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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
December
9
Friday
  • Racism & Discrimination in the Classroom

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Learn about the impact of racism and discrimination in the classroom and how to deal with it. Presented by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. For grades 7-12. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • Sensory Friendly Hour

    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Drop by for some fun hands-on sensory activities that are easy on the eyes and ears. For grades JK-6.
  • Little Explorers Storytime

    November 4, 2022 to December 23, 2022
    Fridays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    November 7, 2022 to December 19, 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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 2022
    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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 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.
  • November 7, 2022 to December 19, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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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  • Chess Club

    November 1, 2022 to December 20, 2022
    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 Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros welcome!
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 2022
    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 Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros welcome!
  • November 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022
    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 Chess in the Library student volunteers. Beginners and pros welcome!
 
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  • D&D Club

    November 1, 2022 to December 13, 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. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    November 3, 2022 to December 15, 2022
    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.

 
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  • Italian Storytime

    November 3, 2022 to December 22, 2022
    Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    Ciao a tutti! Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Italian that you can enjoy with your whole family.

    Ciao a tutti! Vi invitiamo a partecipare con tutta la famiglia al nostro programma di storie, canzoni e rime divertenti in italiano.

 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime

    November 24, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 6, 2022 to December 18, 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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 7, 2022 to December 19, 2022
    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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 2022
    Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
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  • Reading Buddies

    September 19, 2022 to December 12, 2022
    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • September 13, 2022 to December 20, 2022
    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.
  • October 16, 2022 to December 18, 2022
    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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 14, 2022
    Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • October 15, 2022 to December 17, 2022
    Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    November 1, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 2, 2022 to December 21, 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.
  • November 5, 2022 to December 31, 2022
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
  • November 3, 2022 to December 22, 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.
  • November 7, 2022 to December 19, 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.
  • November 1, 2022 to December 20, 2022
    Tuesdays, 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.
 
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  • VPL Food Drive

    December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
  • December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
    Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.
 
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Programs Coming Up

2022
Dec
10
Sat
  • 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!

  • Family Movies

    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Bring your family and watch fun feature films on the big screen.
  • Makers With a Cause

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Teens, let's make a difference while having fun! Help create holiday kits and greeting cards for local community groups. Express yourself creatively and make someone's day! Register on Eventbrite.
 
2022
Dec
11
Sun
  • Family Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Bring your family and watch fun feature films on the big screen.
  • Marble Madness

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    The possibilities are endless with marbles. Join us as we create marble runs, marble mazes, and play the original Marbles game! For grades 1-8.
 
2022
Dec
12
Mon
  • Let's Go to the Movies

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Enjoy a variety of interesting contemporary films with other movie enthusiasts.
  • Make & Take: Hot Cocoa Mugs

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Cold days call for hot chocolate, and what better way to drink it than from a personalized mug made with our Cricut mug press? Registration is $5. For grades 5+. Register on Eventbrite.
  • ESL Café

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Newcomers and ESL learners can meet to practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. 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.
  • Living a Regret-Free Life: A Hospice Doctor's Advice

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Join hospice doctor, author, and podcast host Jordan Grumet in this Q&A session about what the dying can teach us about our finances and living a good life. Session is hosted live on Zoom. 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.
 
2022
Dec
13
Tue
  • 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.

  • Chinese Social Hour

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.

    中文社交活动: 用中文聊天, 谈论书籍, 国家时事, 以及在加拿大的生活

  • Surviving the Holidays: When Sadness Steps In

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    The holidays aren't joyful for everyone. Do you struggle to cope with the holidays? Discover ways to manage this cold month with more hopefulness.
  • Visit the Therapy Dogs

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.
 
2022
Dec
14
Wed
  • Hebrew Storytime / שעת סיפור בעברית

    5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays in Hebrew and English. In partnership with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

    .הצטרפו אלינו לסיפורים שירים, ומשחקי אצבּע בעברית ובאנגלית .בשיתוף עם הפדרציה היהודית המאוחדת של טורונטו רבתי

  • STEAM Club

    6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
  • Passport to to Vaughan: Chinese Dongzhi Festival & Tangyuan

    6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
    Bring the whole family to celebrate and learn about the Chinese Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice) and make tangyuan (glutinous rice dessert dumplings) together! $5 per person. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
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