Enrich, Inspire, Transform
65 +

We would be happy to support your organization or facility by visiting you to:

  • Teach a library-related skill or resource (e.g., downloading ebooks, accessing medical information in our databases)
  • Provide basic computer training
  • Provide a program (e.g., book discussion)
  • Promote and explain library services and collections that would be of interest to you
  • Support your existing programming with displays, resources and information

If you would like to arrange for any of these outreach services, please contact your local branch at 905-653-READ (7323).

Book Deposits

Your organization or facility can arrange to have a selection of books and materials delivered to you. If you would like to know more about this service, please contact your local branch at 905-653-READ (7323).


Magnifiers that also serve as bookmarks and rulers can be purchased at the service desk for $1.


Pre-programmed Searches

Magazines Geared towards Adults 65+

Catalogue Search Help

The following words may help you when searching for materials about older adults in the Library Catalogue:

  • aging
  • older people

Try adding an additional word or two to one of the above terms in order to specify your particular subject of interest. The order of the words does not matter in the Catalogue search box.

Some examples:

  • aging prevention
  • parents aging
  • older people care
  • older people computers
  • health older people
  • psychology older people
  • travel older people

For additional help, please contact a library staff member at your local branch at 905-653-READ (7323) or via email by using the email librarian form.

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical database including census, vital, church, court, immigration, and other records from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other areas.
Available In-Library ONLY
Join the Online Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, or Business Books Clubs and start reading books in your email. Each day we’ll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. If you’d like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week a new book is featured. Sign up today and start reading tomorrow! (Service provided by Chapter-A-Day.com.)
Available Online
Provides access to current Consumer Reports information.
Available Online
An online music library containing over 1.6 million streaming audio tracks of classical music, jazz, world, and folk music - more than 100,000 albums' worth! Stream on your computer or on your mobile device with the Naxos Music Library (NML) app.
Available Online
An electronic reader's advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Allow readers to use a favourite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Can be searched by keyword, and offers the option to browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 160 award lists, and 1,000 fiction-related Web sites. Contains materials for all ages.
Available Online
Instant access to 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages! The newspapers appear in their original format and original languages. Newspapers are often available before they hit the newsstands in their respective countries. PressReader features archived issues up to two weeks, a magnifying lens / zoom option, bookmarks, and full-text search. Newspapers are organized by country, by language, and alphabetically. Note: The Globe and Mail is only accessible from using PressReader in the library. Mobile users can install the PressReader app, visit the library and download The Globe and Mail to the app, and then they can read the newspaper at home or on the go.
Available Online
Formerly known as Pages of the Past. The online archives of the Toronto Star dating from 1894 until the new millennium. Millions of pages available for genealogical or historic research from the pages of one of Canada's most prestigious Newspapers.

Note: After you login with library barcode and PIN, you will need to input your barcode again to access the content.
Available Online

Adult Book Club

Pick up a copy of the monthly title at the library.

June 25 - Speaking My Truth by Shelagh Rogers et al.
July 30 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
August 27 - Don't I Know You? by Marni Jackson
August 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

June 26 - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
July 31 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
August 28 - The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

August 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Amazing Quests: Adult Summer Reads 2019

Embark on a reading adventure with us this summer and explore new literary frontiers, blaze new book trails and discover hidden treasures! We have created 6 themed reading lists with 60 titles to choose from for your amazing reading journey.

June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

Brain Fitness

Want your brain to work smarter and faster? Join us for fun and engaging activities to boost your brain strength and flexibility.

August 22 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Book Club

Discuss books with other parents and caregivers while your baby eats, sleeps or plays. The library will provide a copy of the chosen title.

June 17 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
July 15 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
August 19 - Educated by Tara Westover

August 19 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Chinese Social Hour

Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.

August 20 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

ESL Café

Newcomers and ESL learners are welcome to practice their English language skills in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Program held in partnership with the Library Settlement Program (LSP) in York Region and Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR). Contact the Service Desk to register and for more information.

August 18 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

French Meetup

Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!

June 26 - Nourriture | Food
July 31- Passions | Passions
August 28 - Animaux | Pets
August 28 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Let's Go to the Movies

More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a film - for free! See you at the show.

July 8 & 13 - Green Book
July 15 & 20 - First Man
July 22 & 27 - The Upside
July 29 & August 3 - Mary Queen of Scots

August 17 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
June 1, 2019 to June 8, 2019
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
June 15, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
June 10, 2019 to June 24, 2019
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
July 8, 2019 to July 29, 2019
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
July 13, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Social Hour

Adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.

June 4, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Tech 1-On-1

Get hands-on assistance from volunteers to build skills with computers, tablets and more.

June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Saturdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

Tech Training: eBooks

July 18, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Thursdays 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Tech Training: Photo Editing

Learn how to edit and retouch your photos in this multi-part workshop. Ages 13 +.

June 6, 2019 to June 20, 2019
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Writers' Room

Join amateur writers in overcoming the challenges of writing. Each session will focus on different elements of writing like plot, character, prose style. Perfect for discussion and feedback.

August 20 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM