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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

In 3 sessions, learn advanced features of free online design software. Learn how to design a gear, split an object and add dual-colours to your design. Leave with a design that is ready to print. Your first print is free! Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Thursdays 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.

The selections are Beartown by Fredrik Backman (Mar.25),The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa(Apr.29)and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng(May 27).
May 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
26 March 2019 - The Lost Landscapes: A Writer’s Coming of Age by Joyce Carol Oates
30 April 2019 - Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonasson, Jonas
28 May 2019 - The Far Side of the Sky: A Novel of Love and Death in War-Torn Shanghai by Daniel Kalla
May 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Wednesday, April 24, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Wednesday, May 29, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
May 29 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.



Apr 25 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

May 30 The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
May 30 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Crash Course in Bookbinding

Fascinated by the art of bookbinding? Learn to bind your own books in a variety of different ways! Workshop takes place over 2 sessions. Register on Eventbrite.

April 7, 2019 to April 14, 2019
Sundays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Create with Carvey

Learn how to use software to create something that can later be engraved, etched, inscribed or carved into wood or plastic. Create something new each session. Carvey certification is included with participation.

May 30 6:30 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 26 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

French Meetup

Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!

Mar 27 - Mon enfance | My childhood Apr 24 - Musiques préférées | Favourite music May 29 - Projets d'avenir | Future projects
May 29 6:30 PM to 7:30 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.

March 28, 2019 to May 28, 2019
Thursdays 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.

May 6 & 11 - On the Basis of Sex
May 13 & 18 - Vice
May 27 & June 1 - If Beale Street Could Talk

March 2, 2019 to April 20, 2019
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
March 18, 2019 to April 15, 2019
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
April 29, 2019 to May 13, 2019
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 4, 2019 to May 18, 2019
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 27 1:30 PM to 3:00 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.

May 28, 2019 - Jose Etcheverry (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies)
Experimental Learning for Sustainability: Canada, Algeria and Chile

This talk will summarize our team’s experience building solar facilities for experiential learning in Canada, Algeria and Chile.

May 28 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Social Hour

Spend an hour with us at the library. Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.

March 5, 2019 to May 28, 2019
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 3:00 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 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019
April 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019
April 4, 2019 to April 29, 2019

Tech 1-On-1

Want to improve your skills with computers, tablets and more? Get hands-on practice with volunteers on the topic of your choice. Feel free to bring your own device.

March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Saturdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Contact the Service Desk for more information.
March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Contact the Service Desk for more information.
March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Tuesdays 4:00 PM to 5:00 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.

May 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM