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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
Apr
22
Mon
  • Russian Storytime / Рассказы на русском языке

    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Join us for fun stories, songs and rhymes in Russian that you can enjoy with your whole family. Fluency in Russian is not required, all are welcome.

    Для вас и ваших детей. Сказки, рассказы, песни на русском языке. Читаем вместе. Учим вместе. Говорим вместе. Свободное знание языка не требуется.

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  • Teen Virtual Reality Club

    2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
    Want to use lightsabers, golf clubs, scuba gear, and more? Experience fun games and programs with our virtual reality headsets. For grades 9-12.
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  • Chess Club

    March 19, 2024 to April 30, 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!
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  • Toastmasters for Teens

    April 9, 2024 to May 28, 2024,
    Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Teens and conquer those fears! Develop communication and leadership skills with the guidance of a facilitator. For grades 8-12. Register on Eventbrite.
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Ongoing Programs

  • Baby Adventures Storytime

    March 4, 2024 to April 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
 
  • Budget Lunch Social

    April 11, 2024 to May 2, 2024,
    Thursdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    A weekly lunch together - on a budget! Join us for this 4-week series to learn some kitchen skills and meet new cooking friends. In partnership with VCHC. Registration is $15 for all 4 sessions, on Eventbrite.
 
 
  • Chess Club

    March 19, 2024 to April 30, 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!
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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!
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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!
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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!
 
 
 
  • Cooking Anime

    April 8, 2024 to April 22, 2024,
    Mondays 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
    Let’s bring some of the foods from your favourite animes to life! Recommended for grades 7-12. Registration is $15 for all 3 weeks on Eventbrite.
 
  • Fun With French / Plaisir de lire

    March 18, 2024 to April 29, 2024,
    Mondays 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.

  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.

  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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

    March 4, 2024 to April 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    Thursdays 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    This program features songs, action rhymes, and early literacy activities designed for toddlers to kindergarten-aged children.
 
 
  • Reading Buddies

    February 21, 2024 to May 1, 2024,
    Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
  • March 1, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    Thursdays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Have fun while practicing your reading skills and enjoying literacy activities and games with volunteers. For grades 1-6. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 
 
 
  • Tech Tutor 1-on-1

    March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    Mondays 6:00 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024,
    Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 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.
  • March 1, 2024 to April 30, 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.
 
 
  • Zumbini

    April 15, 2024 to April 29, 2024,
    Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    A unique, fun program incorporating music and movement to encourage parent-child bonding while helping to develop early literacy, motor, and social skills. Offered in partnership with EarlyON. See website for registration details.
 


Programs Coming Up

2024
Apr
25
Thu
  • Little Kitchen Time

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Enjoy food- and cooking-themed stories and songs in our play kitchen! Then test your culinary skills - counting, measuring, recognizing ingredients - at food-inspired activity stations. For preschoolers - SK.
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  • Healthy Aging Series: Align Biological Clocks

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    This series delves into the diverse Circadian Rhythms within our bodies, followed by discussions on science-backed techniques to harness our biological clock for enhanced well-being. Register on Eventbrite. Attend in-person or on Zoom.
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2024
Apr
27
Sat
  • 3D Design for Kids

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Design your very own 3D creations using Tinkercad. For grades 4+. Register on Eventbrite.
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  • Dog Man Unleashed

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Unleash the fun! Join us for a day of Dog Man activities and games at the library!
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  • Rent to Own

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    With interest rates rising and house prices not really decreasing, have you thought of renting to own? Break the rent cycle; join a program to learn about transitioning from renting to homeownership. Join in person or on Zoom.
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2024
Apr
29
Mon
  • Make & Take: Ink It Up!

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Calling budding designers! Print your graphic in sublimation ink and see it emblazoned on a physical item. Find out what we're making this time on our website. Grades 5-8. Registration is $5 on Eventbrite.
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  • Be Scam Smart!

    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn how to recognize a scam and what to do if you respond to a scam. Presented by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
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2024
Apr
30
Tue
  • 华语新移民安居支持小组 / Settlement Support Group for Chinese-Speaking Newcomers

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    安居加国之路并不容易。很多中老年朋友来到加拿大后,面临交通不便、语言障碍、文化隔阂,感受到行动受阻,社交受限,寂寞孤独,进退两难。為此,我們特舉辦此系列活動。特色:每月以不同活动主题,利用小组互动及图书馆设施,帮助新移民朋友了解各类服务信息,分享喜怒哀乐,维持健康生活,融入新家园。可提供国语及粤语服务。

    Monthly meetings to share settlement experiences, learn about community resources and services, and get to know the community. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.

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  • 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 289-317-3745.
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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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