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The City Playhouse

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FAMILY LITERACYDAY present the annual



Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1000 New Westminster Drive, 6:30-8:30 pm

Come dressed in your pyjamas and participate in our Family Literacy Day festivities! Kids….enjoy entertaining and imaginative stories at our special bedtime story event with Tim Beiser, author of Miss Mousie’s Blind Date. Plus….sing songs and listen to stories with librarians from Vaughan Public Libraries, make a puppet show and enjoy creating art. Bring your library card and check out family friendly books selected by Vaughan Public Libraries. Families will receive a Vaughan Public Libraries tote bag (one bag per family, with ticket, while quantities last!). Pick up tickets for this free event at any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries, beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2013. For more information, call 905.653.READ (7323). Cover image from Miss Mousie’s Blind Date by Tim Beiser, courtesy of Random House of Canada.

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Holiday Closures Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Wednesday, December 26 Monday, December 31 Tuesday, January 1 Monday, February 18

Christmas Eve CLOSED AT NOON Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day CLOSED New Year’s Eve CLOSED AT NOON New Year’s Day CLOSED Family Day CLOSED EXCEPT: Bathurst Clark Resource Library, Maple Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library will be open from 1—5 pm.


What’s New Greetings

from Michael McKenzie

Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board Welcome to What’s On, VPL’s first issue of our newly designed guide to programs, special events and using your library.

I am happy to announce that ZAS Architects Inc. has been awarded the contract for architectural services for the new Civic Centre Resource Library. We are all looking forward to working with the architect to build an innovative new resource library that will offer the citizens of Vaughan new ways to Enrich Inspire Transform. In providing new opportunities to see you at our existing libraries, beginning January 1, 2013, we will be extending our hours of service at Bathurst, Pierre Berton, Maple, Ansley Grove and Kleinburg Libraries. We hope these changes in hours will give you more opportunities to experience the wonderful resources found within our libraries and give you one more reason to see you at the library.

WATCH FOR NEW EXTENDED HOURS OF SERVICE BEGINNING JANUARY 2013! For your convenience, Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) is pleased to offer extended hours of service effective January 2, 2013. Ansley Grove Library, Bathurst Clark Resource Library, Maple Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library will close on Fridays at 6 pm instead of 5 pm. On Sundays, both Bathurst Clark and Pierre Berton Resource Libraries will extend their hours of service to 10 am–5 pm. Kleinburg Library will now open on Sundays from 1–5 pm. Tuesday’s hours for Kleinburg Library change from 10 am–8 pm to 10 am–5 pm. For a complete listing of all library locations and hours, see page 14.


VPL is always striving to find the best ways to communicate with you. The Libraries’ online catalogue is now available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Korean and Russian languages. To access the catalogue in various languages, visit the online library catalogue at and look for the language dropdown list located at the top-right corner of the webpage.


NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 19 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. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Maple Library Pierre Berton Resource Library Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 pm to midnight Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 5 -9 pm

Vaughan Public Library Board Front Row (from L): Lorraine de Boer, Michael McKenzie (Chair), Grace Locilento. Middle Row (from L): Suri Rosen, Rosanna DeFrancesca, Devender Sandhu (Vice-Chair), Marie Chiaromonte, Isabella Ferrara, Marilyn Iafrate. Back Row (from L): Vivek Gupta, Gino Rosati, Margie Singleton (CEO), Steve Kerwin, Rocco Capone, Pradeep Puri, Michael Di Biase.


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TEXT NOTIFICATION NOW AVAILABLE! VPL now offers your library notifications by text message.

You don’t have to wait until the new library at the North Thornhill Community Centre is built to take part in VPL’s early literacy programming. Join us Thursdays, from Jan 10 to May 30 in Activity Room B, for Family Storytime from 3:45-4:15 pm.


African & Caribbean Storytime In celebration of Black History Month, join us for stories that explore African and Caribbean history and culture. Fun for the whole family! DC Feb 19 7 pm PBRL Feb 4 7 pm WO Feb 28 10:30 am

Art Exhibit

Celebrate Black History Month by viewing artworks from local black heritage artists Celia Wilson and Samar Smith. Feb 1 - 28 DC MA Feb 1 - 28 PBRL Feb 1 - 16

Author Visit

Sandra Whiting uses storytelling as a vehicle for postive social change as she shares folktales and legends from the oral traditions of West Africa and the Caribbean. DC Feb 5 1 pm MA Feb 5 10 am

Black Foundation of Community Networks

Learn more about this local organization and their annual scholarship to a Canadian post-secondary institution. A representative will be available to provide information. PBRL Feb 7 2 pm

Book Chat and Author Visit

Join the Woodbridge Book Club as we welcome Horane Smith, author of Reggae Silver. WO Feb 25 7 pm

Get Started! Visit the Check Out Desk or notification_requests.


Lower your library fines while doing good in the community! Between Monday, December 3 and Sunday, December 16, you are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at any Vaughan Public Libraries branch. Each food item you donate will lower your library fine by $1. All collected items will be donated to the Vaughan Food Bank.


DUFFERIN CLARK & WOODBRIDGE LIBRARIES, 2013 In early 2013, customers will be notified of upcoming service disruptions through information posted on VPL’s website and in the branches. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause. Keep up-to-date on new libraries being built and renovations to existing branches through VPL’s Building Projects Blog at building.

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library

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Preschool programs

Baby and Me Storytime

It is never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come and learn new songs, rhymes and read books with a librarian and an Ontario Early Years Centre representative. For ages 0-18 months. AN Fridays 10:30 am

Born to Read

Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Space is limited. For ages 0-18 months. BCRL Wednesdays* 10:30 am Wednesdays* 11:30 am DC Thursdays 11:30 am MA Tuesdays 1:30 pm PBRL Tuesdays 10:30 am

Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Children enjoy an independent New half-hour of stories, songs and Day activities while learning some of the social skills they will need in kindergarten. Caregivers must remain in the library. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 3-5. AN Tuesdays 11:30 am

Ready to Read

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. Space is limited. For ages 3-5. BCRL Tuesdays 10:30 am MA Thursdays 10:30 am no program Dec 27/Jan 3 PBRL Wednesdays 10:30 am

Toddling to Read

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. For ages 18 months to 3 years. AN Tuesdays 10:15 am BCRL Thursdays* 10:30 am Thursdays* 11:30 am MA Tuesdays 10:30 am PBRL Fridays 10:30 am

Tuesday Tickles

Come join us for family fun with songs, rhymes and stories to help promote early literacy. Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. KL Tuesdays 10:30 am

* Tickets available at Service Desk 30 minutes before.

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library


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Early Literacy Stations along with educational software for reading, math, art, music and more are perfect for preschoolers and children up to 8 years old.

Reading Buddies

Help your child discover reading! Your child is matched with a volunteer for one hour over ten weeks. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online at programs/view/461. Applications are due: MA Jan 18 AN Feb 1 PBRL Jan 25 BCRL Feb 15 Feb 28 WO DC Feb 16

Red Cross People Savers

Be prepared. Teach safety awareness and first aid skills to children staying home alone. Admission is $20. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 6-8. BCRL Feb 1 1:30 pm 1 pm PBRL Jan 18

Children’s programs

School and Daycare Visit


Join us at the library for a special program to design your own, one of a kind canvas bag. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. DC Jan 3 2 pm

Chess Lessons

A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game. Beginner players $50/8 weeks; Intermediate players $65/8 weeks. For ages 6-15. KL Saturdays Jan 12-Mar 2 Beginners 1:30 pm Intermediates 2:30 pm

Fun With French

Through themed games, conversation and literary activities, children will develop their French language skills and enhance their French learning experience. Admission: $60/8 classes. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 6-10. PBRL Saturdays Feb 9-Apr 6 Beginner 10 am Intermediate 11:15 am

Game On!

Love to play? Looking for a new challenge? Come to the library to take on new friends in games of all types. Contact the Service Desk for more information. For ages 6-12. BCRL Feb 15 11 am WO Jan 3 1 pm

Hooray for Valentine’s Day!

Roses are red, violets are blue. A Valentine storytime just for you! Bring your favourite Valentine to the library and celebrate the holiday with wonderful stories and activities. AN Feb 9 10:30 am PBRL Feb 13 10:30 am

LEGO Mania

If you like playing with LEGO, come to our special LEGO event where you can discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-12. AN Jan 18, Feb 1 & 15 2 pm BCRL Jan 18 11 am DC Dec 3 & 15 7 pm Jan 14 & 26 7 pm Feb 11 & 23 7 pm PBRL Dec 1, 15 & 29 2 pm Jan 12 & 26 2 pm Feb 9 & 23 2 pm

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Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what’s new at your library! Contact the Service Desk for more information. AN BCRL DC KL MA PBRL WO

The Baker Street Irregulars

Become one of Sherlock Holmes’ most valued employees as you help solve his latest case. Learn about Holmes and his methods to become a proper ‘irregular’. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 9-12. PBRL Jan 19 2 pm

Tween Club

Share your love of books, create new friendships and participate in a bunch of tween-focused activities. For ages 10-14. AN Dec 19, Jan 23 Feb 20 7 pm

Wii for Fwii

Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. Contact the Service Desk for more information. For ages 7-12. Dec 1 & 17 2 pm DC Jan 12 & 28 2 pm Feb 9 & 25 2 pm


Hands on Exotics

Experience the unexpected at the library with Hands on Exotics. Participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with interesting, rare and endangered animal species. Tickets available at the Service Desk for $2. For ages 4 & up. PBRL Feb 1 1:30 pm

Children & Families’

P.A. Days @ Your Library

Chanukah with Mickey Lewin

Winter Wonderland


Join us for a toe-tapping, dreidel-dancing good time as Mickey Lewin performs live in the library! Tickets are available at the Service Desk for $2. 7 pm BCRL Dec 11

Chess Club

Come by the library to meet like-minded chess people. Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out! All ages welcome. MA Tuesdays 6:30 pm WO Tuesdays 6:45 pm

Christmas Sing-Along

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way to the library. Join our festivities including Christmas songs, rhymes and activities. PBRL Dec 22 2 pm

Family Movie Marathon

Join us for a marathon screening of favourite movies for the whole family. This winter break, we’ll be screening the best of Pixar’s animated features. 1 pm PBRL Jan 2, 3, 4 & 5

Family Movie

Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It’s fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. DC Dec 5 & 19 6:30 pm Jan 2 2 pm Jan 16 & 30 6:30 pm Feb 13 & 27 6:30 pm KL Sundays, Jan 6-Feb 24 2 pm MA Dec 3, Jan 7 & Feb 4 6:30 pm PBRL Sundays, Dec 4-Feb 24, 2:30 pm WO Saturdays 2 pm

Family Storytime

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! BCRL Mondays 7 pm DC Tuesdays 7 pm PBRL Mondays 7 pm WO Tuesdays 10:30 am Thursdays 10:30 am

School’s out for the day! Drop by the library and pass the time with some fun activities. Contact the Service Desk for more information. MA Jan 18 & Feb 1 Though the weather outside appears frightful, it is actually quite delightful! Get set for some blustery seasonal stories, songs, and activities as we celebrate winter. Tickets will be available at the Service Desk 30 minutes before. Dec 8 1 pm WO

Vaughan Public Libraries Invites You To Celebrate

Family Day Monday, February 18

Drop in to enjoy activities for the whole family. Spend time reading together, playing board games and discovering new skills on the early literacy stations, or check out the great books, music and films available for your enjoyment. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Maple Library Pierre Berton Resource Library

Open from 1 – 5 pm

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library


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Amnesty International @ Your Library

Reading Buddies...En Français

Take action against human rights violations — meet with like-minded teens and write letters to help free prisoners of conscience. You can make a difference while earning your volunteer hours! Contact the Service Desk for more information. MA

Aidez un enfant à devenir meilleur lecteur! Vous devez être disponibles une heure par semaine pendant dix semaines. Procurez-vous un formulaire de demande à la bibliothèque ou au Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. PBRL

Movie Break

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Grab your friends and come to the library for a new or classic movie screened just for teens. And did we mention it’s free? For ages 13-18. PBRL Fridays 2:45 pm


Looking for more volunteer hours? Like to share your opinion? We’re looking for teen volunteers to create and record book review podcasts. Was it good? Bad? We want to know! Contact the Service Desk for more information. MA WO

This all-day training offers child care skills, safety tips for children and what to do in case of an emergency. Admission is $50.00. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 11-16. DC Jan 5 10 am MA Jan 19 10 am

Visit programs for programming updates & information about What’s On.

Tech Savvy Teens

Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults to use a variety of computer applications. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online at volunteers. AN BCRL DC MA PBRL WO

Teen Library Volunteers

Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Contact the Service Desk for more information. AN Dec 11 3:30 pm Jan 8 & 22 3:30 pm Feb 5 & 19 3:30 pm BCRL Thursdays 7 pm DC Jan 21 & Feb 4 7 pm KL Thursdays 4 pm PBRL Thursdays 4 pm

Reading Buddies Volunteers

Help children become better readers! Volunteers commit to a minimum of one hour over ten weeks.

Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online at Applications are due: AN—Feb 15 BCRL—Feb 15 DC—Feb 16 MA—Jan 18 PBRL—Jan 25 WO—Feb 25

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Joy of the Season!

Vaughan Public Libraries is delighted to ring in the holiday season with a free concert. Enjoy a solo performance by Toronto-based stride pianist Mboya Nicholson. BCRL Dec 9 2 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. BCRL Mondays 2 pm


programs Adult Reading Circle

For adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. Program features visualized stories, music, and activities that support the development of basic literacy skills. PBRL Dec 4 & 18 1 pm Jan 15 & 29 1 pm Feb 12 & 26 1 pm

Celebrate Your Story

This memoir writing club introduces participants to ideas, techniques and resources and provides an opportunity to share stories from their lives. No experience needed; just a story to tell. BCRL Jan 8 & Feb 12 7 pm

Chinese Info Series–Seniors

The New Canadian Community Centre presents a series of weekend programs in Mandarin, including health seminars, exercise, dance, book talks and more. BCRL Sundays 1 pm

English Language Café

Newcomers and others wanting to improve their English speaking and listening skills can drop in for lively discussions. Facilitated by volunteers. WO Dec 13 7 pm Jan 10 & 24 7 pm Feb 14 & 28 7 pm


What’s On

Senior Social

English as a Second Language Communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. Program is co-sponsored by the York Region District School Board. Proof of immigration status required. Register in person during class. For information call Uplands Learning Centre, 905.731.9557. BCRL Fridays & Saturdays 1:30 pm

ESL Conversation Class

Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. Register in person during class. BCRL Fridays & Mondays 10 am Proof of immigration status required PBRL Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Game on! Scrabble

Self-professed logophile? Share your passion with other word enthusiasts in a lively game of Scrabble! All skill levels are welcome so come join the fun. PBRL Tuesdays 7:30 pm

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring book chats, activities, guest speakers and special information workshops. Refreshments provided. Contact the Service Desk for topics. Dec 20 2 pm WO Jan 17 2 pm Feb 21 2 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. BCRL Dec 8, Jan 12 & Feb 9 10:30 am

Volunteers for English Language Café

Volunteers with excellent English are needed to lead and participate in discussions to help others improve their English. Volunteer as a facilitator or conversation participant. Pick up an application form at the Service Desk or online at forms/english_cafe.pdf. WO Dec 13 7 pm Jan 10 & 24 7 pm Feb 14 & 28 7 pm

December January February 2012/2013

Book Clubs

Kids’ Book Club

Adult Book Club

Tea and Books

Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the books. Please pre-register and pick up your book at the Service Desk. AN Dec 19 7 pm Open book discussion Jan 30 7 pm The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Feb 27 7 pm The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman BCRL Dec 18 7 pm Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips Jan 29 7 pm Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim Feb 26 7 pm Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan MA Dec 6 7:30 pm The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine Jan 3 7:30 pm A Blade of Grass by Lewis DeSoto Feb 7 7:30 pm The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot WO Jan 28 7 pm The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Get the book, read the book, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! The Hobbit will be available to pick up from Dec 17 onward. For ages 8-12. WO Feb 4 6:30 pm Book lovers are invited to meet with other readers to find out about hidden gems in the library’s book collection. Light refreshments will be served. KL Mondays 2:30 pm

Business programs

Effective Elevator Speech

Join Eloise Pasianotto, CMA, MBA, to learn how to build an effective elevator speech that goes beyond “what do you do”. This presentation is offered in partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). AN Jan 10 12 pm

Financial Tips for Small Business

Join Sam Cesario, B.Comm., CGA, to learn about cash planning and forecasting, accounting, tax planning, business expenses and start-up costs. 6 pm BCRL Jan 16

Find Company & Industry Info

In partnership with York Region Small Business Club. Bring your favourite business book for discussion. BCRL Jan 15 6:30 pm

This one-on-one, 60 minute consultation will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and on the Web. Learn how to find companies in your industry! BCRL, MA, PBRL

Chinese Book Club

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Business Book Club

Join the discussion to share your thoughts on books and existential issues in Chinese. The book club is jointly presented by VPL and the York Region Senior Wellness Centre. Pick up your copy of the book at the Service Desk. BCRL Dec 13, Jan 10 & Feb 14 12:30 pm

Join a consultant from VBEC for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn how to prepare business plans and financial statements, and what permits are required. MA Feb 13 6 pm Please pre-register or book your appointment at the Service Desk.

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library

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One-on-One Computer Training

Sign up for an individualized, hands-on lesson about computer basics. AN DC WO

One-on-One eBook Training

Bring your eReader, tablet, or smartphone to the library for a one-on-one session to get you started with VPL’s eBook collection. AN DC PBRL WO

Saturday Tech Open House

Computer & Technology Training Cracking the Keyboard

Learn about the parts and functions of a computer keyboard in a practical setting. PBRL Jan 15 & 17 2 pm

Beyond the Basics

Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Our student volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Please pick up an application form at the Service Desk or online. AN DC MA PBRL WO

Database Training

Databases aren’t just for serious scholars anymore! Access your favourite newspaper; look for your next great read; and even find out how to fix your car! BCRL DC

Email Made Easy

Learn how to manage folders, send and receive attachments, create a contact list and use junk mail filters. Requires a web-based email account. PBRL Feb 19 & 21 2 pm

Would you like to join Facebook? Want to learn about eBooks and eReaders? Starting January, our tech-savvy student volunteers will help you with a variety of technology-related topics. BCRL Saturdays 10 am

Setting up an Email Account

Learn techniques to help you navigate the wide world of the Internet. PBRL Jan 29 & 31 2 pm

Create a free web-based email account, then learn how to send and receive email. PBRL Feb 5 & 7 2 pm

Intermediate Internet

Using Your Library Catalogue

Internet for Beginners

You’ve mastered the basics; now take your searching to the next level by learning more about what the Web can do for you. PBRL Feb 12 & 14 2 pm

Introduction to eBooks

Join a roomful of digital newbies! Learn about what you need to get started with VPL’s digital catalogue, full of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideos! DC Jan 9 7 pm

Meet the Mouse

Learn the basics of using a computer mouse and get acquainted with some of the things you will see while using a computer. PBRL Jan 8 & 10 2 pm

Microsoft Word Basics

Learn how to create and format documents using Microsoft Word. 2 pm PBRL Jan 22 & 24

Please pre-register or book your appointment at the Service Desk.

Take a tour of Chamo, VPL’s online catalogue. Learn ways to search for and discover library materials; place holds; and view your record. Requires a library card and PIN. DC PBRL Feb 26 & 28 2 pm

STUDENTS & TEACHERS One-on-One Computer Training for Students

Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, databases and many other electronic services VPL offers. AN

Ready for Research

Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and Internet. For Grades 3-12. AN BCRL DC KL MA BCRL WO

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Using Your Library

Make the Most of Your Membership

Get a Library Card. It’s free! With a library card you have free access to books, movies, magazines, music, databases, programs, events, resources and more at all seven branches of Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) and online at!

Visitors You don’t have to have a library card to consult library staff or use the print collections on site. If you wish to use the library’s electronic resources, just show staff your identification at the Service Desk.

Don’t have a library card? If you live, work, go to school full-time or own property in the City of Vaughan, you can get a free library card. Join VPL in person or online—just show identification that has your address, registration or proof of employment in Vaughan on it.

Library Services - in person, online or on the phone All branches have materials for reference and loan. The most comprehensive reference collections are held at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library.

Children can get their own library cards. If they are 13 years old or under, they just need their parent or guardian to sign for their library card. If you don’t qualify for free membership, you can still join. Please phone 905.653.READ (7323) for details.

Vaughan Public Libraries

Fast Website: Reference Inquiries: Phone: 905.653.READ (7323) Online: Email Librarian at Renewing Loans: You may renew most items a maximum of 3 times—providing no one else has requested the item. - Automated renewal: 905.709.0672 - Online: - In person: in any library - Phone: 905.653.READ (7323) Borrowing Materials: Books, Audio Books, eBooks, TV Series, Kobo Vox eReaders, Non-Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays/Videos, CDs, MP3 Players, Power Monitor Kits & Pedometers: *Loan period: 3 weeks Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays/Videos & Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days)

Materials are available in over 16 different languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Friendly, helpful staff are always available to assist you in your search for information, to advise on leisure reading, or on materials appropriate to your child’s reading abilities. Telephone service is available during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and provide details about library services and programs. Most library services are available online. You can join the library, browse the catalogue, check your account, place a hold on items, search databases, download an Audiobook, eBook, video and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7. See page 15 for a complete list of services available. Access library services on your mobile devices at Stay in Touch Through Text or Email Sign up for either email or text notification to enjoy enhanced library services. Add your email address to your library account so that you can reset your PIN without visiting the library, and also receive confirmation of successful renewals through the online catalogue, due date reminders, holds notifications and of course, those pesky overdue notices. If you’d prefer notifications by text, visit the Check Out Desk or or scan here to sign up! Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for VPL’s eNewsletter, the Buzz at newsletters and check out VPL’s blogs at blogs for all the latest on programs, events, services, library buildings and branch renovations, topics of interest to teens, great reads and more!

*Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and Audio Books: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days Returning Materials: Library materials may be returned to any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries. Book drops are open 24/7. Late Material Charges: DVDs/Videos: $2 per day to a maximum of $10 per item Kobo Vox eReaders: $5 per day to a maximum of $10 All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10 per item

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Beginning January 2013, Vaughan Public Libraries will offer extended hours.


HOURS Mon.……………………………… Closed Tues. & Thurs..……………. 10 am - 9 pm Wed.……………………………… 1 - 9 pm Fri.**…………………………10 am - 6 pm Sat. …………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*……………………………… 1 - 5 pm



350 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge



Mon. - Thurs.………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.** ………………………… 10 am - 6 pm Sat. & Sun .……………………10 am - 5 pm

900 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill

1441 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill

10341 Islington Avenue North, Kleinburg

10190 Keele Street, Maple



Mon. - Thurs.…………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.**………………………….10 am - 6 pm Sat. & Sun .……………………10 am - 5 pm

4921 Rutherford Road, Woodbridge



150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge







Mon. & Wed.………………………1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.……………….10 am - 9 pm Fri.**…………………………10 am - 6 pm Sat.……………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*…………………………..……1 - 5 pm





Mon., Wed. & Thurs.………………1 - 8 pm Tues.**……………………….10 am - 5 pm Fri.…………………………………Closed *** Sat. & Sun .…………………………1 - 5 pm




Mon. & Wed.……………….…… 1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.…………………………………Closed Sat.………………………….10 am - 5 pm Sun.*………………………………1 - 5 pm









Mon. & Wed.………………………1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.………………….10 am - 9 pm Fri.………………………………….Closed Sat.……………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*…………………………….…1 - 5 pm


* Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July – Labour Day. ** For hours prior to January 2013, visit or contact your Library location.

For your convenience, materials can be returned to any of the above locations. Bookdrops are open 24/7.











Hold Pick-up




















Free Parking

Meeting Room

Study Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Free Wi-Fi & Internet Station

Computer Training Room

Notebooks/ Netbooks

Public MS Office Stations

Books by Mail



Large Print Books

Children’s Early Literacy Stations








Children’s Program Room








Zoom Text Kurzweil 3000 JAWS


Self Check Out Exhibit Space Available

Books by Mail service is $6 per shipment. For more information on all services phone or visit

What’s On

December January February 2012/2013

Warm up this winter! With family-friendly activities at Vaughan community centres: Fun on ice & water • Recreational skating & shinny hockey at arenas & outdoor rinks • Free December Break skates sponsored by • Half-price swims for children & youth Schedules and details are available at community centres, in the Recreation Guide, and online at

A night at the theatre: Brothers Grimm - December 4 Chanukah Live 2012 - December 9 Cinderfella - December 27-30 The Number 14 - February 2 We’re Going On A Bearhunt - February 14 City Playhouse Theatre: 905.882.SHOW (7469)

December & March Break camps: • Holiday Happenings • Break March Up • Leaders by Example • March Madness

• Teens Fitness March Break Camp • Young Rembrandts: African Safari

FREE Family Day activities Monday, February 18, 2013

Something for all ages & interests: • Creative Arts • Culinary Arts • Education & Language Arts • Health & Wellness • Fitness Centres • Performing Arts • Playschools • Science & Technology • Skating & Shinny Hockey • Sports • Swimming & Aquafitness

Vaughan community centres are open. In addition to regularly scheduled programs, residents can enjoy special FREE recreational activities. Family Day Activities Schedules available at starting January 2013.

Register for Spring & Summer programs online at View the Recreation eGuide at

Peter Fleming, Pipe Major of York Regional Police Pipes & Drums, War of 1812 reenactors and Town Crier, John Webster celebrate the War of 1812 Bicentennial at Pierre Berton Resource Library.

What's On  

What's On @ Vaughan Public Libraries Dec Jan Feb 2012-2013

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