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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.
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

Bit by Bit

Learn HTML5 with us at our 4-week workshop! No coding experience required. Basic computer skills required. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.

October 18, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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.

Sept 25 Red Notice by Bill Browder
Oct. 30 Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All by Jonas Jonasson
Nov 27 Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson
November 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
26 Sept Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes
31 OctoberEvery Lost Country by Steven Heighton
28 NovemberThe Tale-Teller by Susan Glickman
November 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 27th, 419 by Will Ferguson October 25th, Regeneration by Pat Baker November 29th, Red Notice by Bill Browder
November 29 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.

September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 7, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
November 25 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
November 30 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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.

September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 7, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

ESL Cafe

Newcomers and ESL learners are welcome to practice their English language skills in an informal environment with adult volunteers. In partnership with Library Settlement Partnerships CCSYR. Visit the Service Desk to register and for more details.

November 26 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Hindi Book Club

Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on Hindi books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the books.

November 23 6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

November 6 - A Tale of Love and Darkness
November 13 - Beatriz at Dinner
November 20 - Maudie
November 27 - Blind
September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Mondays 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

North Thornhill Chinese Book Club

Share your ideas and discuss books you’ve recently read with your fellow book club members. The discussion will be held in Chinese.

November 21 10:30 AM to 12:00 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.

November 20 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.

Thurs. Nov. 30 Personal Safety Tips from York Regional Police
November 30 2:00 PM to 3:30 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.

November 21 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM