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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.

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.

Selections are Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor(Mar.26),The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Apr.30) and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion(May 28).
May 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
May 29 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 28th, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All by Jonas Jonasson. Wednesday, April 25th, Plutocrats by Chrystia Freeland. Wednesday, May 30th, Deafening by Frances Itani
May 30 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.



Mar 29 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Apr 26 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

May 31 The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

May 31 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
May 24 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 31 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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+.

March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
May 24 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 31 6:00 PM to 8:00 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.

May 27 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.

March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

French Literature Circle

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

May 24 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.

May 31 6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

March 1, 2018 to May 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.

No program May 21

May 7 - The Post (2018)
May 14 - The Disaster Artist (2018)
May 21 - LIBRARY CLOSED
May 28 - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

March 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Senior Social

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

May 24, 2018: Brain Health - how interactive games and exercises can improve brain health and reduce one's risk of dementia. Presented by The Alzheimer Society of York Region
May 24 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Study Hall

Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.

April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018
April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018
April 6, 2018 to April 29, 2018

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.

Mar. 28 Introduction to Twitter
Apr. 25 Introduction to Virtual Reality
May 30 Introduction to Google Earth
May 30 2:00 PM to 3:30 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.


Please note: Walk and Talk has been cancelled for Tuesday, April 3, due to anticipated heavy rain in the afternoon. We will resume our walks on April 17.
May 29 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.



March 27
Your Writing Philosophy: Discuss your personal philosophy of writing and how it guides and shapes your story. Why write? Are you writing for yourself or for an audience? What is your genre? Pitch your writing projects to other writers.

April 24
The Process: What is your writing process? Do you begin with an image? Do you begin with an – ending? Do you map out the entire plot, beginning to end? Do you discover the ending as you write? Discuss pre-writing strategies such as brainstorming, planning, structuring and research.

May 29
Building a World: How do you build your world? Explore the idea of world-building as the creation of writing-boundaries: if you are writing a western, then you have to write within the limits of the Wild-West. How should we understand these limits? Can these limits be violated? If so, when?

Stay tuned for guest speakers.
May 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM