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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.

Please check out and return your book club book at the information desk. We will read:
December 19, 2017 - The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
January 30, 2018 - Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson
February 27, 2018 - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
December 19 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 Join us as we discuss our favourite books of 2017 Wednesday, January 31 Every Lost Country by Stephen Heighton Wednesday, February 28 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
December 20 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

December 12 Deafening by Frances Itani

January 9 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

February 13 Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

January 9 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan. 29 People of the Book by Geraldine March
Feb. 26 Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson
January 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please check out and return your book club book at the information desk. We will read:
December 19, 2017 - The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
January 30, 2018 - Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson
February 27, 2018 - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
January 30 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 Join us as we discuss our favourite books of 2017 Wednesday, January 31 Every Lost Country by Stephen Heighton Wednesday, February 28 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
January 31 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

December 12 Deafening by Frances Itani

January 9 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

February 13 Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

February 13 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan. 29 People of the Book by Geraldine March
Feb. 26 Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson
February 26 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please check out and return your book club book at the information desk. We will read:
December 19, 2017 - The Thing About December by Donal Ryan
January 30, 2018 - Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson
February 27, 2018 - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
February 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 20 Join us as we discuss our favourite books of 2017 Wednesday, January 31 Every Lost Country by Stephen Heighton Wednesday, February 28 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
February 28 7:00 PM to 8:30 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.

January 11 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
February 8 12:30 PM to 2:00 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.

December 16 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
No program Dec 28 & Jan 4
December 7, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
January 11, 2018 to March 22, 2018
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
January 13 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
January 20 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
January 27 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
February 1 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 3 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
February 10 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
February 15 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 17 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
February 24 11:00 AM to 1:00 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.

December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018

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 for more details.

January 7 1:30 PM
January 21 1:30 PM
February 4 1:30 PM
February 18 1:30 PM

French Literature Circle

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

January 24 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
February 28 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.

January 25 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.


December 4 – The Glass Castle
December 11 – Marjorie Prime
December 18 – Churchill

No program December 25 & January 1.

December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Mondays 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.

December 20 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
January 17 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
February 21 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.

January 18 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
February 15 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.

December 1, 2017 to December 22, 2017
December 1, 2017 to December 22, 2017
December 1, 2017 to December 22, 2017

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.

Tues. Jan. 9 Apps for Connection
Tues. Feb. 13 General Internet & Smart Phone Safety Tips presented by Telus Wise
January 9 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 24 Introduction to Photo Editing
Wed. Feb. 21 Apps for Connection
January 24 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Thurs. Dec. 7 General Internet & Smart Phone Safety Tips presented by Telus Wise
Thurs. Feb 1 Introduction to Photo Editing
February 1 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tues. Jan. 9 Apps for Connection
Tues. Feb. 13 General Internet & Smart Phone Safety Tips presented by Telus Wise
February 13 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 24 Introduction to Photo Editing
Wed. Feb. 21 Apps for Connection
February 21 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.

December 19 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
January 16 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
February 20 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Visit the Therapy Dogs

Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

January 28 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Drop in anytime between 7 and 8.
January 29 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM