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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. 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.
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

Advanced 3D Modelling

Are you ready for more advanced 3D modelling? Learn to design multi-part objects. Discover how to use connectors and interlocking parts to make larger and more complex structures. Ages 13+ Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.

Thurs. Oct. 18 - Part II
October 18 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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 The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Sept.24), My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Oct.29) and Circling the Sun by Paula McLain(Nov.26).
September 24 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
September 26, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien October 31, Trillium Award Winner - Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear November 28, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
September 26 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Sept 11 Regeneration by Pat Barker

Oct 9 Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Nov 13 Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell

October 9 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 12 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Oct 10 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Nov 14 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
October 10 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 13- The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani October 11- Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain November 8- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
October 11 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Selections are The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Sept.24), My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Oct.29) and Circling the Sun by Paula McLain(Nov.26).
October 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
September 26, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien October 31, Trillium Award Winner - Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear November 28, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
October 31 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
September 13- The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani October 11- Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain November 8- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
November 8 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Sept 11 Regeneration by Pat Barker

Oct 9 Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Nov 13 Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell

November 13 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 12 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Oct 10 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Nov 14 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
November 14 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Selections are The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Sept.24), My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Oct.29) and Circling the Sun by Paula McLain(Nov.26).
November 26 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
September 26, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien October 31, Trillium Award Winner - Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear November 28, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
November 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Brain Fitness

Want your brain to work smarter and faster? Join us for fun and engaging activities to boost your brain strength and flexibility.

October 4 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 1 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 29 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

Sept 27
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Oct 25
The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Nov 29
Everything I've Never Told You by Celeste Ng
September 27 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
October 25 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 29 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.

October 16 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
November 20 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.

October 12, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Saturdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
September 1, 2018 to November 30, 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+.

September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Create with Carvey

Transform design into 3D carving with our Carvey machine. A new project will be featured each session. Carvey certification is included with participation. Ages 13+

November 3 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

September 23 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
September 30 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 14 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 21 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 28 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 4 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 11 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 18 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 25 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.

September 23 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 21 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 4 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 18 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

French Discussion Circle

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

October 4 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
November 1 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
November 29 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.

September 23 - Bang!
October 21 - Scythe
November 18 - Salem
September 23 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 15 - Bang! October 13 - Scythe November 24 - Salem
October 13 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 23 - Bang!
October 21 - Scythe
November 18 - Salem
October 21 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
November 18 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 15 - Bang! October 13 - Scythe November 24 - Salem
November 24 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

September 27 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
October 25 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Holocaust Education Week

Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear from a variety of speakers. For ages 12+.

Speaker To Be Announced. Check the website for more details.
November 1 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join author Ellin Bessner whose new book explores the lives of Canadian Jewish soldiers who fought not only for freedom and democracy but for the very survival of Europe’s Jews.
November 18 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Hot Topics: Cosmology

University of Toronto Professor Tom Vassos explores the birth, evolution and fate of the universe in this intriguing and enlightening seminar.

November 22 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Hot Topics: Employment Law

Presented by the York Region Paralegal Network, this seminar aims to increase awareness of employment standards in Ontario. We'll discuss topics such as minimum wage, hours of work, and employer obligations.

November 11 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Hot Topics: Genders in Media

Media is everywhere and plays a large role in creating gender norms. Presented by Yellow Brick House, this workshop will look at how media affects our sense of self, our relationships and the way we treat and view others.

October 14 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Hot Topics: Landlord and Tenant Legislation

Curious about your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or a tenant? This session, presented by the York Region Paralegal Network, will discuss common issues concerning both.

October 11 7:00 PM to 8:15 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.

August 27 & September 1 - Wonder Wheel
September 3 - No program
September 8 - Father Figures
September 10 & 15 - A United Kingdom
September 17 & 22 - Roman J. Israel Esq.
September 24 & 29 - Same Kind of Different as Me
October 1 & 6 - All the Money in the World
September 10, 2018 to October 1, 2018
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 15, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.

September 12 - C'est le coeur qui meurt en dernier (It's the Heart That Dies Last) - 2017
October 10 - Dalida (Dalida) - 2017
November 14 - Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) - 2017
October 10 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
November 14 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.

September 25 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
October 30 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
November 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Senior Social

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

Thursday, September 20th - Music Appreciation: Classics Meet Jazz
Thursday, October 18th - Essential Oils 101
Thursday, November 15th - Let’s Talk History : First Nations in Canada
October 18 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
November 15 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.

October 16 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 13 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Tech Training: Email

For adults who are already familiar with email, we’ll focus on going beyond the basics. Topics include; creating folders, attaching documents, printing emails, and more. Register on Eventbrite.

October 25 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 1 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Tech Training: Everything E-books

This workshop will teach you how to download and read e-books, navigate library e-book apps, create accounts and troubleshooting various devices.

October 4 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
October 11 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Tech Training: Microsoft Word

For adults who are already familiar with Word, we’ll focus on going beyond the basics. Topics include; formatting, creating tables, inserting photos and more.

November 15 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
November 29 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Walk and Talk

Join us for 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.

October 2 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

October 16 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
November 20 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM