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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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An Evening with Marissa Stapley

Join us for a conversation with the bestselling author of Lucky, the December 2021 Reese’s Book Club Pick. Marissa Stapley will share her struggles and joy in the creative process. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 26, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 18 - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
June 15 - Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

May 18, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
June 15, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Conversations on Social Inclusion: Newcomer Employment

In this session, we will examine newcomers’ and racial minorities’ integration into the Canadian labour market. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 30, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cryptocurrency 101: Blockchain Basics

Learn the basics of Cryptocurrency, from what Bitcoin is to how Blockchain works. Find out if investing in cryptocurrency is for you. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 16, 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. Register on Eventbrite.

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

Epilepsy and Seizures 101

Learn to understand epilepsy and seizures, common seizure types, seizure first aid, and how the community can further support those living with epilepsy. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 31, 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.

Indigenous Storytelling Workshop: Hand Drum Circle

A beautiful mix of traditional, ceremonial, contemporary, and original hand drum songs by Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone are sung and taught through kinaesthetic ways of knowing. For all ages. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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

Passport to Vaughan: Hindi Kavi Sammelan

Join us for free poetry readings in Hindi by local and global poets and writers and learn about this tradition. In partnership with Hindi Chetna. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

June 20, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Reduce the Risk to Your Retirement

This seminar will cover advanced financial planning strategies as you move towards and transition to retirement. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

June 14, 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.

May 2 -Virgin River by Robyn Carr
June 6 -It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

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

Sleeping with Polar Bears

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sleep with polar bears or walk with a herd of caribou? Presented by the Wildlands League. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

May 19, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tech Intros

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.

May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

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.

May 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual Adult Book Club

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

Jun 16 - The Heartbeat of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

June 16, 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.

June 9, 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.

May 17, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 31, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
June 14, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
June 28, 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.

May 30 - Misbehaviour directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
The film is available through Hoopla.

June 27 - Southside with You directed by Richard Tanne
The film is available through Kanopy.

May 30, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 27, 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.

April 6, 2022 to May 11, 2022
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Whisky 101: Whisky Explained

Take a journey through the world of whisky. With a longstanding history, learn more about this spirit and its rising popularity. For ages 19+. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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