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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.
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Your First Job In Canada

This essential workshop for newcomers includes: How to get "Canadian" experience without a job and mistakes to avoid when searching and applying for jobs.

May 3, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Chinese Social Hour

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

January 21, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
February 18, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
March 24, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
April 21, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
May 19, 2020 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.

January 19, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
February 2, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 1, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 15, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 29, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
April 26, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 10, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 24, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
January 26, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
February 9, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
February 23, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 8, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 22, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
April 5, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
April 19, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 3, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 31, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Tech Training: Apps for Newcomers

Newcomers to Canada will learn useful Apps to help them improve language, networking and job search skills. In partnership with Y-Digital, YMCA of Greater Toronto. Register on Eventbrite

March 19, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
January 23, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration starts January 22
February 12, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM