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Outreach

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

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

Magnifier

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.
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.
Available Online

Book Club

Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about a book chosen monthly. The Library will provide a copy of the chosen title.

June 26 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
July 31 Every Lost Country by Steven Heighton
June 26 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 27 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
July 25 - Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
August 29The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
June 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 28th, The Martian by Andy Weir
July 26th, Etta & Otto & Russell & James by Emma Hooper
August 30th, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
June 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


June 13 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

July 11 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

August 8 419 by Will Ferguson

July 11 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 27 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
July 25 - Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
August 29The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
July 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 28th, The Martian by Andy Weir
July 26th, Etta & Otto & Russell & James by Emma Hooper
August 30th, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
July 26 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 26 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
July 31 Every Lost Country by Steven Heighton
July 31 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


June 13 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

July 11 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

August 8 419 by Will Ferguson

August 8 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 27 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
July 25 - Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
August 29The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
August 29 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 28th, The Martian by Andy Weir
July 26th, Etta & Otto & Russell & James by Emma Hooper
August 30th, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
August 30 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Computer Tutor

Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Visit the service desk for more details.

June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Computer Tutor Volunteers

Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.

June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
For ages 14+
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017

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.

June 5 - Paterson
June 12 - Gold
June 19 - Patriots Day
June 26 - A United Kingdom
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Sundays 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.

25 June - 1981
23 July - Chasse-Galerie: La légende (Wild Run: The Legend)
27 August - Avril et le monde truqué (April and the Extraordinary World)
June 25 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
July 23 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
August 27 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Russian Literary Discussion Group

Read any great books lately? Tell us about any Russian language books you've read, and hear from our staff about what is new in the Russian collection.

July 17 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
August 21 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Senior Social

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special information workshops.

July 20 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
August 17 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Tech Social

Curious about today's digital world? Brush up on your computer skills by exploring new tech topics each class with hands-on guided practice.

July 6 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

The “Not a Book Club” Book Club

Looking for a great book to read? Join the ‘Not a Book Club’ book club and discuss your favourite books, the books you hated, and everything in between.

July 21 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
August 18 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Vaughan Writers' Club

Vaughan Writers' Club invites all local writers and aspiring writers to collaborate and create. Please contact VaughanWritersClub@gmail.com for more information.

July 18 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
August 15 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM