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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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Programs Coming Up

2024
Feb
20
Tue
  • Instant Pot 101

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Got a new instant pot and don’t know where to begin? Join us as we demystify this kitchen gadget and explore what it can do! Register on Eventbrite.
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  • Steelpan Experience

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Celebrate the origin and evolution of the Steelpan with a live performance, presented by Musical director Lindy Burgess and the Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association Steel Orchestra. For all ages.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Writers' Room

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Work with other aspiring writers to explore the elements of writing. Perfect for discussion and feedback. Join in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
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  • Chess Club for Adults

    January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024,
    Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Are you looking for a worthy chess opponent? Please drop in to hone your skills, test them out, or just to find a new chess partner.
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  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

    January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024,
    Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this eight-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de huit 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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Ongoing Programs

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024,
    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.
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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.
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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.
 
  • Chess Club

    January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024,
    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 volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Sundays 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Drop in and test your strategies, learn some new skills, or battle it out with our talented volunteers. Beginners and pros are welcome!
 
 
  • D&D Club

    January 30, 2024 to April 16, 2024,
    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.
 
  • Debate Club

    February 8, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Thursdays 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Improve your critical thinking and public speaking skills! A variety of debate formats will be used to explore current events and philosophical questions. For grades 6-12. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    February 6, 2024 to March 5, 2024,
    Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 7:30 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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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.

 
 
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024,
    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.
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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.
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Thursdays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, 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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Saturdays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, 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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Saturdays 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
  • Reading Buddies

    February 6, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • January 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Sundays 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
 
  • Sing and Sign

    January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024,
    Mondays 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Songs and games for everyday routines will be used to introduce American Sign Language to hearing infants in support of their language development. In partnership with Early ON.
 
 
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    January 13, 2024 to February 24, 2024,
    Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    Mondays 4:00 PM to 5:00 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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024,
    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 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024
    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.
 
  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

    January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024,
    Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this eight-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de huit 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.

 


Programs Coming Up

2024
Feb
21
Wed
  • Memory Lab Orientation

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Do you have memories on old technology and you want to convert them? Home movies on VHS? Pictures on slides? An old mix tape? Drop in to learn about our resources that can help preserve them!
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  • Snacking on Stories

    6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
    Get ready to dive into the world of stories…through food! We will read a story and cook up something delicious every month. For grades 1-4, with a caregiver. Registration is $5 per session on Eventbrite.
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  • 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.
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  • Vibe & Create

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Unlock your creative potential through art, writing, and mindfulness! Boost confidence, make friends, and empower your mind in this four-part series. Recommended for teens and young adults. Register on Eventbrite.
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2024
Feb
22
Thu
  • Hearing Services & Technology

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Learn why hearing loss occurs, what new technologies are available, and how to navigate life with hearing loss. Presented by Canadian Hearing Services. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
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  • Black History Month: Author Kern Carter

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Kern Carter, author of the teen novel Boys and Girls Screaming, will share the pain and joy behind his book’s creative process as well as his personal journey of breaking through a challenging career. Session hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
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  • Design Projects: Picture Frame with Glowforge

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to use our Glowforge laser cutter to design and make frames in different sizes/forms. Registration is $5. For grades 5+. Register on Eventbrite.
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  • 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.
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2024
Feb
24
Sat
  • Hour of Code

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Join the coding movement and take your first steps in coding. In just one hour, you will see how fun, creative and accessible coding can be! For grades 3-8.
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  • Creative Age: Drum & Percussion Circle

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Experience the fun and community of a drum & percussion circle. No experience needed! Materials provided or bring your own. Aimed at older adults but all adults welcome! Register on Eventbrite.
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