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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.
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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.)
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Provides access to current Consumer Reports information.
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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.
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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.
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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 mobile app 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.
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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.
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Between the Lines: A Book Club about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Through book discussions, this book club provides a platform to explore topics and themes related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attend in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 25 - Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

October 25, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Chinese Social Hour

Chat in Chinese about books, current events and life in Canada. Call or visit the Service Desk for more details.

中文社交活动: 用中文聊天, 谈论书籍, 国家时事, 以及在加拿大的生活

October 11, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Concussion Rehabilitation

Concussions are a common injury. Learn how concussion recovery is connected to performance training. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 6, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conversations on Social Inclusion: Menopause in the Workplace

A look at menopause and the many challenges women face, especially in the workplace. Presented by Janet Ko (President) and Trish Barbato (Co-Founder), @Menopause Foundation of Canada. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 26, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Detecting Fake Health Information

How can you differentiate fake and real online health info? Celebrate Health Literacy Month by learning the differences with our Health Literacies Specialist. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

Join us for a 15 minute one-on-one introduction to one of three great digital resources: Zoom, Brainfuse, and LinkedIn Learning. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
October 12, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
October 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

ESL Café

Newcomers and ESL learners can meet to practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.

October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Great Novels Book Club

Join us as we read and discuss novels that explore our humanity and touch our souls. Join us in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.

October 12 - Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

October 12, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Health 1-on-1

Sign up for a personal session with our Health Literacies Specialist to help you find information and resources to make informed health decisions. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Introduction to Service Canada

Service Canada team offers an array of programs and services for seniors, newcomers, job seekers and youth. Learn how to access these services. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 13, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Let's Go to the Movies

Enjoy a variety of interesting contemporary films with other movie enthusiasts.

October 3 - The French Dispatch
October 17 - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
October 24 - Where the Crawdads Sing
October 31 - The Humans

September 12, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Mondays 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Living a Smoke-Free Life

Trying to quit smoking? Join Southlake Regional Health Centre smoking cessation expert Breanna for tips and resources to quit once and for all. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 18, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meet your Brain!

Do you think you know everything about your brain? We're going to surprise you! Experience the excitement of "meeting" your brain through hands-on activities. Register on Eventbrite.

October 19, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Mindful Doodling for Adults

Improve mood and mindset and increase hand-eye coordination and cognitive skills by using repetition and design to create tile patterns. Register on Eventbrite

October 17, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Non-Fiction Book Club

We'll explore a variety of popular non-fiction titles, from current affairs to cutting-edge science, as well as true stories. Join us in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.

October 4 How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

October 4, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Piano Stories with Penny

Pianist Dr. Penny Johnson treats audiences to humorous and poignant stories from great pianists of the past. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 25, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Play VR with Family & Friends!

Curious about Virtual Reality? Invite your friends and book a guided VR session with Oculus Quest. Book a timeslot for 4-6 people at participating locations on Eventbrite.

October 6, 2022 to October 27, 2022
Thursdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Romance Book Club

Want to talk about books that make you sigh and swoon, and always have a happily-ever-after? Join our Romance Book Club in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.

September 12 By The Book by Jasmine Guillory
Access the book through Hoopla
October 11 Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Pick up a book club copy at the Civic Centre library>

October 11, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sci-Fi Book Club

From discovering far away galaxies to alternate universes, join us to discuss a different Sci-Fi book each month, either in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.

October 17 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tech Tutor 1-on-1

Drop in and get hands-on assistance from volunteers for some basic technology questions such as navigating the internet, using your tablet or sending emails.

September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Thursdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
September 20, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual ESL Book Club

Good news for ESL learners! We offer fun and lively book discussions to build your confidence in speaking English. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-212-6162.

October 13, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual ESL Café

Newcomers and ESL learners can practice their English in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. In partnership with CCSYR through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) in York Region. For registration and information, please contact LSP@ccsyr.org or call/text 647-859-9092.

October 11, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
October 25, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

Practice your French in good company! Through this six-week program, you will learn useful and exciting French as well as practice with other learners. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de six semaines, vous apprendrez du français intéressant en plus de pratiquer avec les autres participants. Le programme est en direct sur Zoom. Inscrivez-vous sur Eventbrite.

September 14, 2022 to October 19, 2022
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

What's New in Digital Resources

This series walks you through VPL’s digital platforms so you can enjoy reading magazines, newspapers and watching movies online anytime and anywhere. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Sept 26 - e-Magazines
Oct 24 - e-Newspapers

October 24, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Writers' Room

Work with other aspiring writers to explore the elements of writing. Perfect for discussion and feedback. Join in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

October 18, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM