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Vaughan Public Libraries

2012

@ the

LIBRARY September October November

Your guide to programs, special events and using your library.


Vaughan Public Libraries

2012

@ the

LIBRARY September October November

Your guide to programs, special events and using your library.


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

For more details on volunteer opportunities like Teen Library Volunteers, Reading Buddies, creating and recording 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

Enrich. Inspire. Transform.


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LIBRARY

2012

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Vaughan Public Libraries

September October November

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 contact: Editor Elaine Barr Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4108 or email: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca Assistant Editor Karen Yang Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4146 or email: karen.yang@vaughan.ca 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 Steve 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 offers welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community.

Enrich Inspire Transform

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

Welcome to @ the Library. We are living in interesting times where some things change quicker than expected and others take longer. By now I had hoped that we would be celebrating the opening of VPL’s eighth library but unfortunately the building of the new library in the North Thornhill Community Centre is taking longer than anticipated. The Library Board, library staff, Council and City staff are all working together to ensure that construction of the new library can come on-stream as quickly as possible and hopefully begin in 2012. In other news, what has advanced quicker than expected has been our ability to incorporate new and exciting technology into our Libraries. By fall, VPL will have 29 iPads available for customers to borrow for in-library use from our new iPad vending machines being installed at Pierre Berton and Bathurst Clark Resource Libraries. VPL is the first library in Canada to offer these iPad Vending machines to their customers! We have integrated new assistive technologies at the resource libraries that include software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as reading, writing and learning software for individuals with learning difficulties or for English language learners. Another first for VPL will occur on Monday, September 10 and the first Monday in October and November when Maple library will host a special meeting place for home-based business owners and entrepreneurs to meet, mingle or bring their laptops and just hang out in the company of other entrepreneurs. We are pleased to offer new opportunities and resources that Enrich Inspire and Transform providing more reasons to see you @ the Library.

Holiday Closures Sunday, September 2: Monday, September 3: Sunday, October 7 Monday, October 8

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All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed.

(Labour Day Sunday) (Labour Day) (Thanksgiving Day Sunday) (Thanksgiving Day)

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Ansley Grove Library 350 Ansley Grove Road

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ 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, network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Early Years Centre. No programs on September 7 and October 12. No registration required. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Thursday, October 4, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service for a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required. LEGO MANIA Friday, September 28, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, November 23, 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-12. No registration required. MOVIE MANIA Can’t get enough Hollywood? Join us for feature films on our library’s BIG Screen. Grab six friends and pick your favorite movie. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For all ages. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For ages 7-12.

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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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Friday, September 21. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. For Grades 6 to 8. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. 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 September 6. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 15, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Puppet show adventure on the high seas! Join Applefun Puppetry in the chase for the Great Purple Whale! As September is Grandparents’ month, we encourage all grandparents to attend with their grandchildren. Tickets go on sale on August 20. For ages 3-9. Admission is $2.00. Please pick up tickets at the Check Out 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 programs on September 4 and October 9. No registration required.

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WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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. Wii FOR FWii Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. Bring six friends and play your favourite games. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For all ages.

TEEN PROGRAMS 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, September 21. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Tuesday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 2 & 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 13 & 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 14-18. TWEEN CLUB Wednesday, September 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 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. No registration required.

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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.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us as we host a guest speaker who will share personal testimonies about experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. 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. BOOK CLUBS - CLASSIC Wednesday, November 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshements will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MAKING THE MEDIA WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. In partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC), we are pleased to provide a program for entrepreneurs and business owners on how to effectively use media. Business guru David Cohen will present tips on how to drive your business to success through targeted use of media. Join us for this free, informative seminar. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 - 9 p.m. An instructor from Next Steps Employment Centre (Vaughan) will guide you on how to create an effective resume and covering letter. One-on-one support will be available following the workshop. Join us! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please pre-register at the Information Desk for your one hour training session

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access library services on your mobile devices Find a library near you • Check library locations and hours Search a mobile friendly library catalogue • Check your library record and renew items Search and download eBooks • Download library apps

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BOOK CLUBS - CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende. 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, October 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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! Tickets available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning. Attendance is limited. CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 23, 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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited. For ages 3-5. 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. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited.

LEGO MANIA Friday, November 23, 3 - 4 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Name tags available at the Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. For ages 6-12.

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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning. Attendance is limited.

LITERACY THROUGH MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Monday, October 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Reasearch says that children who are exposed to songs, rhymes, and stories are better thinkers and better learners. Join us for a fun and interactive family workshop on how music and movement help with early literacy. Presented in partnership with Ontario Early Years. For all ages. No registration required.

TOUCH A TRUCK Friday, September 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kids of all ages can see, touch and explore big trucks and vehicles at the library. Meet and talk with the people who protect, serve and build our community. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 5. For ages 7-11.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Monday, September 10, 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.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 27, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 22, 2 - 2:45 p.m. Come join us for a puppet show in honour of Grandparents’ Month. Help the pirates search for the Great Purple Whale! Tickets available at the Check Out Desk starting August 20. For ages 3 -9. Admission is $2 per person.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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 HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18. 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 Friday, October 5. For ages 14 and up.

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

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TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 14-18. 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. Must be in grades 9-12.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Sunday, November 4, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dr. Mladen Vranić was born in Zagreb in 1930. After the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Vranic family were able to flee to an Italian-controlled zone. They were eventually sent to concentration camps under Fascist Italy’s jurisdiction. Dr. Vranić immigrated to Canada in 1963 and began a distinguished career in diabetes research. He has recently been named as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to medical research. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CLUBS Tuesday, October 2, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. We will read White Teeth by Zadie Smith (Oct 2); A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Oct 30); and The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Endrich (Nov 27). Pick up your copy of the book 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.

CELEBRATING MOON FESTIVAL! Saturday, September 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Happy-Everyone Chinese Folk Arts Association and enjoy their cross-talk show! Performance in Mandarin. Light refreshments will be available. No registration required. CHINESE BOOK CLUB Thursday, September 13, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join the discussion group to share your thoughts on books and existential issues with other adults. 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 - 4 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 Sept. 2 and Oct. 7. No registration required. DROP YOUR WEAPONS - AUTHOR VISIT Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us as author Anna Carling reveals the riveting story of local World War II veteran Kazimierz Chomko and how he was still able to emerge an advocate for peace even through all the horrors of war. Both Anna and Kazimierz will be in attendance. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. 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

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FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, 60-minute workshop will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and on the Web. Learn how to find companies in your industry! Please contact the Information Desk to book your appointment. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Wednesday, October 17, 2 - 4 p.m. Join the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in conjunction with COSTI for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn the steps required when starting a business, how to prepare a business plan, how to prepare financial statements, what regulations and permits are required when starting up and more! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie! 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. No film will be shown on October 8. No registration required. VAUGHAN POETS’ CIRCLE Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 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. VOLUNTEER FAIR Thursday, October 4, 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 to join us and explore! No registration required.

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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 23, 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! For all ages. No registration required.

LEGO MANIA Saturday, September 8, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, October 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, November 19, 7 - 8 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Registration starts at the Service Desk one hour prior to the program. For 6-10. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Application is due on Sunday, October 14. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies.

GAME ON! Monday, October 22, 2 - 3 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 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Tuesday, September 25, 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. For all ages. No registration required.

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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Tuesday, October 2, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! No registration required.

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

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WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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 CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCARY MOVIE Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. It’s Halloween! Come watch a scary movie that YOU picked! Cast your vote by October 20. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. Parental discretion is strongly advised. For ages 12 and up. 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. Application is due on Sunday, October 14. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $50. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Monday, October 1, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. 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.

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Wii FOR FWii Saturday, September 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, November 5, 7 - 8 p.m. Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. Registration starts at the Service Desk one hour prior to the program. For ages 6-10.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Monday, November 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This program features a Holocaust survivor speaking about their personal experiences during the Holocaust in conversation with a facilitator. No registration required. 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 or online at www.vaughanpl.info.

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. INTRODUCTION TO eBOOKS Wednesday, November 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Interested in finding out more about the library’s offerings of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideo? You are not alone! Join fellow digital newbies at this session. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started with Vaughan Public Libraries’ digital collections! 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 contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. 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 Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 10 & 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 7 & 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.

Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North KLEINBURG LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR BINDERTWINE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Wednesday, October 10, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

KIDS’ CHESS CLUB Saturdays, October 13 - November 24 Beginner players: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate players: 2.30 - 4.00 p.m. A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game, while you have fun battling it out with your friends. 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. No registration required.

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TEEN PROGRAMS TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Assist Librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Information Desk for more details.

ADULT PROGRAMS RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY TREE Monday, November 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Family history research is not complicated as long as you know which records are available, where to find those records, and how to organize the information that you gather. Presented by genealogist Ruth Burkholder. Admission is $5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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! 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 10, 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. Check at the Information Desk to see what’s playing! No registration required. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Thursday, October 11, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Monday, October 29, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For children of all ages with a parent or caregiver. No registration required. P.A. DAYS @ YOUR LIBRARY Friday, September 28, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday, October 22, 1 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. School’s out for the day! Drop by the library and pass the time with some fun activities. Ask at the Information Desk for details.

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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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Friday, September 21. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl. info/participate/reading_buddies. 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. Space is limited. No registration required. READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN! Thursdays, October 4 - November 8, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.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. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Registration begins September 20. THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 15, 3:30 p.m. A Puppet show adventure on the high seas! Join Applefun Puppetry in the chase for the Great Purple Whale! Tickets available at the Check Out Desk starting September 1. Tickets are $2 per person. For ages 3-9. As September is Grandparents month, we encourage all grandparents to attend with their grandchildren. THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Wednesday, September 19, 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 - bring a friend or two for a Wii tournament. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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. Space is limited. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, 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.

TEEN PROGRAMS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL @ YOUR LIBRARY Mondays, 7 - 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. HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18. NORAH MCCLINTOCK AUTHOR VISIT Friday, October 12, 1 - 2 p.m. Celebrate Teen Read Week with this unique opportunity to meet one of Canada’s most talented authors for teens. This celebration is offered with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. 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.

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RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 13, 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 $50.Please pre-register at the Check Out 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 at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

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HOME-BASED BUSINESS OWNERS Monday, September 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, October 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Are you looking for a location for planning and networking? A quiet meeting space and a selection of business resources are available at Maple Library. Wi-fi access. Coffee will be provided. Please direct inquiries to staff at the Information Desk, (905)653-READ(7323) ext. 4502. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Friday, November 2, 1 - 2 p.m. Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear a Holocaust survivor’s story. For ages 12 and up. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CLUBS Thursday, September 6, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 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. The selections are The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre (Sept 6); Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese (Oct 4); The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Nov 1). 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. DIABETES SCREENING Friday, September 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Diabetes Education Team will be on site to provide free blood sugar testing and answer your questions about diabetes. Presented by Vaughan Community Health Centre. No registration required. FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, 60-minute workshop will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and on the Web. Learn how to find companies in your industry! Please book an appointment at the Information Desk.

In celebration of Culture Days, VPL invites you to the 2nd annual

HUMAN LIBRARY A Human Library is a collection of people, all with their own unique stories, who will talk to you about their lives and answer your questions. A selection of human books will be available for check out on Saturday, September 29, 1 - 4 p.m. at Maple Library. Speak one-on-one with a Human Book for 30 minutes at a time. Our books will share their experiences on a wide range of topics: arranged marriage, living with an eating disorder, midwifery, crime writing, belly dancing and more! Check out one or check out many! Don’t judge a book by its cover! To reserve a book and for more information, please contact the Information Desk at 905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4502.

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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 Friday, September 21. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Road

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 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. 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. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. FUN WITH FRENCH Saturdays, October 13 - December 8 Beginner level: 10 - 11 a.m. Intermediate level: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Through themed games, art, conversation and literary activities, children will develop their French language skills. A great way to enhance your child’s French learning experience. For ages 6-10. Admission is $60/8 classes. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 28, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required. LEGO MANIA Saturdays, September 8 & 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, October 6 & 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, November 3 & 17, 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required.

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P.A. DAY GAMES GALORE Monday, October 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Bingo, Battleship, Scrabble, or....? Why not come to the library to play exciting board games with some big buddy volunteers? For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MOVIE BREAK Fridays, 2:45 p.m. Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen.... and did we mention it’s free? For ages 13-18. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 5th.

MURDER MYSTERY AFTER DARK Friday, October 12, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our after-hours murder mystery. This year’s theme will be a grand Masquerade Ball! What role will you play? An evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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. 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, September 28, 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 8-12. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18.

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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. 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 5. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist Librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 13-18. 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.

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ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT READING CIRCLE Tuesdays, September 11 & 25, 1 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 9 & 23, 1 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 6 & 20, 1 - 1:30 p.m. This 30 minute reading circle is for adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. With a focus on basic literacy, the program features visualized stories, music activities, crafts and games. 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. CINEMA TALKS Saturday, September 29, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Welcome to our film screening series. Watch a matinee and engage in a lively post-film group discussion. Pre-registration is recommended in order to receive advance readings about the screening. DIABETES SCREENING Friday, September 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Diabetes Education Team will be on site to provide free blood sugar testing and answer your questions about diabetes. Presented by Vaughan Community Health Centre. No registration required. ePUBLISHING: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about current trends in ePublishing, what writer’s need to know, and some real-life tips for creating a quality eBook. Presented by Donna and Alex Carrick of Carrick Publishing. Admission is $30. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

EFFECTIVE ELEVATOR SPEECH Wednesday, September 19, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Join Eloise Pasianotto CMA, MBA, to learn how to build an effective elevator speech that goes beyond “What Do You Do”. Learn to pique your prospect’s or acquaintance’s interest, leave an impression, and generate referrals and leads. This presentation is offered in partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. GAME ON! SCRABBLE Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Self-professed logophile? Share your passion with other word enthusiasts in a lively game of Scrabble! All skill levels are welcome so come join in the fun! No registration required. INTRODUCTORY BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Tuesday, November 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Join the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)for an introductory workshop on Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please book your appointment at the Information Desk. PROPERTY ASSESSMENT SEMINAR Tuesday, September 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation will answer your questions and explain how property value is determined. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Join us every Sunday for a movie the whole family will enjoy. Film selections will be posted in the library. No registration required. No program September 2 and October 7. WRITING YOUR DREAM BOOK: IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In this hands on workshop you will learn how to finish your dream book by identifying and removing obstacles. Get insider tips from a published author and a step closer to finishing your manuscript. Presented by Mit GoPaul. Light refreshments served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Saturday, October 20, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

The year is 1812 and the war has just begun. Join us for an afternoon of historic activities and re-enactments that are fun for the whole family! No registration required.

COMPUTER BASICS

New to computers? These classes will help you learn basic computer skills. Please speak to information staff to determine which class is right for you. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Meet the Mouse: Tuesday, September 11, 2-3 p.m. MS Word Basics: Tuesday, September 18, 2-3 p.m. Internet for Beginners I: Tuesday, October 23, 2- 3 p.m. Internet for Beginners II: Tuesday, October 30, 2- 3 p.m. Email Made Easy I: Tuesday, November 6, 2- 3 p.m. Email Made Easy II: Tuesday, November 13, 2- 3 p.m.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Thursday, October 25, 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. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required. Program begins September 18, 2012 FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required.

POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - November 10 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict and peace. All 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk, or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday, October 15. READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required.

SATURDAY MOVIES Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week’s featured title at the Information Desk. No registration required.

GET YOUR GAME ON! Monday, October 22, 1 - 4 p.m. Love to play games? Love to take on new challenges? Join us at the library as we take on new friends during an afternoon of gaming fun. Including a little Wii! No registration required.

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.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Tuesday, September 4, 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.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2 drop by the Service 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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

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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. Pick up an application form at the information desk, or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday, October 1. 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. 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 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 26, 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. The selections are No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (Sept. 24), The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim (Oct. 29), and The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman (Nov. 26). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAFÉ Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 8 & 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Volunteers with excellent English skills are needed to lead and participate in discussions to help others improve their English. Volunteer as a conversation participant or sign up to facilitate discussions. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAFÉ Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 8 & 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Newcomers and others wanting to improve their English speaking and listening skills can drop in for lively discussions. Meet new people and learn from one another. Facilitated by volunteers. No registration required. MIDWEEK MATINEE Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays, October 10 & 24, 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays, November 7 & 21, 2 - 4 p.m. Enjoy the matinee at the library. We will screen film classics, documentaries, mysteries, comedies and the best of world cinema. Check at the Information Desk for this month’s featured titles. No registration required.

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. No registration required. Thursday, September 20, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Your chance to tell Vaughan Public Libraries the services seniors want. Thursday, October 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Vaughan Recreation & Culture will discuss healthy exercise for older adults and lead some activities. Thursday, November 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m. A nurse will discuss good sleeping habits for older adults.

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. ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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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Borrow An iPad From VPL’s New iPad Vending Machine This Fall!

Seniors! Help Guide the Future Planning of Your Libraries!

You’ve borrowed books, DVDs, CDs and eReaders from the library before, but how does borrowing an iPad sound to you? Beginning this fall, you will be able to do just that with Vaughan Public Libraries’ (VPL) all new iPad vending machines! VPL is the first library in Canada to feature this state-of-the-art technology. With these machines, you can easily check out an iPad for use in the library with your library card.

We want to hear from you to help guide future planning of services and programs of your libraries! We are hosting four consultation activities with the older adult community and invite you to join us. To register for a session, please email.vpl.admin@vaughan.ca or call 905-653-READ (7323), ext. 4103. Many thanks in advance for your consideration and contributions!

Look for these amazing machines at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library and be the first one to try it out!

Automated Book Drop Check out Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s great new looking bookdrop. Behind the scenes the automated bookdrop is a mini sorter that will assist VPL in serving you better. Just watch for the green light that lets you know the system is ready for you to deposit your next item!

Bringing the Library to You at North Thornhill Community Centre

Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, September 11, 2 – 3 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, September 19, 2 – 3 p.m. Woodbridge Library Thursday, September 20, 2 – 3 p.m. Maple Library Friday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

New for September Wireless Printing! If convenient printing from your personal laptop in the library is at the top of your school supply list, then VPL has just what you need! Enjoy seamless printing from your own laptop without having to log into a library computer. Ask a staff member for help getting started. Soon you will be producing all of your documents efficiently from wherever you might be sitting.

New Early Literacy Stations have Arrived at all VPL locations

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 13 to Thursday, December 13. For all ages. No registration required.

Thornhill Village Festival, Be There!

VPL in the Vaughan Santafest Parade

Visit our booth to hear the latest about the library or cheer on our staff and volunteers on during the Thornhill Village Festival Parade on Saturday, September 15.

Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season and cheer for your favourite local library staff. Come see us at the Santafest Parade on Sunday, November 25.

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using your 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. 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 library­card. 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, Blu-Rays, Videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community.

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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. Early literacy 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) Returning Materials: Library materials may be returned to any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries. Book drops are open 24/7.

Borrowing Materials: Books, Audio Books, TV Series, Kobo Vox eReaders,Non-Fiction DVDs/ Blu-Rays/Videos, CDs, MP3 Players, Power Monitor Kits & Pedometers: *Loan period: 3 weeks Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays/Videos & Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio Books: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days Late Material Charges: DVDs/Videos: $2 per day to a maximum of $10 per item Kobo Vox eReaders: $5 per day to a maximum of $10 All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10 per item

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A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY 350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Closed Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday* 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. B

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY 900 Clark Ave. W. Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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

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

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

F PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY 4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. G WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY 150 Woodbridge Ave. Monday & Wednesday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday* 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. * Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July - Labour Day. All locations: (905) 653-READ (7323)

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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 contact: Editor Elaine Barr Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4108 or email: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca Assistant Editor Karen Yang Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4146 or email: karen.yang@vaughan.ca 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 Steve 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 offers welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community.

Enrich Inspire Transform

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

Welcome to @ the Library. We are living in interesting times where some things change quicker than expected and others take longer. By now I had hoped that we would be celebrating the opening of VPL’s eighth library but unfortunately the building of the new library in the North Thornhill Community Centre is taking longer than anticipated. The Library Board, library staff, Council and City staff are all working together to ensure that construction of the new library can come on-stream as quickly as possible and hopefully begin in 2012. In other news, what has advanced quicker than expected has been our ability to incorporate new and exciting technology into our Libraries. By fall, VPL will have 29 iPads available for customers to borrow for in-library use from our new iPad vending machines being installed at Pierre Berton and Bathurst Clark Resource Libraries. VPL is the first library in Canada to offer these iPad Vending machines to their customers! We have integrated new assistive technologies at the resource libraries that include software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as reading, writing and learning software for individuals with learning difficulties or for English language learners. Another first for VPL will occur on Monday, September 10 and the first Monday in October and November when Maple library will host a special meeting place for home-based business owners and entrepreneurs to meet, mingle or bring their laptops and just hang out in the company of other entrepreneurs. We are pleased to offer new opportunities and resources that Enrich Inspire and Transform providing more reasons to see you @ the Library.

Holiday Closures Sunday, September 2: Monday, September 3: Sunday, October 7 Monday, October 8

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All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed. All Libraries are closed.

(Labour Day Sunday) (Labour Day) (Thanksgiving Day Sunday) (Thanksgiving Day)

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Ansley Grove Library 350 Ansley Grove Road

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BORN TO READ 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, network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Early Years Centre. No programs on September 7 and October 12. No registration required. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Thursday, October 4, 11 - 11:30 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service for a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required. LEGO MANIA Friday, September 28, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, November 23, 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-12. No registration required. MOVIE MANIA Can’t get enough Hollywood? Join us for feature films on our library’s BIG Screen. Grab six friends and pick your favorite movie. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For all ages. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For ages 7-12.

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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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Friday, September 21. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. For Grades 6 to 8. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. 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 September 6. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 15, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Puppet show adventure on the high seas! Join Applefun Puppetry in the chase for the Great Purple Whale! As September is Grandparents’ month, we encourage all grandparents to attend with their grandchildren. Tickets go on sale on August 20. For ages 3-9. Admission is $2.00. Please pick up tickets at the Check Out 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 programs on September 4 and October 9. No registration required.

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WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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. Wii FOR FWii Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. Bring six friends and play your favourite games. Book an appointment with a Youth Services Librarian. For all ages.

TEEN PROGRAMS 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, September 21. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Tuesday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 2 & 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 13 & 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 14-18. TWEEN CLUB Wednesday, September 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 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. No registration required.

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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.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us as we host a guest speaker who will share personal testimonies about experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. 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. BOOK CLUBS - CLASSIC Wednesday, November 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshements will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MAKING THE MEDIA WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. In partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC), we are pleased to provide a program for entrepreneurs and business owners on how to effectively use media. Business guru David Cohen will present tips on how to drive your business to success through targeted use of media. Join us for this free, informative seminar. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 - 9 p.m. An instructor from Next Steps Employment Centre (Vaughan) will guide you on how to create an effective resume and covering letter. One-on-one support will be available following the workshop. Join us! Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please pre-register at the Information Desk for your one hour training session

VPL Celebrates Ontario Public Library Week October 14 - 20

VPL is on the go!

access library services on your mobile devices Find a library near you • Check library locations and hours Search a mobile friendly library catalogue • Check your library record and renew items Search and download eBooks • Download library apps

And explore more on m.vaughanpl.info!

BOOK CLUBS - CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende. 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, October 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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! Tickets available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning. Attendance is limited. CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 23, 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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited. For ages 3-5. 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. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited.

LEGO MANIA Friday, November 23, 3 - 4 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Name tags available at the Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. For ages 6-12.

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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning. Attendance is limited.

LITERACY THROUGH MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Monday, October 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Reasearch says that children who are exposed to songs, rhymes, and stories are better thinkers and better learners. Join us for a fun and interactive family workshop on how music and movement help with early literacy. Presented in partnership with Ontario Early Years. For all ages. No registration required.

TOUCH A TRUCK Friday, September 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kids of all ages can see, touch and explore big trucks and vehicles at the library. Meet and talk with the people who protect, serve and build our community. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 5. For ages 7-11.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Monday, September 10, 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.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 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. Tickets available at the Information Desk on Tuesday morning. Attendance is limited.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 27, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 22, 2 - 2:45 p.m. Come join us for a puppet show in honour of Grandparents’ Month. Help the pirates search for the Great Purple Whale! Tickets available at the Check Out Desk starting August 20. For ages 3 -9. Admission is $2 per person.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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 HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18. 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 Friday, October 5. For ages 14 and up.

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

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TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 14-18. 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. Must be in grades 9-12.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Sunday, November 4, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dr. Mladen Vranić was born in Zagreb in 1930. After the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Vranic family were able to flee to an Italian-controlled zone. They were eventually sent to concentration camps under Fascist Italy’s jurisdiction. Dr. Vranić immigrated to Canada in 1963 and began a distinguished career in diabetes research. He has recently been named as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to medical research. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CLUBS Tuesday, October 2, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. We will read White Teeth by Zadie Smith (Oct 2); A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Oct 30); and The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Endrich (Nov 27). Pick up your copy of the book 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.

CELEBRATING MOON FESTIVAL! Saturday, September 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Happy-Everyone Chinese Folk Arts Association and enjoy their cross-talk show! Performance in Mandarin. Light refreshments will be available. No registration required. CHINESE BOOK CLUB Thursday, September 13, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join the discussion group to share your thoughts on books and existential issues with other adults. 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 - 4 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 Sept. 2 and Oct. 7. No registration required. DROP YOUR WEAPONS - AUTHOR VISIT Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us as author Anna Carling reveals the riveting story of local World War II veteran Kazimierz Chomko and how he was still able to emerge an advocate for peace even through all the horrors of war. Both Anna and Kazimierz will be in attendance. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. 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

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FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, 60-minute workshop will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and on the Web. Learn how to find companies in your industry! Please contact the Information Desk to book your appointment. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Wednesday, October 17, 2 - 4 p.m. Join the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in conjunction with COSTI for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn the steps required when starting a business, how to prepare a business plan, how to prepare financial statements, what regulations and permits are required when starting up and more! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie! 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. No film will be shown on October 8. No registration required. VAUGHAN POETS’ CIRCLE Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 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. VOLUNTEER FAIR Thursday, October 4, 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 to join us and explore! No registration required.

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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 23, 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! For all ages. No registration required.

LEGO MANIA Saturday, September 8, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, October 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, November 19, 7 - 8 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Registration starts at the Service Desk one hour prior to the program. For 6-10. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Application is due on Sunday, October 14. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies.

GAME ON! Monday, October 22, 2 - 3 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 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Tuesday, September 25, 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. For all ages. No registration required.

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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Tuesday, October 2, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! No registration required.

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

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WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, drop by the Service 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 CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCARY MOVIE Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. It’s Halloween! Come watch a scary movie that YOU picked! Cast your vote by October 20. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. Parental discretion is strongly advised. For ages 12 and up. 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. Application is due on Sunday, October 14. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $50. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Monday, October 1, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 26, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. 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.

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Wii FOR FWii Saturday, September 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Monday, November 5, 7 - 8 p.m. Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. Registration starts at the Service Desk one hour prior to the program. For ages 6-10.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Monday, November 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This program features a Holocaust survivor speaking about their personal experiences during the Holocaust in conversation with a facilitator. No registration required. 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 or online at www.vaughanpl.info.

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. INTRODUCTION TO eBOOKS Wednesday, November 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Interested in finding out more about the library’s offerings of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideo? You are not alone! Join fellow digital newbies at this session. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started with Vaughan Public Libraries’ digital collections! 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 contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. 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 Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 10 & 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 7 & 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.

Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North KLEINBURG LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR BINDERTWINE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Wednesday, October 10, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

KIDS’ CHESS CLUB Saturdays, October 13 - November 24 Beginner players: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate players: 2.30 - 4.00 p.m. A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game, while you have fun battling it out with your friends. 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. No registration required.

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TEEN PROGRAMS TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Assist Librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Information Desk for more details.

ADULT PROGRAMS RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY TREE Monday, November 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Family history research is not complicated as long as you know which records are available, where to find those records, and how to organize the information that you gather. Presented by genealogist Ruth Burkholder. Admission is $5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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! 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 10, 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. Check at the Information Desk to see what’s playing! No registration required. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Thursday, October 11, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Monday, October 29, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For children of all ages with a parent or caregiver. No registration required. P.A. DAYS @ YOUR LIBRARY Friday, September 28, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday, October 22, 1 - 9 p.m. Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. School’s out for the day! Drop by the library and pass the time with some fun activities. Ask at the Information Desk for details.

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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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Friday, September 21. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl. info/participate/reading_buddies. 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. Space is limited. No registration required. READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN! Thursdays, October 4 - November 8, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.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. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Registration begins September 20. THE PURPLE PIRATE Saturday, September 15, 3:30 p.m. A Puppet show adventure on the high seas! Join Applefun Puppetry in the chase for the Great Purple Whale! Tickets available at the Check Out Desk starting September 1. Tickets are $2 per person. For ages 3-9. As September is Grandparents month, we encourage all grandparents to attend with their grandchildren. THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Wednesday, September 19, 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 - bring a friend or two for a Wii tournament. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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. Space is limited. No registration required. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2, 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.

TEEN PROGRAMS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL @ YOUR LIBRARY Mondays, 7 - 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. HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18. NORAH MCCLINTOCK AUTHOR VISIT Friday, October 12, 1 - 2 p.m. Celebrate Teen Read Week with this unique opportunity to meet one of Canada’s most talented authors for teens. This celebration is offered with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. 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.

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RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 13, 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 $50.Please pre-register at the Check Out 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 at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

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HOME-BASED BUSINESS OWNERS Monday, September 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, October 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Are you looking for a location for planning and networking? A quiet meeting space and a selection of business resources are available at Maple Library. Wi-fi access. Coffee will be provided. Please direct inquiries to staff at the Information Desk, (905)653-READ(7323) ext. 4502. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY Friday, November 2, 1 - 2 p.m. Join us during Holocaust Education Week to hear a Holocaust survivor’s story. For ages 12 and up. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CLUBS Thursday, September 6, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 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. The selections are The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre (Sept 6); Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese (Oct 4); The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Nov 1). 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. DIABETES SCREENING Friday, September 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Diabetes Education Team will be on site to provide free blood sugar testing and answer your questions about diabetes. Presented by Vaughan Community Health Centre. No registration required. FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, 60-minute workshop will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and on the Web. Learn how to find companies in your industry! Please book an appointment at the Information Desk.

In celebration of Culture Days, VPL invites you to the 2nd annual

HUMAN LIBRARY A Human Library is a collection of people, all with their own unique stories, who will talk to you about their lives and answer your questions. A selection of human books will be available for check out on Saturday, September 29, 1 - 4 p.m. at Maple Library. Speak one-on-one with a Human Book for 30 minutes at a time. Our books will share their experiences on a wide range of topics: arranged marriage, living with an eating disorder, midwifery, crime writing, belly dancing and more! Check out one or check out many! Don’t judge a book by its cover! To reserve a book and for more information, please contact the Information Desk at 905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4502.

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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 Friday, September 21. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Road

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 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. 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. FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required. FUN WITH FRENCH Saturdays, October 13 - December 8 Beginner level: 10 - 11 a.m. Intermediate level: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Through themed games, art, conversation and literary activities, children will develop their French language skills. A great way to enhance your child’s French learning experience. For ages 6-10. Admission is $60/8 classes. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 28, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required. LEGO MANIA Saturdays, September 8 & 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, October 6 & 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, November 3 & 17, 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 discover stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required.

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P.A. DAY GAMES GALORE Monday, October 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Bingo, Battleship, Scrabble, or....? Why not come to the library to play exciting board games with some big buddy volunteers? For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MOVIE BREAK Fridays, 2:45 p.m. Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen.... and did we mention it’s free? For ages 13-18. 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-11. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 5th.

MURDER MYSTERY AFTER DARK Friday, October 12, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our after-hours murder mystery. This year’s theme will be a grand Masquerade Ball! What role will you play? An evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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. 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, September 28, 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 8-12. No registration required.

TEEN PROGRAMS HUNGER GAMES AFTER HOURS MOVIE NIGHT Friday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us as we cheer on Katniss during our free movie showing of The Hunger Games. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 12-18.

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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. 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 5. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Assist Librarians with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Ask at the Service Desk for more details. For ages 13-18. 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.

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ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT READING CIRCLE Tuesdays, September 11 & 25, 1 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 9 & 23, 1 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 6 & 20, 1 - 1:30 p.m. This 30 minute reading circle is for adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. With a focus on basic literacy, the program features visualized stories, music activities, crafts and games. 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. CINEMA TALKS Saturday, September 29, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Welcome to our film screening series. Watch a matinee and engage in a lively post-film group discussion. Pre-registration is recommended in order to receive advance readings about the screening. DIABETES SCREENING Friday, September 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Diabetes Education Team will be on site to provide free blood sugar testing and answer your questions about diabetes. Presented by Vaughan Community Health Centre. No registration required. ePUBLISHING: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about current trends in ePublishing, what writer’s need to know, and some real-life tips for creating a quality eBook. Presented by Donna and Alex Carrick of Carrick Publishing. Admission is $30. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

EFFECTIVE ELEVATOR SPEECH Wednesday, September 19, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Join Eloise Pasianotto CMA, MBA, to learn how to build an effective elevator speech that goes beyond “What Do You Do”. Learn to pique your prospect’s or acquaintance’s interest, leave an impression, and generate referrals and leads. This presentation is offered in partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CLASS Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. GAME ON! SCRABBLE Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Self-professed logophile? Share your passion with other word enthusiasts in a lively game of Scrabble! All skill levels are welcome so come join in the fun! No registration required. INTRODUCTORY BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Tuesday, November 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Join the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC)for an introductory workshop on Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please book your appointment at the Information Desk. PROPERTY ASSESSMENT SEMINAR Tuesday, September 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation will answer your questions and explain how property value is determined. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Join us every Sunday for a movie the whole family will enjoy. Film selections will be posted in the library. No registration required. No program September 2 and October 7. WRITING YOUR DREAM BOOK: IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In this hands on workshop you will learn how to finish your dream book by identifying and removing obstacles. Get insider tips from a published author and a step closer to finishing your manuscript. Presented by Mit GoPaul. Light refreshments served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Saturday, October 20, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

The year is 1812 and the war has just begun. Join us for an afternoon of historic activities and re-enactments that are fun for the whole family! No registration required.

COMPUTER BASICS

New to computers? These classes will help you learn basic computer skills. Please speak to information staff to determine which class is right for you. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Meet the Mouse: Tuesday, September 11, 2-3 p.m. MS Word Basics: Tuesday, September 18, 2-3 p.m. Internet for Beginners I: Tuesday, October 23, 2- 3 p.m. Internet for Beginners II: Tuesday, October 30, 2- 3 p.m. Email Made Easy I: Tuesday, November 6, 2- 3 p.m. Email Made Easy II: Tuesday, November 13, 2- 3 p.m.

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Woodbridge Library 150 Woodbridge Avenue

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Thursday, October 25, 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. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required. Program begins September 18, 2012 FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required.

POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - November 10 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict and peace. All 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, computers and reading games to share the fun of reading. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk, or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday, October 15. READY FOR RESEARCH Teachers are invited to bring their classes to the library for an informative presentation about doing research using the library catalogue, databases and the Internet. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service at a very special storytime promoting fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. No registration required.

SATURDAY MOVIES Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week’s featured title at the Information Desk. No registration required.

GET YOUR GAME ON! Monday, October 22, 1 - 4 p.m. Love to play games? Love to take on new challenges? Join us at the library as we take on new friends during an afternoon of gaming fun. Including a little Wii! No registration required.

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.

GRANDPARENTS’ STORYTIME Tuesday, September 4, 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.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 18 to December 2 drop by the Service 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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

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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. Pick up an application form at the information desk, or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Monday, October 1. 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. 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 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 26, 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. The selections are No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (Sept. 24), The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim (Oct. 29), and The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman (Nov. 26). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAFÉ Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 8 & 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Volunteers with excellent English skills are needed to lead and participate in discussions to help others improve their English. Volunteer as a conversation participant or sign up to facilitate discussions. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAFÉ Thursdays, September 13 & 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 8 & 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Newcomers and others wanting to improve their English speaking and listening skills can drop in for lively discussions. Meet new people and learn from one another. Facilitated by volunteers. No registration required. MIDWEEK MATINEE Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays, October 10 & 24, 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays, November 7 & 21, 2 - 4 p.m. Enjoy the matinee at the library. We will screen film classics, documentaries, mysteries, comedies and the best of world cinema. Check at the Information Desk for this month’s featured titles. No registration required.

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. No registration required. Thursday, September 20, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Your chance to tell Vaughan Public Libraries the services seniors want. Thursday, October 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Vaughan Recreation & Culture will discuss healthy exercise for older adults and lead some activities. Thursday, November 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m. A nurse will discuss good sleeping habits for older adults.

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. ONE-ON-ONE eBOOK TRAINING Got an eReader and want to start downloading eBooks from the library but don’t know where to begin? Want to read eBooks on your eReader device? Come to the library for one-on-one help. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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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Borrow An iPad From VPL’s New iPad Vending Machine This Fall!

Seniors! Help Guide the Future Planning of Your Libraries!

You’ve borrowed books, DVDs, CDs and eReaders from the library before, but how does borrowing an iPad sound to you? Beginning this fall, you will be able to do just that with Vaughan Public Libraries’ (VPL) all new iPad vending machines! VPL is the first library in Canada to feature this state-of-the-art technology. With these machines, you can easily check out an iPad for use in the library with your library card.

We want to hear from you to help guide future planning of services and programs of your libraries! We are hosting four consultation activities with the older adult community and invite you to join us. To register for a session, please email.vpl.admin@vaughan.ca or call 905-653-READ (7323), ext. 4103. Many thanks in advance for your consideration and contributions!

Look for these amazing machines at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library and be the first one to try it out!

Automated Book Drop Check out Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s great new looking bookdrop. Behind the scenes the automated bookdrop is a mini sorter that will assist VPL in serving you better. Just watch for the green light that lets you know the system is ready for you to deposit your next item!

Bringing the Library to You at North Thornhill Community Centre

Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, September 11, 2 – 3 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, September 19, 2 – 3 p.m. Woodbridge Library Thursday, September 20, 2 – 3 p.m. Maple Library Friday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

New for September Wireless Printing! If convenient printing from your personal laptop in the library is at the top of your school supply list, then VPL has just what you need! Enjoy seamless printing from your own laptop without having to log into a library computer. Ask a staff member for help getting started. Soon you will be producing all of your documents efficiently from wherever you might be sitting.

New Early Literacy Stations have Arrived at all VPL locations

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 13 to Thursday, December 13. For all ages. No registration required.

Thornhill Village Festival, Be There!

VPL in the Vaughan Santafest Parade

Visit our booth to hear the latest about the library or cheer on our staff and volunteers on during the Thornhill Village Festival Parade on Saturday, September 15.

Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season and cheer for your favourite local library staff. Come see us at the Santafest Parade on Sunday, November 25.

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using your 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. 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, Blu-Rays, Videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community.

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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. Early literacy 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) Returning Materials: Library materials may be returned to any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries. Book drops are open 24/7.

Borrowing Materials: Books, Audio Books, TV Series, Kobo Vox eReaders,Non-Fiction DVDs/ Blu-Rays/Videos, CDs, MP3 Players, Power Monitor Kits & Pedometers: *Loan period: 3 weeks Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays/Videos & Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio Books: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days Late Material Charges: DVDs/Videos: $2 per day to a maximum of $10 per item Kobo Vox eReaders: $5 per day to a maximum of $10 All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10 per item

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A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY 350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Closed Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday* 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. B

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY 900 Clark Ave. W. Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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

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

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

F PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY 4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. G WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY 150 Woodbridge Ave. Monday & Wednesday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday* 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. * Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July - Labour Day. All locations: (905) 653-READ (7323)

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2012/2013 Fall & Winter

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Recreation Guide

Programs for preschoolers to older adults • Creative & Performing Arts • Culinary Arts • Education & Language Arts • Health & Wellness • PA Day, December & March Break programs • Playschools • Science & Technology • Skating • Special Theme • Sports • Swimming

Register for fall & winter at the same time!

For more information, call

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Register online at RecEnrollVaughan.ca


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