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for fun songs and joyful rhymes in Mandarin and English! Suitable for the whole family. No previous knowledge of Mandarin required. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Instant Pot: Cosy Stews

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    What better way to warm up in the winter than with a cosy stew? All the better since the Instant Pot can do the cooking for you! Registration is $5 on Eventbrite.
  • Great Novels Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us as we read and discuss novels that explore our humanity and touch our souls. Join us in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.
 
2023
Feb
2
Thu
  • Intro to Memoir Writing

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Writing your memoirs and creating a legacy is something many of us hope to do one day. Now is a great time to start! Register on Eventbrite.
 
2023
Feb
3
Fri
  • P.A. Day STEAM Camp: Edifying Engineering!

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Engineers build the world around us. Enjoy designing, building, testing and refining creations from bridges to catapults, and more! Registration is $40. For grades 3-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
  • Space Explorers

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Drop in and have a blast with some out of this world activities! Fun for the whole family.
 
2023
Feb
4
Sat
  • Family Adventure: Harry Potter Party

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join us for an afternoon of magic and adventure, with challenges, puzzles, bilingual activities, and more! For all ages.
 
2023
Feb
5
Sun
  • Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.
    De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous.
 
 
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