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Brainfuse HelpNow provides resources for students from kindergarten to grade 12, including access to live tutors, live French and Spanish language help, an online writing lab, LEAP learning platform and more! An Adult Learning Centre is also available. Get help with High School Equivalency preparation, the Canadian Citizenship Exam, Microsoft Office, Career Resources and more! Available Online

Le service Brainfuse HelpNow offre des ressources pour les élèves du préscolaire à la 12e année. Cela inclut du tutorat en direct disponible en français, un service d’aide à la rédaction et bien plus! Un centre de formation pour adulte est aussi disponible. Recevez de l’aide en français ou en anglais pour la préparation à l'équivalence du diplôme d'études secondaires et au test de citoyenneté canadienne. Des ressources professionnelles comme la rédaction de C.V. et l’apprentissage de Microsoft Office sont aussi offertes. Disponible en ligne


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 mobile app in the library using library WiFi. Mobile users can install the PressReader app, visit the library, connect to library WiFi, and download The Globe and Mail to the app, and then they can read the newspaper at home or on the go.
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Welcome to Transparent Language Online, radically better language learning in one complete experience. Available Online
Bienvenue chez Transparent Language Online, le meilleur endroit pour apprendre une nouvelle langue. Disponible en ligne


Chinese Social Hour / 中文社交活动

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

中文社交活动: 用中文聊天, 谈论书籍, 国家时事, 以及在加拿大的生活

May 14, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
June 11, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Cross-Cultural Cooking for Newcomers

Explore the world through food and make a new recipe together every month! Families welcome. In partnership with TCCSA. Registration is through TCCSA.

May 8 - Taro Sago Dessert Soup June 5 - Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls July 3 - Chinese Wontons Aug 7 - Tangyuan Sept 4 - Coca-Cola Chicken
May 8, 2024 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
June 5, 2024 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM

ESL Café

Newcomers and ESL learners can meet to practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@CCSYR.ORG or 289-317-3745.

May 14, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
May 28, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 11, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 25, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Virtual ESL Book Club

Good news for ESL learners! We offer fun and lively book discussions to build your confidence in speaking English. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org.

June 13, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual ESL Café

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.

May 21, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
June 4, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
June 18, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

华语新移民安居支持小组 / Settlement Support Group for Chinese-Speaking Newcomers

安居加国之路并不容易。很多中老年朋友来到加拿大后,面临交通不便、语言障碍、文化隔阂,感受到行动受阻,社交受限,寂寞孤独,进退两难。為此,我們特舉辦此系列活動。特色:每月以不同活动主题,利用小组互动及图书馆设施,帮助新移民朋友了解各类服务信息,分享喜怒哀乐,维持健康生活,融入新家园。可提供国语及粤语服务。

Monthly meetings to share settlement experiences, learn about community resources and services, and get to know the community. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.

Topic in May: OHIP card. Topic in June: Community Resources in York Region
May 28, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM