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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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Black Excellence in STEM Careers and Research

Featuring Black Excellence in the field of STEM. Margaret Ikape, PhD candidate @University of Toronto, shares her passion for Science, her journey, and research interests in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 7, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Book Contemplations: Braiding Sweetgrass

Take a deep dive into Braiding Sweetgrass and learn what everybody is raving about. Let's read this gem slowly, relishing each chapter. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

January 17, 2022 to January 31, 2022
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Brain Fitness Hour

Enjoy some laughter doing exercises which will boost your brain activity and contribute to your happy mood! This session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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December 16, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

Join the discussion with experts from COVID-19 Resources Canada about the authorized vaccines for children. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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December 14, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Conversations on Social Inclusion: Age and Ageism

Our 2022 Lecture Series opens with a conversation on social inclusion, optimal aging and how age-friendly and inclusive communities can improve lives. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 28, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Death Café: Let's Talk!

Death Cafés are an international movement aimed at bringing more awareness to the topic of death. Join us for a conversation. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 8, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Film Talks

Join us for a monthly virtual program where we’ll watch films, chat with viewers and host some special guests! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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December 13 - Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas directed by Larry Weinstein
The film is available through Kanopy. Special guest Larry Weinstein will join us

December 13, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Golden Age Social Hour: Escape the Winter!

The beauty and joys of winter are sometimes hidden. Cozy up with this engaging program to explore different aspects of the chilly, yet inviting, season. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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January 26, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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Health Matters: Our Partnership with Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

Join Margie Singleton (CEO of VPL) and Altaf Stationwala (President and CEO of Mackenzie Health) for an interactive discussion about the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the new Mackenzie Health Vaughan Library, and our new partnership. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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

Investing in Stocks 101

Start the new year by learning how to invest in stocks. Build your financial literacy with investment basics and discover library resources to help you reach your financial goals. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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

Lady Whistledown Presents: A Bridgerton Soiree

Join us for an evening of decadence and discussion as we take on the Ton of London's high society in all things Bridgerton! For ages 18+. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Learn a Board Game: 7 Wonders

Learn to play a board game from our collection! Learn the game 7 Wonders and how to navigate the gaming platform Board Game Arena. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 5, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Lyme Disease 101

What do you know about Lyme Disease? Learn the latest about this disease and have your questions answered! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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

New Year, New You: The Best Books for Your Fitness Goals

Join our Health Literacies Specialist and "taste test" 30 books to help you achieve your fitness goals. This book buffet is 0 calories! Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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January 11, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 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! Virtual attendance also optional. Register on Eventbrite.

Feb 7 - The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

February 7, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan

Learn the important role a well-executed estate plan can play in ensuring your strategy remains aligned with your goals. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 22, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tech Training: iPads & Apps

Learn the basics of iPad operation and a few apps that will help you engage with VPL even more! Register on Eventbrite.

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

Understanding Medical Assistance in Dying

What does Canadian law say about MAiD? What are alternatives to MAiD? Come prepared to discuss the process and available options. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 1, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual Adult Book Club

Join us for a live discussion about our favourite books. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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Jan 20 - The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Feb 17 - Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

January 20, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 17, 2022 7:00 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.

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December 9, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
January 13, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
February 10, 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.

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December 14, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
January 11, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
January 25, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
February 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
February 22, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual Film Club

Watch a film selected from VPL’s digital collections at your convenience, and then join our monthly discussions to share your thoughts. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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January 31 - Maudie directed by Aisling Walsh
The film is available through Hoopla.
The film is also available through Kanopy.

>February 28 - Sorry We Missed You directed by Ken Loach
The film is available through Hoopla.
The film is also available through Kanopy.

January 31, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 28, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual French Meetup for Adults

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.

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December 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 2, 2022 to February 23, 2022
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Virtual Writer's Room

Join us for an online chat with local writers. It's a great place to discuss topics like plot, character, and style! Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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December 21, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

VPL Food Drive

Book it to our food drive and get in the holiday mood by giving what you CAN. From December 1 to 15, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 15th annual food drive. Collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank, Humanity First and Chasdei Kaduri. Show your support for our community and make a difference.

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December 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021

What Are You Reading?

Like to talk about books? We'd love to hear about something you've enjoyed or are enjoying now. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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December 16, 2021 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. Virtual attendance also optional. Register on Eventbrite.

January 18, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
February 15, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM