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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
June
16
Wednesday
  • 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.
 
  • The Rouge: Canada's First National Urban Park

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Canada's first and only National Urban Park is located right in the Greater Toronto Area! Join the Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team as we discuss what makes a National Urban Park unique. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    June 2, 2021 to June 23, 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 community 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.

  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime

    Online Programs  
    June 2, 2021 to August 18, 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!
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    July 6, 2021 to July 27, 2021
    Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this four week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    August 3, 2021 to August 17, 2021
    Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this four week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    June 3, 2021 to June 24, 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. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    July 8, 2021 to July 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. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    August 5, 2021 to August 19, 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. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Ready, Set, Go! Let's Read!

    Online Programs  
    July 17, 2021 to July 24, 2021
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Is your child learning to read? Then this is the program for you! Join us as we promote early literacy skills through stories and interactive activities. Recommended for grades SK-1. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • SRC Reading Report Zoom Room

    Online Programs  
    July 5, 2021 to August 16, 2021
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join library staff to report your TD Summer Reading Club reading. Drop in anytime during the reporting hour. We love hearing about what kids are reading! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    July 8, 2021 to August 19, 2021
    Thursdays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Join library staff to report your TD Summer Reading Club reading. Drop in anytime during the reporting hour. We love hearing about what kids are reading! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • STEAM Workshops: Make an Amigurumi Toy!

    Online Programs  
    July 6, 2021 to July 7, 2021
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Ever wondered how to make an amigurumi toy? Use your math skills to make a customizable crocheted toy you can show off to your friends and family in this two-part workshop! For grades 5+. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to June 29, 2021
    Tuesdays
    Enjoy monthly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parents or caregivers.
 
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  • Virtual French Teen Café

    Online Programs  
    July 6, 2021 to August 10, 2021
    Tuesdays, 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.
 
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  • Virtual Little Explorers Storytime

    Online Programs  
    June 5, 2021 to August 21, 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!
 
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  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to August 23, 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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  • Virtual Puppetry Summer Camp

    Online Programs  
    July 12, 2021 to July 16, 2021
    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Join us for a weeklong adventure into the art of puppetry. Children will learn about puppetry from professional puppeteer Mike Harding of Applefun Puppetry. For grades 2-5. Registration is $60. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • VPL Virtual Science Fair

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021
    It's time again to put on your thinking caps and engage your science brain. Join us online for the 2nd installment of VPL's Virtual Science Fair! Entries accepted from May 31st - June 30th.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
Jun
17
Thu
  • Species At Risk in the Urban Jungle

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Did you know that the GTA is home to lots of amazing rare and threatened animals? Learn about some of the Species-At-Risk that share your neighborhood! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Adult Book Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join us for a live discussion about our favourite books. Sessions are 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
Jun
19
Sat
  • Virtual French Preschool Activities

    Online Programs  
    Have fun learning French with your little one with these fun videos! Each video will cover one or more different topics and will be accompanied by a PDF activity sheet that you can download from the library website and complete together at home. These videos and activity sheets are geared towards young children, ages 0 to 5, and their families.

    Apprenez le français ensemble avec votre enfant avec ces vidéos amusantes ! Chaque vidéo traitera de sujets différents et incluera une feuille d’activité en format PDF que vous pouvez télécharger du site web de la bibliothèque. Ces vidéos et feuilles d’activité sont pour les enfants âgés de 0 à 5 ans et leur familles.

  • 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.
  • Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    VPL is proud to present our first Drag Queen Storytime! Families are invited to join guests Fay & Fluffy! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
20
Sun
  • Father's Day Virtual Pizza Party

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    We will celebrate Father’s Day with fun activities for the whole family, including making a pizza! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
21
Mon
  • Teach Your Kids and Teens about Money

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to use library resources to teach your kids and teens about money and get them excited about saving and investing. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 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
Jun
22
Tue
  • Reflecting on Racism & Discrimination: The Educational and Social Costs of Life in the Suburbs for Black Youth

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    This session of our lecture series explores whether our education system provides the appropriate access that will lead to success for people of African descent. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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