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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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2022
August
8
Monday
  • Health 1-on-1

    Sign up for a personal session with our Health Literacies Specialist to help you find information and resources to make informed health decisions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Dragons vs Unicorns!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Would you rather build a mighty dragon or a majestic unicorn? Or both? We're off for an adventure into a mythical world full of many dragon and unicorn activities!
  • Make & Take: Unique Foil Bookmarks

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to use our Cricut machine and software to design and craft a unique bookmark using foil and cardstock. Registration is $10.00. For grades 5+. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Romance Book Club

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Want to talk about books that make you sigh and swoon, and always have a happily-ever-after? Join our Romance Book Club in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.
  • Tech Intros

    July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    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.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    July 4, 2022 to August 22, 2022
    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.
  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    July 4, 2022 to August 22, 2022
    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.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    July 4, 2022 to August 22, 2022
    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.
  • Summer Reading Buddies

    July 11, 2022 to August 22, 2022
    Mondays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games this summer. For grades 2-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    August 8, 2022 to August 29, 2022
    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.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

 
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  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    July 5, 2022 to August 16, 2022
    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.
  • July 6, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    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.
  • July 7, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    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.
  • July 5, 2022 to August 16, 2022
    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.
  • July 6, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    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.
  • July 7, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    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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  • D&D Club

    July 5, 2022 to August 9, 2022
    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.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    July 7, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    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.
  • July 7, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    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.
  • July 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022
    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.
  • July 8, 2022 to August 19, 2022
    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.
  • July 5, 2022 to August 16, 2022
    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.
  • July 5, 2022 to August 16, 2022
    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.
  • July 6, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    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.
  • July 1, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    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.
  • July 7, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    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.
  • July 6, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    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.
 
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  • Summer Reading Buddies

    July 14, 2022 to August 18, 2022
    Thursdays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games this summer. For grades 2-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • July 12, 2022 to August 16, 2022
    Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games this summer. For grades 2-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • July 6, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games this summer. For grades 2-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • July 13, 2022 to August 17, 2022
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games this summer. For grades 2-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Intros

    July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022
    Wednesdays, 9:30 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.
 
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  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    August 10, 2022 to August 31, 2022
    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.
  • August 10, 2022 to August 30, 2022
    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.
  • August 4, 2022 to August 25, 2022
    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.
 
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  • Virtual French Teen Café

    July 6, 2022 to August 10, 2022
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Losing your French during summer? Fear not, the library has you covered! All teens are welcome to practice their French through fun activities and discussions. For grades 7-12. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Tu perds ton français durant l’été? Pas de problème, la bibliothèques est là! Participe à des discussions animées et des jeux amusants tout au long de l’été. Pour les ados de la 7e à la 12e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

 
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Programs Coming Up

2022
Aug
9
Tue
  • 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.
  • Fascinating Fantastic Creatures

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    There's a whole world of fantastic creatures to explore. Let's discover many beasts, find Bigfoot, play Monster Toss and guessing games! Make your own creations come to life!
  • Knights in Training

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Do you think you could be a knight? Learn fun facts about the Middle Ages, design your coat of arms, build a castle, complete a quest for the Holy Grail and more!
  • Once Upon a Time

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Bring out your inner creativity! Participants will read and discuss a fairytale together, then create and illustrate their own, plus explore the world of fairytales with many other activities.
 
2022
Aug
10
Wed
  • Spanish Storytime on Zoom / Hora de cuentos en Zoom

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays in Spanish and English that are fun for the whole family. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Acompáñanos a disfrutar de historias, canciones y juegos en Español y Inglés que son divertidos para toda la familia. Las sesiones seran presentadas por la plataforma Zoom. Regístresen en Eventbrite.

  • Neon Headshots

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Get your headshot taken in retro neon lighting and see just one of the many ways you can use the equipment in the green room to create your own artistic photographs.
  • A World of Fairies & Gnomes

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Enter our magical realm to create fairy potions, a gnome trap, engineer a gnome home, fairy doors and more! All topped off with a sprinkle of French Fairy dust.
  • Bilingual Puppet Show Fun / Marionnettes en fête

    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Join us for bilingual puppet show fun! Learn some cool French words while enjoying the funniest stories. For JK to Grade 4.

    Venez pratiquer votre français à travers des histoires super amusantes. Pour les enfants de la maternelle à la 4e année.

  • Happily Ever After

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Can you help well-known book characters overcome challenges and find their happily ever after? We will go on an epic bilingual scavenger hunt, make a boat for the Gingerbread Man, and build a pulley for Rapunzel and more!
  • Happily Ever After

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Can you help well-known book characters overcome challenges and find their happily ever after? We will go on an epic bilingual scavenger hunt, make a boat for the Gingerbread Man, and build a pulley for Rapunzel and more!
 
2022
Aug
11
Thu
  • Health 1-on-1

    Sign up for a personal session with our Health Literacies Specialist to help you find information and resources to make informed health decisions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Dragons vs Unicorns!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Would you rather build a mighty dragon or a majestic unicorn? Or both? We're off for an adventure into a mythical world full of many dragon and unicorn activities!
  • Fascinating Fantastic Creatures

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    There's a whole world of fantastic creatures to explore. Let's discover many beasts, find Bigfoot, play Monster Toss and guessing games! Make your own creations come to life!
  • Knights in Training

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Do you think you could be a knight? Learn fun facts about the Middle Ages, design your coat of arms, build a castle, complete a quest for the Holy Grail and more!
  • Library Myth-Adventures!

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Enjoy activities inspired by the mythological worlds of author Rick Riordan. Spin a wheel to pick your fortune, compete in a catapult challenge, choose your special powers, create a monster, and more!
  • Virtual ESL Book Club

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Good news for ESL learners! We offer fun and lively book discussions to build your confidence in speaking English. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.
  • Coffee 101

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Coffee-curious? Join this beginner coffee workshop and learn more about this delightful bean. Discover how to achieve the perfect cup for you! Registration is $10. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
Aug
12
Fri
  • Once Upon a Time

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Bring out your inner creativity! Participants will read and discuss a fairytale together, then create and illustrate their own, plus explore the world of fairytales with many other activities.
  • STEAM Workshops: Engineering in Action

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Junior Engineers! Join us for activities to learn about the process of designing and building structures. For grades 3-6. Registration is $10. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
Aug
13
Sat
  • Stay Safe Course with Heart2Heart

    9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve their own safety. For ages 9-13. Registration is $70. Register on Eventbrite.
  • French Storytime/ Heure du conte

    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.

    Le meilleur moyen d’apprendre en ayant du plaisir grâce à de superbes histoires et chansons pour tous!

  • Pokémon League

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Whether you own Pokémon Cards, love Pokémon or just want something fun to do, join us for a huge range of Pokémon activities at the library! All ages are welcome.
 
 
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