Events

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

Day & Time:  the second Thursday of each month, 7 – 8 p.m.

Dates:  October 11, November 8, December 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

December 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  October 25, November 15, December 20*

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

October 25: Tissue paper “stained glass”

November 15: Glass painting

December 20th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Teen Movie Days - Love, Simon

Up first for our winter break movie screenings is Love, Simon, a charming movie about Simon Spier, a high school boy who has one huge secret - he's gay. When his secret and his email relationship with an anonymous closeted boy at his school is threatened, Simon must do some balancing with his friends and family, and finally come to terms with his identity. 

Love, Simon is based on the YA book Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Borrow it from the library today! 

 

December 28th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Teen Movie Days - Ready Player One

Our second winter break movie screening is Ready Player One, a sci-fi adventure movie based on the YA book of the same name by Ernest Cline. The year is 2045. When the creator of OASIS, a virtual reality world, dies, he releases a video challenging the players to his Easter Egg and win ownership of OASIS. Wade Watts, an oprhaned teenager, joins forces with a group of allies in order to beat the game before a big corporation can. 

 

Date:  Thursday, January 3, 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

January 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  January 10, February 14, March 21

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

January 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us for fun & creative projects.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (March Break session will be 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Date:  January 17, February 21, March 14*

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January 17: Snowglobes

February 21: Button Making

January 17th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Home Alone Program

Designed by the Canadian Safety Council, this program helps prepare 9 – 11 year olds for being home alone during short periods of time.  Participants will learn basic first aid and safety procedures, as well as to recognize hazards, and when and how to use 911.  Offered in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

Day & Time: Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Date:   January 18, 2019 (PA day)

Ages: 9 – 11

January 18th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

January 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

Therapy Dogs

Take a break from studying and de-stress with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs. 

We guarantee you will be smiling!

Saturday January 26; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 29; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For high school and university/college students only.

 

Also taking place this exam season: 

Additional Study Space – Overflow study space will be available to accommodate students during this busy time.

January 26th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

Therapy Dogs

Take a break from studying and de-stress with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs. 

We guarantee you will be smiling!

Saturday January 26; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 29; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For high school and university/college students only.

 

Also taking place this exam season: 

Additional Study Space – Overflow study space will be available to accommodate students during this busy time.

January 29th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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3D Printing Workshop for Teens

Make awesome stuff at your library! In this workshop we'll learn the basics of 3D Printing and look at how to design your own objects using CAD programs. Print a 3D item and pick it up at a later date to paint and decorate!

Date & Time: Friday February 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PA Day) - Lebovic Room

Pickup Date and Time: Friday February 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Optimist Room

February 1st, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Teen Trivia: Kahoot! Edition

Celebrate the end of exam week with some trivia fun! We will be hosting an hour of pop culture and book-based trivia with prizes to be won. Bring your own device preloaded with the Kahoot! app. Snacks provided.

Day & Time:  Saturday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Date:  February 2, 2019

Ages:  12-17

Fee:  Free!

February 2nd, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 4th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

February 6th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 11th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  January 10, February 14, March 21

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

February 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 18th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Board Game Night

Spend an evening testing your luck and skill at a variety of card and board games including: King of Tokyo, Fluxx, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Love Letters, Small World and more.

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  February 20

Ages:  11 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

February 20th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us for fun & creative projects.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (March Break session will be 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Date:  January 17, February 21, March 14*

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January 17: Snowglobes

February 21: Button Making

February 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 25th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 4th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

March 6th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 11th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Job Search Strategies - an Employment Workshop for Teens

Attention job-hunting teens!  Join us for an employment information session with RNC Employment Services and learn about transferrable skills and job search strategies. Get insider tips on how to spruce up your resume, start your job search and prepare for interviews.

Day & Time:  Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Date:  March 12 (during March Break)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

 

March 12th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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What's new in Astronomy

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting).

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  March 13

Ages:  11+

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

March 13th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us for fun & creative projects.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (March Break session will be 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Date:  January 17, February 21, March 14*

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January 17: Snowglobes

February 21: Button Making

March 14th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Harry Potter Party! March Break 2019

Consider this your invitation to an afternoon of Hogwarts excitement! Decorate a wand, cast spells, discover your Patronus, and much more! Wizarding robes (or other costumes) are recommended, but not required!

Date: Friday March 15: two entry times: 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  

Ages: 8-17 years

Fee: Free, drop-in

Room: Magna

March 15th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 18th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  January 10, February 14, March 21

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

March 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  February 4 – March 25

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 25th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

April 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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