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Need to earn community service hours? VPL offers great volunteer opportunities!

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2011/2012 Fall & Winter

Recreation Guide

Registration Start Dates: August 16 General Programs School Break Programs Swimming: Leadership

August 18-24 Swimming Lessons (refer to specific pool)

Ongoing Kid's Club

(Before & After School Programs)

Register for fall & winter at the same time! For more information, call 905.832.8500 For more details on volunteer opportunities like TRAC (Teen Readers’ Advisory Circle), Reading Buddies, creating book review Podcasts, or helping bridge the digital divide by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications, please check out the teen section of your local library program listings or get connected at www.vaughanpl.info/vortex.

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At the Library is published quarterly by the Marketing and Communications Department of Vaughan Public Libraries. For more information about programs, please contact the branch listed. For general information about this publication, please call: Editor Elaine Barr Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4108 or email: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca

A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY 350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

E MAPLE LIBRARY 10190 Keele St. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

Closed 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

F PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY

B BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY

900 Clark Ave. W. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10341 Islington Ave. N. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday* Closed

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10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

G WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

C DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY 1441 Clark Ave. W. Monday & Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday* 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. D KLEINBURG LIBRARY

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

150 Woodbridge Ave. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday*

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July - Labour Day. All locations: (905)653-READ(7323) !

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Extended Hours! Maple Library will now open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Design and Layout Elyse Trojman Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4105 or email: elyse.trojman@vaughan.ca Our address: 900 Clark Avenue West Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 www.vaughanpl.info Vaughan Public Library Board Michael McKenzie, Chair Devender Sandhu, Vice-Chair Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Rosanna DeFrancesca Michael Di Biase Isabella Ferrara Vivek Gupta Marilyn Iafrate Stephen Kerwin Grace Locilento Pradeep Puri Gino Rosati Suri Rosen Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4101 email: margie.singleton@vaughan.ca Mission Statement Vaughan Public Libraries offer welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community.

Welcome to Vaughan Public Libraries.

Your guide to branches, locations, hours and programs.

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Ansley Grove Library Bathurst Clark Resource Library Dufferin Clark Library Kleinburg Library Maple Library Pierre Berton Resource Library Woodbridge Library Library News Using Your Library, VPL Fast Facts Map of Library Locations

@ the Board  Greetings from Michael McKenzie Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board Enrich Inspire Transform is the new vision for Vaughan Public Libraries that was formulated and approved by the Library Board. This vision is meant to point the direction where Vaughan Public Libraries is going. Our Strategic Plan entitled Empower People, Inspire Opportunities, Build Community, 2012-2015, which will be available in the libraries and on the library's website this fall, explains how we plan to achieve our vision and position VPL for continued success serving the citizens of Vaughan. However, as you will see in this guide, our exceptional staff is not waiting until 2012 to bring exceptional new services to the City of Vaughan. Through the creative redeployment of staff, starting in September we will be opening the Maple Library on Fridays. To celebrate Small Business Week in October, VPL will be partnering with VBEC (Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre) to host three programs - Tax Tips at Ansley Grove Library, Introduction to Entrepreneurship at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Marketing Using Social Media at Pierre Berton Resource Library. This fall our Reading Buddies program will be extended at Pierre Berton Resource Library to offer the program in French. During Reading Buddies, struggling readers are matched up with a qualified volunteer for weekly reading practice and to share the fun of reading. Outside our community we have endorsed a plan where books that we are unable to sell and would normally recycle are now being used to support a charitable organization in Haiti. I hope that you will find many exciting programs enclosed and we look forward to seeing you @ the Library. Regards, Michael

Holiday Closures Sunday, September 4: Monday, September 5: Sunday, October 9: Monday, October 10

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All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day Sunday) All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day) All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day Sunday) All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day)

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BORN TO READ AND MOTHER GOOSE Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! After storytime, stay and network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Ontario Early Years Centre. No program on Fridays, September 2 and 9. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 30. READY FOR RESEARCH Grade 6 teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about a variety of credible Internet and database resources that students can use when working on school assignments. This program is designed to specifically help students in Grade 6 acquire knowledge about reliable, accurate and credible sources that they can use throughout their academic career. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN! Thursdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled circle time, where kids listen to stories, sing songs, and start learning some of the social skills needed to get them ready for Kindergarten. Children attend the program alone while their caregivers stay in the library. No program on Thursdays, September 1 and 8. For ages 3 - 5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR TEENS Want to learn how to do research from home? Let us show you how! Learn how to search VPL’s online resources. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment today! For ages 13-18.

STORIES AND STRUCTURES - P.A. DAY Friday, November 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No program on Tuesday, September 6. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ: GRANDPARENTS’ EDITION Tuesday, September 20, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Join us for this special grandparent-themed storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. For ages 18 months to 3 years. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

MOVIE BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Minimun of six participants. For all ages. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 14. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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Whether you apply for your library card in person or online, you will need to bring one of the following to verify your information: • proof of your home address in Vaughan • registration at a school or college in Vaughan, or • proof of employment in Vaughan Children can get their own library cards. If they are 13 years old or under, the parent or guardian is required to sign the child's library card. If you don't qualify for free membership as described above, you can still join VPL. Please phone any of the branches for details. Visitors to VPL You don't have to have a library card to visit branches of Vaughan Public Libraries to consult library staff or use the print collections on site. If you don’t have a card and wish to use the library's electronic resources, please bring with you valid identification, including your address (e.g. your driver's licence). Library Services All branches have materials for reference and loan. The most comprehensive reference collections are held at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and the Pierre Berton Resource Library. Books, DVDs, videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Books are also available in large print and as audio books. Community Library Link is a service to facilitate borrowing for people who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

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Vaughan Public Libraries now offers a new and convenient Books by Mail service. For a fee of $6 per shipment, your items will be sent right to your doorstep. For more information, please visit www.vaughanpl.info/services/mail_delivery or call 905-653-READ(7323). Qualified staff are always on site in each library to assist you in your search for information. They are also available to advise on leisure reading or on materials appropriate to your child's reading abilities. Some libraries have study rooms available for groups or individual study and all libraries have meeting rooms available for booking by the public. Pierre Berton Resource Library has both a boardroom and a training suite available for rent. Details of all these services are available from the libraries and on the website. All libraries provide free access to the Internet and to PCs equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Wireless access is available in all libraries. CD-ROM stations are available for pre-schoolers to learn basic computer and literacy skills. Each library has black and white photocopiers. Colour photocopiers are available at the Resource Libraries. Library Services by Phone Telephone service is available at each branch during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and give details of library services and programs. www.vaughanpl.info Most library services are available online from home, work or school by accessing VPL's website at www.vaughanpl.info. Online, you can join the library, search the catalogue, check your account, search databases and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7.

Vaughan Public Libraries Fast Facts WEBSITE: - www.vaughanpl.info REFERENCE INqUIRIES: Phone: (905) 653-READ (7323) Online: Email Librarian at www.vaughanpl.info/email_librarian

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: www.vaughanpl.info - In person: in any library or by phone (905) 653-READ (7323)

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Getting Your Library Card Library cards are free of charge to anyone who lives, owns property, works or goes to school in the City of Vaughan. You can join Vaughan Public Libraries in person at any branch and online at www.vaughanpl.info.

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BORROWING MATERIALS: Books, Audio Books, Non-Fiction DVDs/Videos, CDs and MP3 Players: *Loan period: 3 weeks Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Videos and Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio 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: $2.00 per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item

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l i br@ry bigbooksale Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! Kleinburg Library Saturday, September 10 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the parking lot Ansley Grove Library Wednesday, September 21, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dufferin Clark Library Saturday, September 24 10 a.m - 4 p.m

news Bringing the Library to you at North Thornhill Community Centre 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 at the community centre in Activity Room B every Thursday afternoon for Family Storytime from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes with a Youth Services Librarian from Vaughan Public Libraries. The program will run from Thursday, September 8 Thursday, December 15. For all ages. No registration required.

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Maple Library Friday, September 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maple Library, Saturday, October 22, 1 – 4 p.m. See page 11 for more information.

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Come out, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season and cheer for your favourite local library staff, Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.! Last year, VPL’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic-themed float won the 2nd place prize!

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WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ tech_savvy. WII BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Minimum of six participants. For all ages. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Woodbridge Library Thursday, September 22, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

VPL in the Vaughan Santafest parade!

TWEEN CLUB Wednesday, September 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Share your love of books, create new friendships and participate in a bunch of tween-focused activities. For ages 10-14. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

Maple Library will be opening on Fridays after Labour Day!

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For the convenience of our customers, beginning Friday, September 9, Maple Library will be open Fridays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Maple Library is located at 10190 Keele Street

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BOOK CLUBS --- CLASSIC Wednesday, October 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CLUBS --- NON-FICTION Wednesday, November 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Wednesday, November 2, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. Join us as we host two guest speakers who will share their personal testimonies about their experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Maximum of three sessions per customer. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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 pre-register at the Information Desk. BIG BOOK SALE Wednesday, September 21, 2 -9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! BOOK CLUBS --- CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SMALL BUSINESS TAx TIPS Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Calling all small business owners! As part of Small Business Month, we are proud to partner with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in providing a valuable session for you on tax tips for small business. Topics to be covered include start-up costs, business expenses, accounting, credit and financing, legal entity, cash planning and forecasting. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, October 6, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 - 4 p.m. Maple Library Thursday, October 13, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, October 5, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Woodbridge Library Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY Thursday, October 27, 11-11:30 a.m.

MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 27, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY Monday, October 24, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 25, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

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Bathurst Clark Resource Library 900 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning. CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Draw a picture or write a poem about your grandparents. Bring it to the library during September and we will hang it up for all to see! Open to children and teens of all ages. No registration required. FALL INTO AUTUMN Monday, September 26, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate fall with a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, book and rhymes all about autumn. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. GAME ON! Friday, November 25, 3 - 4 p.m. Love to play? Looking for a new challenge? Take a break from school and join the fun at the library this P.A. day as we take on new friends and opponents in games of all types. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Monday, September 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 29, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4-8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

MOVIE FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY Thursday, September 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Calling all kids!! Bring your grandparents (and other family members too) for an evening of popcorn and a movie. Call the library in September for the title. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

MUMMY MIA Friday, September 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an exciting and fascinating program about ancient Egypt and archaeology with Marietta Alibranti who was presented, in 2007, with a prestigious award from Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society for her dedication to the teaching of science. For all ages. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday October 3. READY TO READ Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Volunteers must be at least 14 and in Grade 9. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due by Monday, October 3. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursday, September 1, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-17. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

ADULT PROGRAMS AROUND THE TABLE - A BOOK CLUB Tuesday, September 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Join us around the table when we discuss Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (September 27); Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (October 25); and Malka by Mirjam Pressler (November 29). Light refreshments will be served. Please pick up your copy of the book at the Information Desk.

BIG BOOK SALE Thursday, September 22, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! MIDWEEK MATINEE Wednesday, September 7, 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2 p.m. Enjoy a midweek matinee at the library. Every two weeks, the library will screen film classics, documentaries, mysteries, comedies, and the best of world cinema. Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. No registration required.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

CELEBRATE CULTURE DAYS September 30 - October 2, 2011 Vaughan Public Libraries is proud to be partnering with the City of Vaughan's Department of Recreation and Culture to celebrate art and culture in our community. Free hands-on activities will be offered throughout the City of Vaughan including art displays and workshops at VPL! Full details about programs and events are available at your local library.

SENIOR SOCIAL Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. Refreshments provided. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. Thursday, September 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m. We're going online to learn about the latest in social networking. Thursday, October 20, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Powers of Attorney: Get the information you need to make sure your powers of attorney decisions are in place when you need them. Thursday, November 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Drive Wise: A driver safety program from York Regional Police.

Organizing a training day or need space for a large meeting? Check out VPL. Meeting room space is available for rent at all branches of VPL. Select from boardroom style, classroom style or theatre style set up of meeting room facilities. In addition to this available space, the Pierre Berton Resource Library offers Boardroom and Training Suite facilities which support presentations and training sessions. BOARDROOM: The Boardroom seats 18 at the table but the room can accommodate an additional 12 chairs placed around the room. An optional IT package is available which includes an LCD projector, screen and Internet hook-up. The Boardroom also includes a kitchenette for refreshments. TRAINING SUITE: The Training Suite has eight computer workstations and is fully equipped with a non-optional IT package that includes a SmartBoard, LCD projector, screen, Internet hook-up and printer. For more information, please call 905-653-READ(7323) to inquire about rental information, rates and availability. Applications for use of meeting room facilities are available at www.vaughanpl.info.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages.

CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, starting September 13, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

PODCASTERS WANTED! 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? Was it bad? We want to know! Please ask at the Information Desk for more details.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Thursday, October 27, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! Costumes welcome! Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 23.

READ WITH ME Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Come enjoy a half hour of interactive stories, songs and activities. Explore some fun ideas for developing literacy and a love of reading. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Application forms are due Thursday, September 29. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk.

RESEARCH SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & TEENS Parents may request an in-library workshop designed to help families assist students with their assignments and improve study and reading habits. Contact 905-653-READ (7323) and speak with a librarian today. No registration required.

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SATURDAY MOVIES Saturdays, 2 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. For the whole family. No registration required.

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TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Monday, September 12, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, September 26, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, October 17, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, October 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, November 7, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, November 21, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT BOOK CLUBS Monday, September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 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 book selection. Our book selections are The Girl from Foreign by Sadia Shepard (Sept.26), Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Oct.31) and Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (Nov.28). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. 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 pre-register at the Information Desk.

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 Information Desk. CHINESE BOOK CLUB Wednesday, September 14, 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 3 - 5 p.m. Join the discussion group to share your thoughts on books and existential issues with other adults in Cantonese. The Chinese Book Club is jointly presented by Vaughan Public Libraries and The York Region Senior Wellness Centre. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. Please ask for the title and pick up your copy of the book at the Information Desk. CHINESE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS Sundays, 1 - 3 p.m. The New Canadian Community Centre presents a series of weekend programs for newcomers in Mandarin which includes health seminars, exercise, dance, book talks and more. There will be no session on Sunday, September 4, Sunday, October 9 and Sunday, November 6. No registration required. DATABASE TRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Looking for new authors who write just like your favourite? Want to read newspapers from around the world? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers -- book a one-on-one session and learn how to use VPL's amazing databases! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS (ESL) Learn to communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. This program is co-sponsored by the York Region District School Board and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Proof of immigration status required. To register please call Upland’s Learning Centre at 905-731-9557.

MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie and popcorn! We'll be showing new blockbusters, older classics and the best of world cinema. Be entertained, be challenged, be swept away as we treat you to fun, weekly films with light refreshments. No registration required.

ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers you will discuss interesting topics and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. Proof of immigration status required. To register, please call and leave your name and telephone number with Adrienne Crotty at (416)221-5051 ext. 13631 or send an email to adrienne.crotty@ycdsb.ca

OUTCASTS: A LOVE STORY Sunday, November 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hungary in the 1940s was a dangerous time for a Christian man to fall in love with a Jewish woman. Fearing for her life, Tibor devised a plan to save his beloved Hedy. Through the eyes of the brothers of Tibor Schroeder and Hedy Weisz, the film Outcasts tells the lovers’ story. Following the screening of the film, Susan M. Papp, documentary filmmaker, author, and lecturer on the Holocaust in Hungary will elaborate on her film and answer questions from the audience. No registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Thursday, October 20, 2 - 4 p.m. Join Dolores Rotondo, Small Business Consultant from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn the 10 steps required when starting a business, how to prepare a business plan, how to prepare financial statements, regulations and permits required when starting up and more! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

TECHNOLOGY FOR GRANDPARENTS Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Do social networking sites, portable devices and other new technologies leave you scratching your head? In celebration of Grandparents Day, please join us for light refreshments and technology instruction. Volunteers will be available to walk you through the ins and outs of a variety of technology-related topics. Participants have the option to bring their own laptops or to use the library's computers. No registration required.

JEW AND IMPROVED - AUTHOR VISIT Wednesday, November 23, 7 - 8 p.m. A story of goy meets girl...when Benjamin Errett proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sarah, he decided to go the distance by converting to Judaism. This laugh-out-loud memoir is his take on joining an ancient tribe and dragging his fiancée along for the ride. Celebrate Jewish Book Month by joining Benjamin Errett as he reads from his book, discusses his conversion and answers questions from the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

VAUGHAN POETS' CIRCLE Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Vaughan Poets' Circle is pleased to invite all poetry lovers to share their work and critique the work of others in a receptive environment. Please drop in. For more information, please call Debbie Ouellet at (905) 936-3363.

Join us for a Family Storytime at the North Thornhill Community Centre.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Wednesday, September 21, 2 - 6 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required. CHARACTER COMMUNITY FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m. We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 13, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required. LEGO MANIA Saturday, November 5, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES Monday, October 24, 2 - 4 p.m. More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a family film for FREE! Children under 8 years old must be accompanied to the movie by a parent or adult caregiver. Refreshments provided. Disney movie "Tangled" (PG) will be shown.

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ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. . Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Tuesday, October 4, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! No registration required. WII FOR FWII Saturday, September 10, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages.

TEEN PROGRAMS CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCARY MOVIE Monday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. It's Halloween! Come watch a scary movie that YOU picked! Cast your vote by October 16. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. A valid library card number is required to vote. The film will almost definitely not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is strongly advised. For ages 12 and up.

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READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Applications are due Sunday, September18. Volunteers must be at least 14 and in Grade 9. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ tech_savvy. WII BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? For ages 13-18. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ADULT PROGRAMS 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 contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. For ages 14 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ADULT PROGRAMS 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 pre-register at the Information Desk. BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! COMPUTER BASICS – EMAIL MADE EASY I Tuesday, October 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Want to set up a free email account, but aren't sure how to do it? This session will help you through the process, step by step. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS – EMAIL MADE EASY II Tuesday, October 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to send and receive emails, manage email folders, and much more. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS – INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS I Tuesday, October 4, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a search engine as well as how to find information on VPL’s website and catalogue. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COMPUTER BASICS – INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS II Tuesday, October 11, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a search engine. Then use your new skills to find information on local government websites and google maps. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE Sunday, September 25, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2 - 4 p.m. Join us once a month for an afternoon of cinematic splendour the whole family will enjoy. Film selections will be posted in the library. For all ages. No registration required.

COMPUTER BASICS – MEET THE MOUSE Tuesday, September 13, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a computer keyboard and mouse during this session that is specially crafted for beginners. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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COMPUTER BASICS – MS WORD Tuesday, September 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to create and save a document. Basic keyboarding and mousing skills are required in order to register for this session. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers, you will discuss interesting topics and develop your listening and speaking skills. Intermediate to advanced. Classes will be starting September 27. Ongoing registration.

Be a part of Teen Read Week 2011. All you have to do is read some of the great teen books, magazines, or graphic novels that will be on display at your library. Want to do even more? Then join us for…. Murder Mystery After Dark Friday, October 14, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our 3rd annual after-hours murder mystery. Will you be a victim or the killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13 - 18. Please pick up tickets at the Information Desk.

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qUICK & EASY INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES Mondays - Thursdays, 7 p.m. Spend 15 minutes with a librarian who will guide you through the basics of databases. Bring your questions and your curiosity. No registration required. SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING: VIRTUAL BUSINESS 101 Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 8 p.m. Learn about the fastest and easiest way to start a business online, how to create multiple streams of revenue from a website, and the various options for creating a website. Presented by Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Pick up a card at the Youth Services Desk and draw a picture, write a poem or tell a story about your grandparents and why they are so special to you. We will display it for all to see during the month of September! For the whole family. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4 - 10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - November 11 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict and peace. All the cards created will be sent to Canadian veterans. For all ages. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 28.

READY TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Saturdays, September 10 & 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, October 8 & 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, November 5 & 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures, and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ Fridays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required. TOMATOES FROM SPACE Friday, November 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Uncover clues about how things grow on earth and in outer space! Join us and help germinate tomato seeds from the Canadian Space Agency while learning more about tomatoes, farming, and outer space. For ages 6 - 10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WII FOR FWII Friday, September 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For Ages 7 - 12. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

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TEEN PROGRAMS FRIDAY FLICKS Friday, September 9, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m. How could Fridays get any better? Here's how! Once every month you can celebrate the end of the week with a classic teen movie airing at the library. Bring friends and get ready to kick off the weekend. For ages 13 - 18. No registration required. READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 28. READING BUDDIES...EN FRANçAIS VOLUNTEERS Pour les ados âgés de 14 ans et plus. Veuillez vous procurer un formulaire de demande au bureau de référence ou en ligne au www.vaughanpl.info. Les formulaires de demande doivent être retournés à la bibliothèque au plus tard le vendredi 28 octobre. For English description please see Reading Buddies Volunteers. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 15 & 29, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, October 13 & 27, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, November 10 & 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/trac.

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BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! DATABASE TRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Looking for new authors who write just like your favourite? Want to read newspapers from around the world? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers -- book a one-on-one session and learn how to use VPL's amazing databases! Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS TUTORIAL Wednesday, November 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don't know where to begin? Come to our session where we'll teach you everything you need to know about Vaughan Public Libraries' digital collections! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

USING VPL'S LIBRARY CATALOGUE Join us for a tour of VPL’s online catalogue. Learn how to search for a book, place a hold and view your record. Please bring your library card. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment. WEDNESDAYS AT THE MOVIES Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided.

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Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS GALLERY ART TOUR & STUDIO Saturday, November 19, 1:15 - 3:45 p.m. This special program is brought to you by the McMichael Art Gallery. Spend an hour touring the gallery while enjoying interactive activities, then produce your own watercolour painting with the expert help of the McMichael staff. Admission is $10.00. Space is limited. Please pre-register by October 19 at the Information Desk. KIDS' CHESS CLUB Saturdays, October 1 - November 26 Beginner players: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate players: 2:30 - 4 p.m. A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game, while you have fun battling it out with your friends. No program on Saturday, October 8. For ages 6 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Admission for Beginner players is $50 for eight weeks. Admission for Intermediate players is $65 for eight weeks.

TUESDAY TICKLES Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Come join us for family fun with songs, rhymes and stories to help promote early literacy. For ages 0-6. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS TEA AND BOOKS Mondays, 2:30 - 4 p.m. 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. No registration required.

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READING BUDDIES...EN FRANçAIS Pour les enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. Veuillez vous procurer un formulaire de demande au bureau de référence ou en ligne au www.vaughanpl.info. Les formulaires de demande doivent être retournés à la bibliothèque au plus tard le vendredi 28 octobre. For English description please see Reading Buddies.

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BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale. Join us for the Library’s Big Book Sale in the Kleinburg Library’s parking lot! The Kleinburg Library is closed for the 45th Annual Binder Twine Festival. The Kleinburg Library will resume regular hours on Monday, September 12 from 1 - 8 p.m.

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Maple Library 10190 Keele Street

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Please bring a blanket to place your baby on for floor rhymes. No registration required. CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For ages 6 and up. No registration required. FAMILY FLICKS @ THE LIBRARY Monday, September 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

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READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Please pick up an application at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 22. For ages 7-12. READY TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Thursday, September 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Are you in the mood for a Wii bit of competition? Think you've got what it takes to be the Ultimate Mariokart Champion? Then come by the library and bring a friend! Bring two friends for a Wii tournament! For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WII FOR FWII Thursday, November 17, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 8-12. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL @ YOUR LIBRARY Monday, September 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Every day around the world, people are tortured, imprisoned or made to “disappear” for speaking up for what they believe in. Take action against these Human Rights violations - meet with like-minded teens and write letters to help free prisoners of conscience. You CAN make a difference! For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. PODCASTERS WANTED! 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? Was it bad? We want to know! Please ask at the Information Desk for more details.

TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

LIBRARY SETTLEMENT PARTNERSHIP (LSP) PROGRAMS AT MAPLE LIBRARY BE A WISE CONSUMER Saturday, November 12, 2 - 4 p.m. Learn from an expert! A representative from the Ministry of Consumer Services will provide information on understanding your rights as a consumer. Learn how to protect yourself from scams, frauds and identity theft. Get tips on making a complaint effectively. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

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LSP SOCIAL GROUP Thursdays, September 15 & 29, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 13 & 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 10 & 24, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Want to be connected to your community? Want to practice your English through real conversations? Want to make friends and learn about different cultures? Come and join Zohra, the Library Settlement Worker and the LSP Social Group at Maple Library. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508

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PREPARE TO BECOME A CANADIAN CITIzEN Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn from a settlement worker how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to prepare for the citizenship test. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra, your Library Settlement Worker, at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

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READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 22. For ages 14 and up. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT BOOK CLUBS Thursday, September 1, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 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 book selection. In September we will discuss individual books we have read during the summer. The book selections are: Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler (October 6); Small Island by Andrea Levy (November 3). Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

BIG BOOK SALE Friday, September 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Thursday, November 3, 1 - 2 p.m. Holocaust survivor Jerry Kapelus was born in Lodz, Poland in 1929. In 1939, he and his parents and two siblings were driven from their home to the Lodz ghetto where they spent four terrible years. In 1944, the family was transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau and were all murdered except for Jerry. He became a slave labourer on a farm run by the SS and was able to survive by having access to food. In 1945, Jerry was on a death march to the Buchenwald concentration camp. He was liberated by the US Army on April 11, 1945 and along with many of the orphans from Buchenwald, was sent to an orphanage in Paris. Jerry immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s. For ages 12 and up. No registration required.

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See page 16 for details. HUMAN LIBRARY Books like you have never seen before: Human Books! Books that will talk to you about their lives, and answer your questions! In celebration of Library Settlement Partnerships Day, a selection of human books will be available for checkout on Saturday, October 22, from 1 - 4 p.m. at Maple Library. Come join us and speak one-on-one with a Human Book, for half an hour at a time. These books will share their experiences on a wide range of topics: immigration, cultural diversity, different marriage and familial customs and choices, living with a disability, overcoming difficult challenges...and more! This unique program is a first at Vaughan Public Libraries. We hope you can join us! Don't Judge a Book by its Cover! To reserve a book and for more information, please contact Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508 or the Information Desk, Maple Library Ext. 4502.

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Maple Library 10190 Keele Street

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Please bring a blanket to place your baby on for floor rhymes. No registration required. CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For ages 6 and up. No registration required. FAMILY FLICKS @ THE LIBRARY Monday, September 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

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READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Please pick up an application at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 22. For ages 7-12. READY TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Thursday, September 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Are you in the mood for a Wii bit of competition? Think you've got what it takes to be the Ultimate Mariokart Champion? Then come by the library and bring a friend! Bring two friends for a Wii tournament! For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WII FOR FWII Thursday, November 17, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 8-12. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL @ YOUR LIBRARY Monday, September 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Every day around the world, people are tortured, imprisoned or made to “disappear” for speaking up for what they believe in. Take action against these Human Rights violations - meet with like-minded teens and write letters to help free prisoners of conscience. You CAN make a difference! For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. PODCASTERS WANTED! 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? Was it bad? We want to know! Please ask at the Information Desk for more details.

TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

LIBRARY SETTLEMENT PARTNERSHIP (LSP) PROGRAMS AT MAPLE LIBRARY BE A WISE CONSUMER Saturday, November 12, 2 - 4 p.m. Learn from an expert! A representative from the Ministry of Consumer Services will provide information on understanding your rights as a consumer. Learn how to protect yourself from scams, frauds and identity theft. Get tips on making a complaint effectively. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

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LSP SOCIAL GROUP Thursdays, September 15 & 29, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 13 & 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 10 & 24, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Want to be connected to your community? Want to practice your English through real conversations? Want to make friends and learn about different cultures? Come and join Zohra, the Library Settlement Worker and the LSP Social Group at Maple Library. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508

fall 2011

Extended Hours!

PREPARE TO BECOME A CANADIAN CITIzEN Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn from a settlement worker how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to prepare for the citizenship test. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra, your Library Settlement Worker, at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

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READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 22. For ages 14 and up. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT BOOK CLUBS Thursday, September 1, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 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 book selection. In September we will discuss individual books we have read during the summer. The book selections are: Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler (October 6); Small Island by Andrea Levy (November 3). Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

BIG BOOK SALE Friday, September 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Thursday, November 3, 1 - 2 p.m. Holocaust survivor Jerry Kapelus was born in Lodz, Poland in 1929. In 1939, he and his parents and two siblings were driven from their home to the Lodz ghetto where they spent four terrible years. In 1944, the family was transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau and were all murdered except for Jerry. He became a slave labourer on a farm run by the SS and was able to survive by having access to food. In 1945, Jerry was on a death march to the Buchenwald concentration camp. He was liberated by the US Army on April 11, 1945 and along with many of the orphans from Buchenwald, was sent to an orphanage in Paris. Jerry immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s. For ages 12 and up. No registration required.

Join us for a Family Storytime at the North Thornhill Community Centre.

EMAIL! It's not just for overdue notices anymore Add your email address to your library record to enjoy enhanced services: • Freedom to reset your PIN without visiting a library • Confirmation of successful renewals through the online catalogue • Due date reminders • Holds notifications that include titles for pickup and last date available and of course, those pesky overdue notices.

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See page 16 for details. HUMAN LIBRARY Books like you have never seen before: Human Books! Books that will talk to you about their lives, and answer your questions! In celebration of Library Settlement Partnerships Day, a selection of human books will be available for checkout on Saturday, October 22, from 1 - 4 p.m. at Maple Library. Come join us and speak one-on-one with a Human Book, for half an hour at a time. These books will share their experiences on a wide range of topics: immigration, cultural diversity, different marriage and familial customs and choices, living with a disability, overcoming difficult challenges...and more! This unique program is a first at Vaughan Public Libraries. We hope you can join us! Don't Judge a Book by its Cover! To reserve a book and for more information, please contact Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508 or the Information Desk, Maple Library Ext. 4502.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Road

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Pick up a card at the Youth Services Desk and draw a picture, write a poem or tell a story about your grandparents and why they are so special to you. We will display it for all to see during the month of September! For the whole family. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4 - 10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - November 11 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict and peace. All the cards created will be sent to Canadian veterans. For all ages. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 28.

READY TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Saturdays, September 10 & 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, October 8 & 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, November 5 & 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures, and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ Fridays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required. TOMATOES FROM SPACE Friday, November 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Uncover clues about how things grow on earth and in outer space! Join us and help germinate tomato seeds from the Canadian Space Agency while learning more about tomatoes, farming, and outer space. For ages 6 - 10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WII FOR FWII Friday, September 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For Ages 7 - 12. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

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TEEN PROGRAMS FRIDAY FLICKS Friday, September 9, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m. How could Fridays get any better? Here's how! Once every month you can celebrate the end of the week with a classic teen movie airing at the library. Bring friends and get ready to kick off the weekend. For ages 13 - 18. No registration required. READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 28. READING BUDDIES...EN FRANçAIS VOLUNTEERS Pour les ados âgés de 14 ans et plus. Veuillez vous procurer un formulaire de demande au bureau de référence ou en ligne au www.vaughanpl.info. Les formulaires de demande doivent être retournés à la bibliothèque au plus tard le vendredi 28 octobre. For English description please see Reading Buddies Volunteers. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 15 & 29, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, October 13 & 27, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, November 10 & 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/trac.

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BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! DATABASE TRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Looking for new authors who write just like your favourite? Want to read newspapers from around the world? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers -- book a one-on-one session and learn how to use VPL's amazing databases! Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS TUTORIAL Wednesday, November 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don't know where to begin? Come to our session where we'll teach you everything you need to know about Vaughan Public Libraries' digital collections! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

USING VPL'S LIBRARY CATALOGUE Join us for a tour of VPL’s online catalogue. Learn how to search for a book, place a hold and view your record. Please bring your library card. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment. WEDNESDAYS AT THE MOVIES Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided.

Join us for a Family Storytime at the North Thornhill Community Centre. See page 16 for details.

Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS GALLERY ART TOUR & STUDIO Saturday, November 19, 1:15 - 3:45 p.m. This special program is brought to you by the McMichael Art Gallery. Spend an hour touring the gallery while enjoying interactive activities, then produce your own watercolour painting with the expert help of the McMichael staff. Admission is $10.00. Space is limited. Please pre-register by October 19 at the Information Desk. KIDS' CHESS CLUB Saturdays, October 1 - November 26 Beginner players: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate players: 2:30 - 4 p.m. A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game, while you have fun battling it out with your friends. No program on Saturday, October 8. For ages 6 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Admission for Beginner players is $50 for eight weeks. Admission for Intermediate players is $65 for eight weeks.

TUESDAY TICKLES Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Come join us for family fun with songs, rhymes and stories to help promote early literacy. For ages 0-6. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS TEA AND BOOKS Mondays, 2:30 - 4 p.m. 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. No registration required.

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BORN TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required.

READING BUDDIES...EN FRANçAIS Pour les enfants âgés de 7 à 12 ans. Veuillez vous procurer un formulaire de demande au bureau de référence ou en ligne au www.vaughanpl.info. Les formulaires de demande doivent être retournés à la bibliothèque au plus tard le vendredi 28 octobre. For English description please see Reading Buddies.

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BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale. Join us for the Library’s Big Book Sale in the Kleinburg Library’s parking lot! The Kleinburg Library is closed for the 45th Annual Binder Twine Festival. The Kleinburg Library will resume regular hours on Monday, September 12 from 1 - 8 p.m.

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Dufferin Clark Library 1441 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required. CHARACTER COMMUNITY FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m. We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 13, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required. LEGO MANIA Saturday, November 5, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES Monday, October 24, 2 - 4 p.m. More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a family film for FREE! Children under 8 years old must be accompanied to the movie by a parent or adult caregiver. Refreshments provided. Disney movie "Tangled" (PG) will be shown.

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ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. . Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Tuesday, October 4, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! No registration required. WII FOR FWII Saturday, September 10, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages.

TEEN PROGRAMS CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCARY MOVIE Monday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. It's Halloween! Come watch a scary movie that YOU picked! Cast your vote by October 16. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. A valid library card number is required to vote. The film will almost definitely not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is strongly advised. For ages 12 and up.

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READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Applications are due Sunday, September18. Volunteers must be at least 14 and in Grade 9. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ tech_savvy. WII BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? For ages 13-18. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ADULT PROGRAMS 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 contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. For ages 14 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ADULT PROGRAMS 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 pre-register at the Information Desk. BIG BOOK SALE Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! COMPUTER BASICS – EMAIL MADE EASY I Tuesday, October 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Want to set up a free email account, but aren't sure how to do it? This session will help you through the process, step by step. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS – EMAIL MADE EASY II Tuesday, October 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to send and receive emails, manage email folders, and much more. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS – INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS I Tuesday, October 4, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a search engine as well as how to find information on VPL’s website and catalogue. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COMPUTER BASICS – INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS II Tuesday, October 11, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a search engine. Then use your new skills to find information on local government websites and google maps. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE Sunday, September 25, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2 - 4 p.m. Join us once a month for an afternoon of cinematic splendour the whole family will enjoy. Film selections will be posted in the library. For all ages. No registration required.

COMPUTER BASICS – MEET THE MOUSE Tuesday, September 13, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to use a computer keyboard and mouse during this session that is specially crafted for beginners. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

TEEN READ WEEK October 16 - 22

COMPUTER BASICS – MS WORD Tuesday, September 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to create and save a document. Basic keyboarding and mousing skills are required in order to register for this session. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers, you will discuss interesting topics and develop your listening and speaking skills. Intermediate to advanced. Classes will be starting September 27. Ongoing registration.

Be a part of Teen Read Week 2011. All you have to do is read some of the great teen books, magazines, or graphic novels that will be on display at your library. Want to do even more? Then join us for…. Murder Mystery After Dark Friday, October 14, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our 3rd annual after-hours murder mystery. Will you be a victim or the killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13 - 18. Please pick up tickets at the Information Desk.

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qUICK & EASY INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES Mondays - Thursdays, 7 p.m. Spend 15 minutes with a librarian who will guide you through the basics of databases. Bring your questions and your curiosity. No registration required. SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING: VIRTUAL BUSINESS 101 Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 8 p.m. Learn about the fastest and easiest way to start a business online, how to create multiple streams of revenue from a website, and the various options for creating a website. Presented by Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages.

CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, starting September 13, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required.

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GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

PODCASTERS WANTED! 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? Was it bad? We want to know! Please ask at the Information Desk for more details.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Thursday, October 27, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! Costumes welcome! Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 23.

READ WITH ME Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Come enjoy a half hour of interactive stories, songs and activities. Explore some fun ideas for developing literacy and a love of reading. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Application forms are due Thursday, September 29. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk.

RESEARCH SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & TEENS Parents may request an in-library workshop designed to help families assist students with their assignments and improve study and reading habits. Contact 905-653-READ (7323) and speak with a librarian today. No registration required.

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SATURDAY MOVIES Saturdays, 2 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. For the whole family. No registration required.

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TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Monday, September 12, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, September 26, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, October 17, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, October 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, November 7, 4 - 5 p.m. Monday, November 21, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT BOOK CLUBS Monday, September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 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 book selection. Our book selections are The Girl from Foreign by Sadia Shepard (Sept.26), Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Oct.31) and Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay (Nov.28). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. 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 pre-register at the Information Desk.

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 Information Desk. CHINESE BOOK CLUB Wednesday, September 14, 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 3 - 5 p.m. Join the discussion group to share your thoughts on books and existential issues with other adults in Cantonese. The Chinese Book Club is jointly presented by Vaughan Public Libraries and The York Region Senior Wellness Centre. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. Please ask for the title and pick up your copy of the book at the Information Desk. CHINESE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS Sundays, 1 - 3 p.m. The New Canadian Community Centre presents a series of weekend programs for newcomers in Mandarin which includes health seminars, exercise, dance, book talks and more. There will be no session on Sunday, September 4, Sunday, October 9 and Sunday, November 6. No registration required. DATABASE TRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Looking for new authors who write just like your favourite? Want to read newspapers from around the world? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers -- book a one-on-one session and learn how to use VPL's amazing databases! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS (ESL) Learn to communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. This program is co-sponsored by the York Region District School Board and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Proof of immigration status required. To register please call Upland’s Learning Centre at 905-731-9557.

MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie and popcorn! We'll be showing new blockbusters, older classics and the best of world cinema. Be entertained, be challenged, be swept away as we treat you to fun, weekly films with light refreshments. No registration required.

ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers you will discuss interesting topics and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. Proof of immigration status required. To register, please call and leave your name and telephone number with Adrienne Crotty at (416)221-5051 ext. 13631 or send an email to adrienne.crotty@ycdsb.ca

OUTCASTS: A LOVE STORY Sunday, November 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Hungary in the 1940s was a dangerous time for a Christian man to fall in love with a Jewish woman. Fearing for her life, Tibor devised a plan to save his beloved Hedy. Through the eyes of the brothers of Tibor Schroeder and Hedy Weisz, the film Outcasts tells the lovers’ story. Following the screening of the film, Susan M. Papp, documentary filmmaker, author, and lecturer on the Holocaust in Hungary will elaborate on her film and answer questions from the audience. No registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Thursday, October 20, 2 - 4 p.m. Join Dolores Rotondo, Small Business Consultant from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn the 10 steps required when starting a business, how to prepare a business plan, how to prepare financial statements, regulations and permits required when starting up and more! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

TECHNOLOGY FOR GRANDPARENTS Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Do social networking sites, portable devices and other new technologies leave you scratching your head? In celebration of Grandparents Day, please join us for light refreshments and technology instruction. Volunteers will be available to walk you through the ins and outs of a variety of technology-related topics. Participants have the option to bring their own laptops or to use the library's computers. No registration required.

JEW AND IMPROVED - AUTHOR VISIT Wednesday, November 23, 7 - 8 p.m. A story of goy meets girl...when Benjamin Errett proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sarah, he decided to go the distance by converting to Judaism. This laugh-out-loud memoir is his take on joining an ancient tribe and dragging his fiancée along for the ride. Celebrate Jewish Book Month by joining Benjamin Errett as he reads from his book, discusses his conversion and answers questions from the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

VAUGHAN POETS' CIRCLE Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Vaughan Poets' Circle is pleased to invite all poetry lovers to share their work and critique the work of others in a receptive environment. Please drop in. For more information, please call Debbie Ouellet at (905) 936-3363.

Join us for a Family Storytime at the North Thornhill Community Centre.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Wednesday, September 21, 2 - 6 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning. CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Draw a picture or write a poem about your grandparents. Bring it to the library during September and we will hang it up for all to see! Open to children and teens of all ages. No registration required. FALL INTO AUTUMN Monday, September 26, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate fall with a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, book and rhymes all about autumn. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. GAME ON! Friday, November 25, 3 - 4 p.m. Love to play? Looking for a new challenge? Take a break from school and join the fun at the library this P.A. day as we take on new friends and opponents in games of all types. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Monday, September 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Grandparents are the greatest! Join us for this special grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 29, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4-8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

MOVIE FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY Thursday, September 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Calling all kids!! Bring your grandparents (and other family members too) for an evening of popcorn and a movie. Call the library in September for the title. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS

MUMMY MIA Friday, September 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an exciting and fascinating program about ancient Egypt and archaeology with Marietta Alibranti who was presented, in 2007, with a prestigious award from Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society for her dedication to the teaching of science. For all ages. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday October 3. READY TO READ Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. Volunteers must be at least 14 and in Grade 9. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due by Monday, October 3. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursday, September 1, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-17. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

ADULT PROGRAMS AROUND THE TABLE - A BOOK CLUB Tuesday, September 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Join us around the table when we discuss Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (September 27); Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (October 25); and Malka by Mirjam Pressler (November 29). Light refreshments will be served. Please pick up your copy of the book at the Information Desk.

BIG BOOK SALE Thursday, September 22, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! MIDWEEK MATINEE Wednesday, September 7, 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2 p.m. Enjoy a midweek matinee at the library. Every two weeks, the library will screen film classics, documentaries, mysteries, comedies, and the best of world cinema. Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. No registration required.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

CELEBRATE CULTURE DAYS September 30 - October 2, 2011 Vaughan Public Libraries is proud to be partnering with the City of Vaughan's Department of Recreation and Culture to celebrate art and culture in our community. Free hands-on activities will be offered throughout the City of Vaughan including art displays and workshops at VPL! Full details about programs and events are available at your local library.

SENIOR SOCIAL Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. Refreshments provided. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. Thursday, September 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m. We're going online to learn about the latest in social networking. Thursday, October 20, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Powers of Attorney: Get the information you need to make sure your powers of attorney decisions are in place when you need them. Thursday, November 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Drive Wise: A driver safety program from York Regional Police.

Organizing a training day or need space for a large meeting? Check out VPL. Meeting room space is available for rent at all branches of VPL. Select from boardroom style, classroom style or theatre style set up of meeting room facilities. In addition to this available space, the Pierre Berton Resource Library offers Boardroom and Training Suite facilities which support presentations and training sessions. BOARDROOM: The Boardroom seats 18 at the table but the room can accommodate an additional 12 chairs placed around the room. An optional IT package is available which includes an LCD projector, screen and Internet hook-up. The Boardroom also includes a kitchenette for refreshments. TRAINING SUITE: The Training Suite has eight computer workstations and is fully equipped with a non-optional IT package that includes a SmartBoard, LCD projector, screen, Internet hook-up and printer. For more information, please call 905-653-READ(7323) to inquire about rental information, rates and availability. Applications for use of meeting room facilities are available at www.vaughanpl.info.

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l i br@ry bigbooksale Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! Kleinburg Library Saturday, September 10 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the parking lot Ansley Grove Library Wednesday, September 21, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dufferin Clark Library Saturday, September 24 10 a.m - 4 p.m

news Bringing the Library to you at North Thornhill Community Centre 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 at the community centre in Activity Room B every Thursday afternoon for Family Storytime from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes with a Youth Services Librarian from Vaughan Public Libraries. The program will run from Thursday, September 8 Thursday, December 15. For all ages. No registration required.

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Maple Library Friday, September 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maple Library, Saturday, October 22, 1 – 4 p.m. See page 11 for more information.

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Come out, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season and cheer for your favourite local library staff, Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.! Last year, VPL’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic-themed float won the 2nd place prize!

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WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ tech_savvy. WII BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Minimum of six participants. For all ages. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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Woodbridge Library Thursday, September 22, 2 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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TWEEN CLUB Wednesday, September 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Share your love of books, create new friendships and participate in a bunch of tween-focused activities. For ages 10-14. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

Maple Library will be opening on Fridays after Labour Day!

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BOOK CLUBS --- CLASSIC Wednesday, October 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CLUBS --- NON-FICTION Wednesday, November 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Wednesday, November 2, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. Join us as we host two guest speakers who will share their personal testimonies about their experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Maximum of three sessions per customer. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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 pre-register at the Information Desk. BIG BOOK SALE Wednesday, September 21, 2 -9 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fill up your bag with books! Whether you are looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them at your Branch Book Sale! BOOK CLUBS --- CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SMALL BUSINESS TAx TIPS Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Calling all small business owners! As part of Small Business Month, we are proud to partner with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in providing a valuable session for you on tax tips for small business. Topics to be covered include start-up costs, business expenses, accounting, credit and financing, legal entity, cash planning and forecasting. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, October 6, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, October 4, 3:30 - 4 p.m. Maple Library Thursday, October 13, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, October 5, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Woodbridge Library Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY Thursday, October 27, 11-11:30 a.m.

MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 27, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY Monday, October 24, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY Tuesday, October 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 25, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

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BORN TO READ AND MOTHER GOOSE Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! After storytime, stay and network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Ontario Early Years Centre. No program on Fridays, September 2 and 9. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 30. READY FOR RESEARCH Grade 6 teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about a variety of credible Internet and database resources that students can use when working on school assignments. This program is designed to specifically help students in Grade 6 acquire knowledge about reliable, accurate and credible sources that they can use throughout their academic career. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN! Thursdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled circle time, where kids listen to stories, sing songs, and start learning some of the social skills needed to get them ready for Kindergarten. Children attend the program alone while their caregivers stay in the library. No program on Thursdays, September 1 and 8. For ages 3 - 5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR TEENS Want to learn how to do research from home? Let us show you how! Learn how to search VPL’s online resources. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment today! For ages 13-18.

STORIES AND STRUCTURES - P.A. DAY Friday, November 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No program on Tuesday, September 6. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ: GRANDPARENTS’ EDITION Tuesday, September 20, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Join us for this special grandparent-themed storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. For ages 18 months to 3 years. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 3, drop by the Information Desk to write a letter to Santa. We will mail your letter for you and you will receive a response from the North Pole! For all ages. No registration required.

MOVIE BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Minimun of six participants. For all ages. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 14. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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Whether you apply for your library card in person or online, you will need to bring one of the following to verify your information: • proof of your home address in Vaughan • registration at a school or college in Vaughan, or • proof of employment in Vaughan Children can get their own library cards. If they are 13 years old or under, the parent or guardian is required to sign the child's library card. If you don't qualify for free membership as described above, you can still join VPL. Please phone any of the branches for details. Visitors to VPL You don't have to have a library card to visit branches of Vaughan Public Libraries to consult library staff or use the print collections on site. If you don’t have a card and wish to use the library's electronic resources, please bring with you valid identification, including your address (e.g. your driver's licence). Library Services All branches have materials for reference and loan. The most comprehensive reference collections are held at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and the Pierre Berton Resource Library. Books, DVDs, videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Books are also available in large print and as audio books. Community Library Link is a service to facilitate borrowing for people who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

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Vaughan Public Libraries now offers a new and convenient Books by Mail service. For a fee of $6 per shipment, your items will be sent right to your doorstep. For more information, please visit www.vaughanpl.info/services/mail_delivery or call 905-653-READ(7323). Qualified staff are always on site in each library to assist you in your search for information. They are also available to advise on leisure reading or on materials appropriate to your child's reading abilities. Some libraries have study rooms available for groups or individual study and all libraries have meeting rooms available for booking by the public. Pierre Berton Resource Library has both a boardroom and a training suite available for rent. Details of all these services are available from the libraries and on the website. All libraries provide free access to the Internet and to PCs equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Wireless access is available in all libraries. CD-ROM stations are available for pre-schoolers to learn basic computer and literacy skills. Each library has black and white photocopiers. Colour photocopiers are available at the Resource Libraries. Library Services by Phone Telephone service is available at each branch during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and give details of library services and programs. www.vaughanpl.info Most library services are available online from home, work or school by accessing VPL's website at www.vaughanpl.info. Online, you can join the library, search the catalogue, check your account, search databases and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7.

Vaughan Public Libraries Fast Facts WEBSITE: - www.vaughanpl.info REFERENCE INqUIRIES: Phone: (905) 653-READ (7323) Online: Email Librarian at www.vaughanpl.info/email_librarian

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: www.vaughanpl.info - In person: in any library or by phone (905) 653-READ (7323)

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BORROWING MATERIALS: Books, Audio Books, Non-Fiction DVDs/Videos, CDs and MP3 Players: *Loan period: 3 weeks Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Videos and Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio 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: $2.00 per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item

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A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY 350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

E MAPLE LIBRARY 10190 Keele St. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

Closed 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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B BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY

900 Clark Ave. W. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10341 Islington Ave. N. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday* Closed

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C DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY 1441 Clark Ave. W. Monday & Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday* 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. D KLEINBURG LIBRARY

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150 Woodbridge Ave. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday*

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July - Labour Day. All locations: (905)653-READ(7323) !

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Design and Layout Elyse Trojman Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4105 or email: elyse.trojman@vaughan.ca Our address: 900 Clark Avenue West Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 www.vaughanpl.info Vaughan Public Library Board Michael McKenzie, Chair Devender Sandhu, Vice-Chair Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Rosanna DeFrancesca Michael Di Biase Isabella Ferrara Vivek Gupta Marilyn Iafrate Stephen Kerwin Grace Locilento Pradeep Puri Gino Rosati Suri Rosen Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4101 email: margie.singleton@vaughan.ca Mission Statement Vaughan Public Libraries offer welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community.

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@ the Board  Greetings from Michael McKenzie Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board Enrich Inspire Transform is the new vision for Vaughan Public Libraries that was formulated and approved by the Library Board. This vision is meant to point the direction where Vaughan Public Libraries is going. Our Strategic Plan entitled Empower People, Inspire Opportunities, Build Community, 2012-2015, which will be available in the libraries and on the library's website this fall, explains how we plan to achieve our vision and position VPL for continued success serving the citizens of Vaughan. However, as you will see in this guide, our exceptional staff is not waiting until 2012 to bring exceptional new services to the City of Vaughan. Through the creative redeployment of staff, starting in September we will be opening the Maple Library on Fridays. To celebrate Small Business Week in October, VPL will be partnering with VBEC (Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre) to host three programs - Tax Tips at Ansley Grove Library, Introduction to Entrepreneurship at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Marketing Using Social Media at Pierre Berton Resource Library. This fall our Reading Buddies program will be extended at Pierre Berton Resource Library to offer the program in French. During Reading Buddies, struggling readers are matched up with a qualified volunteer for weekly reading practice and to share the fun of reading. Outside our community we have endorsed a plan where books that we are unable to sell and would normally recycle are now being used to support a charitable organization in Haiti. I hope that you will find many exciting programs enclosed and we look forward to seeing you @ the Library. Regards, Michael

Holiday Closures Sunday, September 4: Monday, September 5: Sunday, October 9: Monday, October 10

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Registration Start Dates: August 16 General Programs School Break Programs Swimming: Leadership

August 18-24 Swimming Lessons (refer to specific pool)

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Register for fall & winter at the same time! For more information, call 905.832.8500 For more details on volunteer opportunities like TRAC (Teen Readers’ Advisory Circle), Reading Buddies, creating book review Podcasts, or helping bridge the digital divide by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications, please check out the teen section of your local library program listings or get connected at www.vaughanpl.info/vortex.

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