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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 Canada's Heritage. The archived, digitized, full-image version of the complete works of The Globe and Mail newspaper since its inception as The Globe in 1844. Coverage includes major events in Canadian history, plus thousands of images, advertisements, classifieds, political cartoons and birth and death notices from issues of Canada's National Newspaper, dating back to the pre-confederation era.
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.

December 21 - Join us to discuss your favorites and make recommendations January 25 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr February 22 - A Shadow on the Household by Bryan Prince
January 25 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 30 The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman
Feb 27 They Left Us Everything: a memoir by Plum Johnson
January 30 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Dec27 Cane and Abe by James Grippando
Jan 31 The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Feb 28 The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
January 31 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dec. 1 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Feb. 2 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
February 2 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
December 13th The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Januray 10th Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

February 14th Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

February 14 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
December 21 - Join us to discuss your favorites and make recommendations January 25 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr February 22 - A Shadow on the Household by Bryan Prince
February 22 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 30 The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman
Feb 27 They Left Us Everything: a memoir by Plum Johnson
February 27 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Dec27 Cane and Abe by James Grippando
Jan 31 The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Feb 28 The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
February 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 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.

February 9 12:30 PM to 2:30 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.

December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
January 9, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
December 1, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
January 11, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

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, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
January 9, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
December 1, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
January 11, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

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 26 7:00 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 19 Captain Fantastic
December 26 - No program
January 2 A Hologram for the King
January 9 Florence Foster Jenkins
January 16 Sully
January 23 The Dressmaker
January 30 Snowden
February 20 - No program
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
No program Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Sundays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

LSP Information Sessions for Newcomers

Free information sessions on various topics are brought to you by collaboration of Vaughan Public Libraries, CCSYR and IRCC through Library Settlement Partnership York Region (LSPYR). Please pre-register with CCSYR.

Topics:
Jan 23 PR Card Renewal (English session)
Feb 24 Understand income tax return (English session with Mandarin translation)

Please pre-register with CCSYR at 905-770-7040 ext. 223 or by email at LSP@ccsyr.org
January 23 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
February 24 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Memory Lab

Have home movies on VHS? An assortment of slides? A box of old recipes hidden away? Don't just store your favourite collections - enjoy them!

Thanks to funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Woodbridge Library is proud to offer digital preservation and transfer equipment, along with the necessary instruction, to bring life and use to all of your cherished memories.

With the Memory Lab you can...

  • Turn photos, film and slides into high resolution files to be enlarged and restored.
  • Capture analog video to a computer or mobile device.
  • Easily transfer cassette tapes into digital files.
  • Use a handheld scanner for other objects like scrapbooks, recipes and more.
November 30, 2015 to November 30, 2016

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.

February 13 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.

February 16 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 2, 2016 to December 21, 2016
December 2, 2016 to December 21, 2017
December 2, 2016 to December 21, 2016

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.

February 2 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.

February 11 10:30 AM to 1:00 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.

In this community-led Writers’ Club, local authors can:

- Meet peer authors
- Discuss and develop great ideas
- Get peer critiques and reviews on manuscripts
- Collaborate on writing projects
- Partner with VPL to investigate e-publishing opportunities

The group meets at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of every Month at the Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017