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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.
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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 using library WiFi. Mobile users can install the PressReader app, visit the library, connect to library WiFi, 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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Artificial Intelligence, Fraud & You

Explore how artificial intelligence and blockchain are used to commit and also to deter fraud and how you can safeguard yourself. Presented by Prof. Ishaan Srivastava. Session hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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Chess Club for Adults

Are you looking for a worthy chess opponent? Please drop in to hone your skills, test them out, or just to find a new chess partner.

January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024

Chinese Social Hour / 中文社交活动

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

Creative Age: Drum & Percussion Circle

Experience the fun and community of a drum & percussion circle. No experience needed! Materials provided or bring your own. Aimed at older adults but all adults welcome! Register on Eventbrite.

February 24, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Creative Age: Healing Soundscapes

Enjoy a peaceful ambient soundscape. Layer sounds using a variety of percussive instruments or choose to simply relax and focus on healing. Register on Eventbrite.

needs Eventbrite registration. Happening in person at CCRL

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 289-317-3745.

Experience VR

Curious about Virtual Reality? Invite your friends and join us for a guided VR session with Oculus Quest. Up to six players at a time.

FIN: Federal Internship for Newcomers

Want to gain skills for the Canadian workforce? Learn about the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) program offered by the Government of Canada! Presented by COSTI. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Fundamentals of Business Finance

Learn about corporate form, time value of money and profitability metrics, etc. A presentation by Prof. Changjie Hu, Niagara University. Session hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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February 27, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Generative Art with Java

Canada Learning Code will lead a beginner friendly session to teach Java in a visual context. Create beautiful, engaging art with coding, just in time for Valentine's Day. Session hosted on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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Get Organized with Bullet Journaling

Welcome the new year by getting organized! This program demonstrates how to create a unique planner for the upcoming year using the Bullet Journal method. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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.

Jan 24 - Brother by David Chariandy
Feb 28 - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

February 28, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Investing in Stocks 101

Start the new year by increasing your financial literacy by learning investment basics and discovering library resources to help you reach your financial goals. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Let's Go to the Movies

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

No program February 19
January 8, 2024 to February 29, 2024

Listen, Learn, & Create a Memory

Join the curator and manager of the Quiet Immigrant Project, a rotating exhibit, as they document the matriarchs surrounding us and invite you to pay your own tribute. Register on Eventbrite. Attend in-person or on Zoom.

Memory Lab Orientation

Do you have memories on old technology and you want to convert them? Home movies on VHS? Pictures on slides? An old mix tape? Drop in to learn about our resources that can help preserve them!

February 27, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Point, Click, Connect: Computer Fundamentals

Need help with your computer skills? This week-long program will boost your confidence, knowledge and practical skills. For registration, please visit Job Skills or visit a library Service Desk for assistance.

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.

Jan 8 - Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
Feb 12 - Hello Stranger by Katherine Center

RRSPs: Beyond the Basics

This presentation provides a quick review of Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) covering the fundamentals and lesser-known facts. Join in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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.

January 15 - Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang February 12 - This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

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. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Hybrid format

Summer Company Info Session

Interested in starting a business? Get mentorship from Vaughan’s business community. Learn about resources, services and funding. In partnership with VBEC. Join us in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

February 29, 2024 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.

January 11, 2024 to February 29, 2024

True Stories 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.

Jan 9 Under the Eye of Power: How Fear of Secret Societies Shapes American Democracy Colin Dicky

Feb 6 Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: A Memoir of a Kidnapping by Shane McCrae

Unwind & Design

Ignite creativity, embrace sustainability, and unwind! Engage in creative activities, express yourself through personalized designs and enjoy mindful exercises that promote relaxation. Register on Eventbrite.

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.

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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.

Online 
February 20, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual French Meetup for Adults / Cercle de discussion

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

Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie! À travers ce programme de huit 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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January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024

Virtual Skies: A VR Experience

Fly the Virtual Reality skies with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Soar through the ages using Oculus VR to fly WWI-era biplanes all the way up to modern aircrafts. For ages 13+.

February 26, 2024 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Visit the Therapy Dogs

Take a break and visit with the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

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.

February 20, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM