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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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Ongoing Programs

 

  • Baby Adventures Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    September 7, 2021 to September 28, 2021
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this multi-week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    October 5, 2021 to October 26, 2021
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this multi-week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • Online Programs  
    November 2, 2021 to November 30, 2021
    Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Join us online for live songs, bounces, rhymes and plenty of baby time fun in this multi-week program. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Coding Buddies

    Online Programs  
    November 15, 2021 to November 29, 2021
    Mondays, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Want to learn to code? Already a pro? Partner up with teen volunteers and tackle some coding challenges using Scratch and Python! For grades 2-5. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Evolution of Chinese Zodiac Characters

    Online Programs  
    September 13, 2021 to October 4, 2021
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn 12 Chinese zodiac characters, their pronunciation, writing, and the culture and stories behind them. For all ages. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Little Explorers Storytime on Zoom

    Online Programs  
    September 9, 2021 to September 30, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This multi-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  
    October 7, 2021 to October 28, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This multi-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  
    November 4, 2021 to November 25, 2021
    Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    This multi-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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  • Toastmasters for Teens Online

    Online Programs  
    October 18, 2021 to November 29, 2021
    Mondays, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Have you ever felt nervous about public speaking? Join Toastmasters for Teens online and conquer those fears! Develop communication and leadership skills with the guidance of a facilitator. For grades 8-12. Live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
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  • Virtual French Meetup for Adults

    Online Programs  
    November 10, 2021 to November 24, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice your French in good company! Through this six-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de six 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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  • Virtual Fun With French

    Online Programs  
    September 15, 2021 to October 20, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete virtual activities, play games, and practice reading skills with student volunteers. For grades 2 to 6. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Complète des activités et des jeux virtuels et lis 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.

  • Online Programs  
    October 27, 2021 to November 24, 2021
    Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Practice French with stories and fun activities! Participants will complete virtual activities, play games, and practice reading skills with student volunteers. For grades 2 to 6. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Pratique ton français avec des histoires et des activités amusantes ! Complète des activités et des jeux virtuels et lis 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.

 
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Programs Coming Up

2021
Oct
28
Thu
  • Design Projects: Your Professional Nametag with Glowforge

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    You can design a professional nametag and we will make it with our Glowforge. Pick it up at the library branch of your choice. Session hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Oct
29
Fri
  • Halloween Monster Mash

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    We’re eerily excited! Put on your costumes and join our monstrous event where we will dig our claws into some fun Halloween-themed activities. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Nov
2
Tue
  • Remembrance with the Memory Project

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Join our presenter from the Memory Project as they share their story of military service with the Canadian Forces. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. For grades 7 – 12.
  • 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.
  • Teen Crypto Challenge (Bilingual English and French)

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Complete different bilingual cryptography-themed challenges to banish the darkness and bring back the light! For grades 7-12. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Utilise tes habiletés de cryptographie pour t’aider à compléter des défis bilingues. Pour les ados de la 7e à la 12e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite.

  • 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
Nov
3
Wed
  • Holocaust Education Week: Carrying Testimony with Michelle Glied-Goldstein

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    In this presentation, Michelle Glied-Goldstein will share the experiences of her father, Holocaust Survivor Bill Glied. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
 
2021
Nov
4
Thu
  • Career Options: Second Careers

    Online Programs  
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Learn about second careers, eligibility & suitability criteria, how to apply for government funding to start a new career and more. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.
  • STEAM Workshops: Planting Seeds for Butterflies /Plantons pour les papillons

    Online Programs  
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Help Monarch Butterflies! Join us as we plant milkweed seeds, learn about biodiversity, and practice our French. For grades 1-8. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. Kits are $10, pick up at the library branch of your choice.

    Les papillons monarques ont besoin d’aide. Plante de l’asclépiade, approfondis tes connaissances au sujet de la biodiversité et apprends un peu de vocabulaire en français avec cet atelier virtuel. Pour les enfants de la 1ère année à la 6e année. En direct sur Zoom. Inscris-toi sur Eventbrite. Les kits coûtent $10 et seront prêts à ramasser à la bibliothèque de ton choix.

 
2021
Nov
6
Sat
  • French Storytime on Zoom / L’heure du conte sur Zoom

    Online Programs  
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in French, suitable for the whole family! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Des histoires, des chansons, des comptines et des activités en français, pour toute la famille! En direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

  • 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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