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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
July
31
Saturday
  • 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!
 
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime on Zoom

    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  
    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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  • 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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  • 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 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!
 
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  • Virtual Mandarin Storytime 中文故事会

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to August 16, 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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Programs Coming Up

2021
Aug
10
Tue
  • 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.
  • Marker Calligraphy for Kids

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Use cursive writing to make fun and creative projects with us! Cursive knowledge is recommended. For grades 4+. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Aug
11
Wed
  • STEAM Videos

    Online Programs  
    Follow along with VPL staff as we demonstrate fun and educational D-I-Y activities, the coolest new technologies, and experiments!
  • Board Game Bash!

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Let’s explore the endless world of board games with a little bit of French along the way! From games of skill to games of chance, be prepared to move your player virtually! For grades K-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Workshops: Back to School Stress Busters

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Stressed about back to school? Learn coping strategies and make homemade stress busters. Grades 4-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10. Pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
 
2021
Aug
12
Thu
  • 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.
 
2021
Aug
13
Fri
  • Virtual Baby and Preschool Activities

    Online Programs  
    Check out our weekly online activities and monthly videos. They can make learning at home with your little one lots of fun! For parents and children aged 0-5.
 
2021
Aug
14
Sat
  • Virtual STEAM Careers

    Online Programs  
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Ever wonder what it's like to be a coder? Or a comic artist? Join us as we invite special guests to talk about their careers and how they got there. For Grades 3-8. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
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