Enrich, Inspire, Transform
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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.
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.
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.

March 27 Maeve's Times: selected Irish Times writings by Maeve Binchy
April 24 Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
May 29 The Lost Landscapes: a Writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates
March 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please pick up, check out and return your book at the Information Desk. 28 March 2017 - Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson 25 April 2017 - Regeneration by Pat Barker 23 May 2017 - The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
March 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 29 Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan April 26 The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje May 31 The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
March 29 7:00 PM

Mar. 2 Etta & Otto & James & Russell by Emma Hooper
Apr. 6 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May 4 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom
April 6 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


March 14 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman



April 11 The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr



May 9 Stalin's Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan

April 11 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
March 27 Maeve's Times: selected Irish Times writings by Maeve Binchy
April 24 Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
May 29 The Lost Landscapes: a Writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates
April 24 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please pick up, check out and return your book at the Information Desk. 28 March 2017 - Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson 25 April 2017 - Regeneration by Pat Barker 23 May 2017 - The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
April 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 29 Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan April 26 The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje May 31 The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
April 26 7:00 PM

Mar. 2 Etta & Otto & James & Russell by Emma Hooper
Apr. 6 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May 4 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom
May 4 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


March 14 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman



April 11 The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr



May 9 Stalin's Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan

May 9 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please pick up, check out and return your book at the Information Desk. 28 March 2017 - Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson 25 April 2017 - Regeneration by Pat Barker 23 May 2017 - The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton
May 23 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 27 Maeve's Times: selected Irish Times writings by Maeve Binchy
April 24 Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
May 29 The Lost Landscapes: a Writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates
May 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
March 29 Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan April 26 The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje May 31 The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
May 31 7:00 PM

Chinese Book Club

Join us to share your thoughts on books and existential issues in Chinese. The book club is facilitated by the York Region Senior Wellness Centre. Call 289-809-0084 for more information.

April 13 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
May 11 11:30 AM to 1:30 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.

March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
April 6 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
April 20 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 4 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 18 6:00 PM to 8:00 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.

Ages 14 +.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
For ages 14+.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Ages 14 +.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Ages 14 +.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Ages 14 +.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Free Tax Clinics

A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day.

March 25 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
By Appointment
March 6, 2017 to March 31, 2017
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
March 30 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Haiku for You!

Haiku wordsmiths will spin a poem just for you. Take home a custom Haiku card typed on a typewriter, or hang it on our Poe-Tree to celebrate Poetry Month.

April 22 2:00 PM to 4:00 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 30 6:30 PM
May 25 6:30 PM

Hindi Kavi Sammelan

Join us for a free poetry event featuring a poetry reading in Hindi by local and global poets and writers. In partnership with Hindi Chetna.

May 13 1:30 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.

March 6 - Manchester by the Sea
March 13 - Arrival
March 20 - Allied
March 27 - Jackie
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Mondays 1:30 PM to 12:00 AM
No program April 16 or May 21.
March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Sundays 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Russian Literary Discussion Group

Read any great books lately? Tell us about any Russian language books you've read, and hear from our staff about what is new in the Russian collection.

April 3 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
May 15 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Senior Social

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special information workshops.

April 20 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
May 18 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.

April 4, 2017 to April 28, 2017
April 4, 2017 to April 28, 2017
No Study Hall April 14th, 16th and 17th
April 4, 2017 to April 28, 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.

April 6 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
May 4 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Vaughan Poets' Circle

The Vaughan Poets' Circle invites all poetry lovers to share their work and critique the work of others in a receptive environment. For more information, contact Debbie Ouellet at 905.936.3363.

A special poetry event will take place on April 8th.
April 8 10:30 AM
May 13 10:30 AM

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.

April 18 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
May 16 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM