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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
1
Tuesday
  • Virtual ESL Café

    Online Programs  
    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.
 
  • Virtual STEAM Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    STEAM Club is now on Zoom! Come and join us for activities and experiments. No kits required, just curiosity! For grades 3-8. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to August 17, 2021
    Tuesdays
    Enjoy weekly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parents or caregivers.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • 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. Session is 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. Session is 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. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • 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.

 
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  • 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!
  • 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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  • 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
2
Wed
  • Making Gifts with Glowforge

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    A gift for a family member? Children Grade 1+ and an adult together can make a keychain with our Glowforge and pick it up at the Resource Library of your choice. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
3
Thu
  • Explore Your Family Tree and Ancestry

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    How do you begin building your family tree, what are some pitfalls to avoid, and how do you get the most from using Ancestry Library Edition? Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
5
Sat
  • Virtual French Storytime

    Online Programs  
    Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in French! There's a new video once a month.

    Des histoires, des chansons, des comptines et des activités en français! Une nouvelle vidéo par mois.

  • Mindful Doodling for Kids

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    This simple technique can improve mindset and mood. Learn doodling basics and how this creative stress-reducing activity can be done anytime, anywhere. For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
7
Mon
  • Virtual Chess Club

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Are you new to chess or a chess master? Our volunteers can either test your skills or teach you how to play. All ages are welcome. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jun
8
Tue
  • Film Talks

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Join us for a monthly virtual program where we’ll watch films, chat with viewers and host some special guests! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Workshops: 3D Paper Art (Bilingual English & French)

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Create a 3D paper art project and learn some French! For grades 3-6. Session hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $5, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice. Some French vocabulary and different STEAM concepts in both English and French will be introduced. Everyone is welcome to attend – no prior knowledge of French is necessary. Attendees will keep the projects that they make. Materials kits will be available through curbside pickup at the Resource Library of your choice (Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre, or Pierre Berton). Registrants will be contacted to pick up their materials kits after they have registered. Parents should attend with their children. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
 
 

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