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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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Chinese Social Hour

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

December 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Cookbook Book Club

Level up your cooking chops, bake up a storm and connect with others over the kitchen table! Join us to discuss different cookbook themes. Register on Eventbrite.

November Theme: What would you eat as your last meal?
November 28, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Credit 101

Improve your financial literacy by learning how credit works. From credit scores to lines of credit, learn how credit is used in day-to-day life. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

December 5, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Discover LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse & Zoom

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.

November 1, 2022 to December 19, 2022
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
December 1, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
December 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
December 15, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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 call/text 647-859-9092.

December 12, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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.

December 7 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

December 7, 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.

Let's Go to the Movies

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

November 7 - Where the Crawdads Sing
November 14 - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
November 21 - Elvis
November 28 - Vengeance

December 5 - The Phantom of the Open
December 12 - Top Gun: Maverick
December 19 - Mr. Malcolm’s List

November 7, 2022 to December 19, 2022
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

November 14 - Mrs. Harris goes to Paris directed by Anthony Fabian

December 12, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
December 17, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Living a Regret-Free Life: A Hospice Doctor's Advice

Join hospice doctor, author, and podcast host Jordan Grumet in this Q&A session about what the dying can teach us about our finances and living a good life. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

December 12, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Non-Fiction 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.

December 6 - The Billionaire Murders by Kevin Donovan

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

Passport to Vaughan: Scotland & Single Malt Scotch

This program will highlight Scottish culture & heritage, focusing on Scotch whisky, with connections to Scots in Vaughan & Ontario. Session is hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

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

Play VR with Family & Friends!

Curious about Virtual Reality? Invite your friends and book a guided VR session with Oculus Quest. Book a timeslot for 4-6 people at participating locations on Eventbrite.

November 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

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.

November 14 - The Stand-In by Lily Chu
December 12 - Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

December 12, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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.

November 21 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
December 19 - The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

December 19, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 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.

Mon - Thu: 9 pm - 12 am
Fri: 6 - 9 pm
Sat & Sun: 5 - 9 pm
November 28, 2022 to December 16, 2022
Mon -Thu: 9 pm - 12 am
Fri: 6 - 9 pm
Sat & Sun: 5-9 pm
November 28, 2022 to December 16, 2022
Mon - Thu: 9 pm - 12 am
Fri: 6 - 9 pm
Sat & Sun: 5 - 9 pm
November 28, 2022 to December 16, 2022

Tech Training: Internet Searching for Beginners

Need help finding things on the internet? Not sure how to evaluate what you find? Come learn a few tips and tricks with us! Register on Eventbrite.

December 1, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

November 1, 2022 to December 21, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
November 2, 2022 to December 21, 2022
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
November 5, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
November 3, 2022 to December 22, 2022
Thursdays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
November 7, 2022 to December 19, 2022
Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
November 1, 2022 to December 20, 2022
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tips for Rocking the Holiday Blues

The holidays aren't joyful for everyone. Do you struggle to cope with the holidays? Discover ways to manage this cold month with more hopefulness.

December 13, 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.

December 8, 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.

December 6, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
December 20, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Visit the Therapy Dogs

Too stressed to study? Take a break and visit the therapy dogs, in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

December 5, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
December 6, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
December 13, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
December 16, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 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 16, Vaughan Public Libraries is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all locations for our 16th 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.

December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 to December 16, 2022

What Are You Reading?

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

December 20, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

What's New in Digital Resources

This series walks you through VPL’s digital platforms so you can enjoy reading magazines, newspapers and watching movies online anytime and anywhere. Sessions are hosted live on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

Nov 28 - e-Movies
November 28, 2022 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. Join in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

December 20, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM