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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
16
Wednesday
  • Virtual Tech Training

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Get hands-on, virtual help while you learn how to use various online tools. Each session features a new topic. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
  • The Rouge: Canada's First National Urban Park

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Canada's first and only National Urban Park is located right in the Greater Toronto Area! Join the Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team as we discuss what makes a National Urban Park unique. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • 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.

  • 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!
 

Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    July 6, 2021 to July 27, 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.
  • 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  
    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. Sessions are 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. Sessions are 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. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Ready, Set, Go! Let's Read!

    Online Programs  
    July 17, 2021 to July 24, 2021
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Is your child learning to read? Then this is the program for you! Join us as we promote early literacy skills through stories and interactive activities. Recommended for grades SK-1. 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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  • STEAM Workshops: Make an Amigurumi Toy!

    Online Programs  
    July 6, 2021 to July 7, 2021
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Ever wondered how to make an amigurumi toy? Use your math skills to make a customizable crocheted toy you can show off to your friends and family in this two-part workshop! For grades 5+. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Virtual Baby Storytime

    Online Programs  
    June 1, 2021 to June 29, 2021
    Tuesdays
    Enjoy monthly videos with songs, lap rhymes and early literacy tips. For babies and their parents or caregivers.
 
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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 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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  • Virtual Puppetry Summer Camp

    Online Programs  
    July 12, 2021 to July 16, 2021
    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Join us for a weeklong adventure into the art of puppetry. Children will learn about puppetry from professional puppeteer Mike Harding of Applefun Puppetry. For grades 2-5. Registration is $60. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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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
Jul
16
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
Jul
17
Sat
  • Virtual GameLab

    Online Programs  
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Learn how to develop your own game using Game Maker Studio 2 and bring the game of your dreams to life! For grades 5-8. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jul
19
Mon
  • Star Sightings this Summer

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Interested in star gazing or backyard astronomy with binoculars, a small telescope or just by looking up? Join local astronomer Chris Vaughan and learn about the top sky sights for this summer, including August’s Perseids Meteor Shower. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Jul
20
Tue
  • STEAM Workshops: Air Power!

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Can you build a car powered by nothing but air? Join us to learn how to create a balloon-powered car that's fun and easy to build! For grades 3-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice.
  • Superstar Storytellers Summer Series: Meet Tracey West and Vicky Fang

    Online Programs  
    4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Want to know how your favourite authors create their stories? Join the amazing creators of Dragon Masters and Layla and the Bots, as they share the secrets to inventing characters and coming up with the stories that keep you reading! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Hosted jointly by the public libraries of Durham and York Regions.
  • 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.
 
2021
Jul
21
Wed
  • Let's Make Magic!

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Are you interested in magic and science? Join us for an afternoon of imagining, creating and discovering the magic of science. For grades K-6. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Zoom Pals and Pen Pals

    Online Programs  
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Older adults and isolated individuals can connect with volunteers in the community over live Zoom sessions or choose to become Pen Pals with volunteers in the community. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Workshops: Ratio Painting

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn about ratios and value to create a painting using light and shadow. For grades 3-6. Kits are $10, pick up at the Resource Library of your choice. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
 

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