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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.

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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.

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

The selections are All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr(June 25)and The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey (July 30).
June 25 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 26 - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
June 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Break by Katherena Vermette, Wednesday, June 27 Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson, Wednesday, July 25 Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates, Wednesday, August 29
June 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


June 12 Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson

July 10 Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

August 14 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

July 10 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Break by Katherena Vermette, Wednesday, June 27 Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson, Wednesday, July 25 Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates, Wednesday, August 29
July 25 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The selections are All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr(June 25)and The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey (July 30).
July 30 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


June 12 Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson

July 10 Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

August 14 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

August 14 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Break by Katherena Vermette, Wednesday, June 27 Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson, Wednesday, July 25 Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates, Wednesday, August 29
August 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 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 28 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

July 26 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
June 28 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
July 26 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Chinese Book Club

Share your thoughts, ideas, and discuss books. The discussion will be held in Chinese. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.

July 17 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
August 21 10:30 AM to 12:00 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, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Thursdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Computer Tutor Volunteers

Share your computer skills with people who require either basic or advanced computer knowledge. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. For ages 14+.

June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

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.

June 24 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
July 8 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
July 22 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
August 19 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

ESL Café Volunteers

Volunteer to help newcomers to Canada practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Please contact the library for more details.

June 24 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
July 8 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
July 22 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
August 19 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

French Discussion Circle

Francophone or Francophile? All are welcome! Come discuss books, movies, and music in French.

June 21 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
July 26 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
August 23 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Got Game?

It's the weekend! Gather with us for a little grown up playtime with games, snacks, and mocktails at the library. Beginner or pro, all are welcome.



July 21 Settlers of Catan
August 18 Pandemic
July 21 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
July 29 Settlers of Catan
August 26 Pandemic
July 29 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


July 21 Settlers of Catan
August 18 Pandemic
August 18 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
July 29 Settlers of Catan
August 26 Pandemic
August 26 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hot Topics: Cannabis Education

Cannabis may soon be legal, but there is much that many of us still don't know. Join Michelle Davis from Tweed Inc. for an education presentation on medical cannabis. She will discuss cannabis legislation, the uses of medical cannabis, safe and responsible use and accessing medical cannabis.

July 15 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hot Topics: Fraud Protection

Presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, this seminar is designed for those who want to better understand fraud and how to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.

August 19 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hot Topics: Saving Strategies

This presentation is perfect for those who want to learn how to save more and spend less. Presented by the Professional Chartered Accountants of Canada.

July 12 7:00 PM

LEED Building Tours

Join us for a tour of Civic Centre Resource Library to learn about the energy efficient and sustainable design elements and features of this library building. Please visit the information desk for more information or to request a tour.

June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Tuesdays

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.

This program will run on Mondays in June at BCRL, then will move to DC.
June 1, 2018 to November 30, -0001
Mondays 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
No program Jul. 2, Aug. 6
July 9, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.
De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous.

July 11 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
August 8 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Scholars' Hub with YorkU

York University is bringing Vaughan a taste of the university experience. Each month, YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide the opportunity for you to learn something new. Registration and more details on York University's website.

June 26 7:00 PM
July 31 7:00 PM
August 28 7:00 PM

Senior Social

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

June 21st - Outdoor Air Pollution and your Health by Health Canada
June 21 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
July 19 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
August 16 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.

June 27 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
June 14 - Instagram 101
July 5 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
July 25 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
August 21 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Walk and Talk

Join us for a some fresh air and conversation as we walk around the library in good company. Please call the service desk or check the website for more details.

June 26 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
July 10 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
July 24 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
August 7 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
August 21 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Writers' Workshop

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.

July 17 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
August 21 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM