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2010/2011 Fall & Winter

REGISTER FOR FALL & WINTER AT THE SAME TIME!

RECREATION GUIDE A FULL MENU OF LEISURE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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hill North Thorn Community Centre

• ARTS & CULTURE • BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL • CREATIVE & VISUAL ARTS • FITNESS • SKATING & SHINNY HOCKEY • HEALTH & WELLNESS • PARKS & TRAILS • PLAYSCHOOLS • SCHOOL BREAK • SPECIAL NEEDS • SPORTS • SWIMMING • YOUTH DROP-IN

2010/2011 FALL & WINTER REGISTRATION START DATES:

For more details on TRAC, Reading Buddies and helping seniors bridge the digital divide, please refer to the teen section of your local library program listings, visit www.vaughanpl.info or join Vaughan Public Libraries' Teen Vortex Page on Facebook.

General Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, August 18 School Break Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, August 18 Swimming Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 19-26 (refer to specific pool) Kid’s Club (Before & After School) . . . .Ongoing (IN PERSON ONLY) Swimming Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ongoing

The Guide is also available online at www.vaughan.ca. For more information, call 905-832-8500.


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For more information about programs, please contact the branch listed. For general information about this publication, please call:

Editor Elaine Barr Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4108 or email: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca

A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

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

B BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY

E MAPLE LIBRARY

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

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

F PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY

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

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

4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

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

1441 Clark Ave. W. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday*

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

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

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

C DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

D KLEINBURG LIBRARY

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

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

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Assistant Editor Arielle Zomer Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4146 or email: arielle.zomer@vaughan.ca Design and L ayout 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 Librar y Board Gino Rosati, Chairman Michael McKenzie, Vice-Chair Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Isabella Ferrara Mario F. Ferri Tony Genco Filippo Gravina Pradeep Puri Suri Rosen Devender Sandhu Alan Shefman Rajbir Singh Jeffrey Stone

Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4101 email: margie.singleton@vaughan.ca

Mission Statement Vaughan Public Libraries contribute to the success of our growing diverse community; serving its information, learning, leisure and cultural needs in a welcoming and safe environment.

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

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CONTENTS

Sunday, September 5: All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day Sunday) Monday, September 6: All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day) Sunday, October 10: All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day Sunday) Monday, October 11: All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day)

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

BORN TO READ AND MOTHER GOOSE Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! After storytime, stay and network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Ontario Early Years Centre. No registration required. CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Draw a picture or write a poem about your grandparents. Bring it to the library during September and we will hang it up for all to see! Open to children and teens of all ages. No registration required.

CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Thursday, October 21, 11 - 11:30 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 ages 3-5. No registration required.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME

Join Fireman Rick as he visits storytime to promote fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, October 14, 11- 11:30 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, October 5, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Maple Library Thursday, October 7, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, October 6, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

FAMILY FLICKS @ THE LIBRARY Sundays, November 7 - 28, 2 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. Contact the library for a list of the movies playing each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. For all ages. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 30, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 1.

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. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SATURDAY KIDS’ CLUB Saturdays, Sept. 18 - Nov. 27, 2 - 3 p.m. Need something to do on Saturday afternoon? Come to the library and enjoy some excellent books, amazing activities, and lots of fun! For ages 6-10. No registration required.

Woodbridge Library Tuesday, October 5, 10:30 - 11a.m.

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SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Friday, September 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ: GRANDPARENTS’ EDITION Tuesday, September 14, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Join us for this special grandparent themed storytime. Children, parents, and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. For ages 18 months to 3 years. No registration required.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

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

Getting Your Library Card Library cards are free of charge to anyone who lives, owns property, works or goes to school full time 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, videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Books are also available in large print and as audio books. Community Library Link is a service to facilitate borrowing for people who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

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Vaughan Public Libraries now offers a new and convenient Books by Mail service. For a fee of $6 per shipment, your items will be sent right to your doorstep. For more information, please visit www.vaughanpl.info/services/mail_delivery or call 905-653-READ(7323). Qualified staff are always on site in each library to assist you in your search for information. They are also available to advise on leisure reading or on materials appropriate to your child's reading abilities.

Some libraries have study rooms available for groups or individual study and all libraries have meeting rooms available for booking by the public. Pierre Berton Resource Library has both a boardroom and a training suite available for rent. Details of all these services are available from the libraries and on the website.

All libraries provide free access to the Internet and to PCs equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Wireless access is available in all libraries. CD-ROM stations are available for pre-schoolers to learn basic computer and literacy skills. Each library has black and white photocopiers. Colour photocopiers are available at the Resource Libraries.

Library Services by Phone Telephone service is available at each branch during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and give details of library services and programs. www.vaughanpl.info Most library services are available online from home, work or school by accessing VPL's website at www.vaughanpl.info. Online, you can join the library, search the catalogue, check your account, search databases and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7.

Vaughan Public Libraries Fast Facts

WEBSITE: - www.vaughanpl.info REFERENCE INQUIRIES:

Phone: (905) 653-READ (7323)

Online: Email Librarian at www.vaughanpl.info/email_librarian

RENEWING LOANS:

You may renew most items a maximum of 3 times - providing no one else has requested the item. - Automated renewal: (905) 709-0672 - Online: www.vaughanpl.info - In person: in any library or by phone (905) 653-READ (7323)

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BORROWING MATERIALS:

Books, Audio Books, Non-Fiction DVDs/Videos, CDs and MP3 Players: *Loan period: 3 weeks

Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Videos and Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio Books: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days

RETURNING MATERIALS

Library materials may be returned to any VPL Library. Book drops are open 24/7.

LATE MATERIAL CHARGES: DVDs/Videos: $2.00 per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item

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Outreach Brings the Library to You!

Vaughan Public Libraries now offers programs for children and adults at the new North Thornhill Community Centre and District Park, 300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue.

Join us on Thursday afternoons starting September 16th for Born to Read (infants up to 18 months) from 2 – 3 p.m. or Toddling to Read (children 18 months to 3 years) from 3:30 – 4 p.m. These interactive programs are specially designed for parents, caregivers and their children. We will share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that can be enjoyed at home. Programs are open to everyone with no registration required, but space is limited. After the program, picture book bags will be available for loan to all participants with a valid Vaughan Public Libraries card.

On the third Monday of each month, the library will host a Book Chat for adults, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The library will provide a copy of the selected books which are: I Don't know How She Does It by Allison Pearson (Sept. 20); Small Island by Andrea Levy (Oct. 18); and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Nov. 15). Books can be picked up at Bathurst Clark Resource Libraries’ Check Out Desk at 900 Clark Avenue West, or at the preceding month’s book chat.

Celebrate Teen Read Week at VPL With Two Great After Hours Programs!

Teen Read Week takes place from Sunday, October 17th to Saturday, October 23rd. In celebration of Teen Read Week, each library will feature a display containing the hottest novels, magazines and graphic novels for teens! In addition to the displays, Vaughan Public Libraries will be offering two exciting teen only after hours programs to kick off Teen Read Week. Bathurst Clark Resource Library will host Lights Out at the Library; an after hours party at the Library featuring crafts, a movie, music, board games and a Wii! Hang out with your friends, discuss your favourite books, and enjoy some refreshments.

Is an evening of mystery your idea of fun? Pierre Berton Resource Library will be holding a Murder Mystery After Dark! Will you be a victim, or a killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem!

Both programs will take place on Friday, October 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. See pages 6 and 12 for more details.

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VPL in the Vaughan Santafest Parade!

Come out, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season, and cheer for your favourite local library staff, Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m.!

VPL Now accepts MasterCard

Vaughan Public Libraries now accepts MasterCard as a form of payment for fines, program fees, lost materials fees, room rentals and other charges in addition to Visa, cheques, cash and Smart Card.

Big Book Sale at Maple Library 10190 Keele Street Thursday, October 21, 1 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Check out the ad on page 11 to find out more!

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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 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 15. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Tuesday, September 21, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 5 & 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 2, 16 & 30, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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 seniors 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 2, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Join us as Inge Spitz shares her personal testimony about her experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: AN OVERVIEW Tuesday, September 21, 7 - 8 p.m. A representative of the Alzheimer Society will discuss Alzheimer’s disease including warning signs, stages of the disease, getting a diagnosis, treatments, and risk factors. 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.

CULTURE DAYS -

BOOK CHATS - CLASSIC Wednesday, October 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss some classic gothic fiction. Our selections are Dracula by Bram Stoker (Oct. 27) and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Nov. 24). A copy of each book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CHATS - CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Digital Media Collection

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Maximum of four sessions per customer. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

PREPARE TO BECOME A CANADIAN CITIZEN Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Learn from a settlement worker how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to prepare for the citizenship test. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

It goes where you go! DOWNLOAD

eAudio books • eBooks • Videos Install free software, then download eAudio books, eBooks and Videos you can read, listen to or watch on your computer, PDA, iPod®, and most MP3 players!

SELLING ONLINE Tuesday, October 5, 7- 8:30 p.m. Calling all business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people and anyone interested in electronic commerce! A representative from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre will review the leading techniques for selling online. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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ART CLASS AND DISPLAY Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. In partnership with the City of Vaughan Recreation and Culture Department, Vaughan Public Libraries will celebrate the importance of arts and culture in our lives during Culture Days (September 24-26). Join us on September 25th at Chancellor Community Centre for a 2 hour creative art adult program featuring oil and pastel medium. Art displays created by community members will be on display at Ansley Grove Library and also at Dufferin Clark Library. Please pre-register for the art program at Ansley Grove Library's Information Desk.

All you need is your VPL Library card and Internet access. Browse, check out and download a best seller, a great documentary or just the right book to learn how to start a business! Check it out. It’s quick, it’s easy and you can do it anytime, anywhere! Enjoy a title that you’ve checked out recently? Use the new 5-star rating feature to evaluate titles or browse ratings by other customers. A new “Share” section enables you to easily recommend an item to a friend by email, and provides links to Facebook and Twitter. Try it today! Visit ebooks.vaughanpl.info.

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Bathurst Clark Resource Library 900 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

AFTERNOON OF A WIMPY KID-P.A. DAY Friday, November 12, 3 - 4 p.m. You’ve laughed your way through Diary of a Wimpy Kid, now continue the fun at the library! We’ll be chatting about everyone’s favourite middle schooler and making our own diaries, plus lots of other super fun stuff! For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BORN TO READ Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursdays, 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! Space is limited. No registration required.

FAIRY PLAY ON A P.A. DAY! Friday, September 24, 3 - 4 p.m. Queen Titania and King Oberon are hosting a wonderful party at the Fairyland Palace and you're invited! Join us to create pretty fairy things, enjoy stories, play games, learn fantastic fairy facts and unlock the magic within. For ages 6 - 9. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Monday, September 13, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 30, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4 - 8. Pre-register at the Information Desk.

P.A. DAY GET CRAFTY Friday, October 22, 3 - 4 p.m. Get creative at the library! We'll be making some fun and spooky crafts this P.A. day, in time for Halloween! All supplies will be provided. For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 24.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. 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. TODDLING TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. No registration required.

WII FUN FOR KIDS AND GRANDPARENTS Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come show your grandparents how much fun they can have with the Wii. For ages 9-12 together with their grandparents (of any age!). No registration required.

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY REVITALIZATION The City of Vaughan has been awarded $30 million in infrastructure funding from the provincial and federal governments. The list of green light projects includes refurbishment of the Bathurst Clark Resource Library. Customers will be notified of upcoming service disruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Woodbridge Library 150 Woodbridge Avenue WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

ESSAY REFRESHER Wednesday, September 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Get your brain back into school-mode and learn how to write an essay in this hour long course. We’ll cover the basics from creating a thesis to organizing your research. Bring your questions, friends, something to write on and find out how to ace your next school research paper! For ages 13-17. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LIGHTS OUT AT THE LIBRARY Friday, October 15, 6 - 9 p.m. The Library is the place to be after dark! Celebrate Teen Read Week during an after hours party at the library with crafts, a movie, music, board games, and a Wii! Hang out with your friends, discuss your favourite books, and enjoy some refreshments. For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

NANOWRIMO! Wednesdays, Oct. 27 - Nov. 24, 7 - 8 p.m. Ever wanted to try to write a novel but were intimidated by the idea? Welcome to NaNoWriMo, a fun festival that encourages amateur and professional writers to write a novel in its entirety during November. Come to weekly sessions where you can brainstorm, vent, and write with your fellow writing enthusiasts. For ages 12-18. No registration required.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! VPL 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 24.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, starting September 14, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required.

GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 14, 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. For ages 5 and under. No registration required. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 24th.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. 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.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

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 24th.

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 seniors 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. Applications are due Friday, November 5th.

ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT BOOK CHATS Monday, September 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 29, 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 which are: Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (Sept.27); White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Oct.25); and An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor (Nov.29). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. BEYOND THE BASICS Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Our student volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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LIBRARY GAMES Drop by the Information Desk to pick up a game to play at the library. Whether you enjoy word play, number games, cards, or chess, we've got a game for you. No registration required. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

SENIOR SOCIAL Thursday, September 16, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. Refreshments provided. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

JOIN THE CHESS CLUB AT WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

Top row (l to r), Nicolas, Braedon, Claudio, Marki First row (l to r), Lucas, Pierce, Alessandro Seated (l to r), Stefano, Luke Special thanks to Chess Club leader Charles Camilleri.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library

HOMESCHOOLER INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, October 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library would like to invite all homeschooling families to an information session to learn more about the materials, services and programs the library offers to support student success. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LSP COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOOTH Saturday, September 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. New to Vaughan? Come meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs, and more. We have answers to your social services questions. Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Monday, September 20, 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2 - 8 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Adults, parents, teenagers and children are all welcome to join us and explore! No registration required.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES Sundays, 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of cinematic splendour and light refreshments. Please consult film listings at the library for titles and ratings. No registration required.

INTERNET CAFÉ

Need to check your email? Look up a website? These computers provide express Internet access on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 11-11:30 a.m. BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

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.

ADULT PROGRAMS

AROUND THE TABLE - A BOOK CLUB Tuesday, September 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who enjoy reading and sharing their thoughts. The library will provide a copy of the book selections which are: The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Sept 28); Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Oct 26); and A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Nov 30). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, sixty 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 Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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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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 seniors 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.

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.

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.

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TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 9 & 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, October 7 & 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, November 4 & 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-17. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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SENIOR SOCIAL Wednesday, September 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, refreshments and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. No registration required.

HOMESCHOOLER INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, October 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library would like to invite all homeschooling families to an information session to learn more about the materials, services and programs the library offers to support student success. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LSP COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOOTH Friday, September 17, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. New to Vaughan? Come meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs, and more. No registration required. MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie and popcorn! We'll be showing new blockbusters, older classics and the best of world cinema. Be entertained, be challenged, be swept away as we treat you to fun, weekly films with light refreshments. No registration required.

VAUGHAN POETS' CIRCLE Saturday, September 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 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.

PEBBLES, MOTORCYCLES AND THE HOLOCAUST Sunday, November 7, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Andy Reti, a child Holocaust survivor, and member of YOW (Yidden on Wheels) Motorcycle Touring Club, helped organize the ride to Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee, home of the world-famous Paper Clips collection and Child Holocaust Museum. He discusses how a small school in Trenton, Ontario collected 6 million pebbles and why over 200 Jewish motorcycle riders rode there to commemorate the Holocaust. For ages 12 to adult. No registration required. PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Discover how to write a winning business plan that will get you financing and learn why some plans don't get funded. The program is sponsored jointly by VPL and the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VOLUNTEER FAIR Tuesday, September 21, 3 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 3 - 8 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Everyone is welcome. No registration required. CHINESE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS

Saturday, September 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. - 12 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. No registration required.

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Dufferin Clark Library 1441 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

BORN TO READ Thursdays, 11 - 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! No registration required.

CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

LEGO MANIA Saturday, November 6, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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Wii FOR FWii Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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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 by Saturday, September 11. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching seniors how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

ADULT PROGRAMS

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.

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ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE Thursday, September 16, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to improve your English skills? Get together with our excellent volunteers to practice. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The ESL Conversation Circle helps newcomers practice thier spoken English by conversing with English speaking volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to help newcomers improve their English skills. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

SHOP LIKE THE PLANET'S WATCHING Thursday, October 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint or reducing the amount of waste you generate? If so, join us for this informative and interactive workshop presented by the York Region Environmental Alliance. This free workshop will show you how easy it is to make planet friendly purchases. Learn about green washing and eco-labelling and get tips on greening your shopping habits. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WEDNESDAYS AT THE MOVIES Wednesdays, September 1, 15 & 29, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 13 & 27, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 10 & 24, 6:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided. 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. 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 24. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 16 & 30, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, October 14 & 28, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, November 11 & 25, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac. THE HORCRUX HAPPENING Thursday, November 18, 7 - 8 p.m. We’re holding a celebration for all Harry crazed teens. Come and get sorted into your houses, sample magical snacks and earn house points through games, challenges and activities. Whether muggle or magical, all fans are welcome. For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. VOLUNTEERS FOR P.A. DAY CARD GAME PROGRAM Wednesday, October 27, 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Spend a few hours learning some basic card games like Snap, Crazy Eights, and Rummy on October 27. Then, Friday, November 12 share your card playing skills with elementary school kids. Earn community service hours for both the training and the program. For high school students. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

BEYOND THE BASICS Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Our student volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, September 14 - October 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, October 26 - November 23, 2 - 3 p.m. This series of classes will help you learn basic computer skills: 1) meet the mouse, 2) Microsoft Word basics, 3) Internet for beginners, 4) free email account set up, and 5) email made easy. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Then join our excellent volunteers to practice. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. The ESL Conversation Circle is a weekly program during which newcomers practice their spoken English by conversing with English speaking volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to contribute to our community by helping our newcomers improve their English skills. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VPL Celebrates

Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3 Doors Open Vaughan is a celebration of community heritage, arts, architecture and culture. The program is designed to create access, awareness and excitement about culture in communities and provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces. Twelve specially selected buildings will open their doors to the public free-of-charge as part of Doors Open Vaughan 2010. The Pierre Berton Resource Library was selected for its noteworthy architecture. Built in 2004, this state-of-the-art library has received many design awards including an Ontario Library Association Library Building Award in 2007. The library covers 36,000 square feet on two floors and has many special features. To celebrate Doors Open Vaughan, library staff will be offering guided tours of the building and will be hosting daily puppet shows by Applefun Puppetry. Guided Tours will be held hourly: Saturday October 2, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday October 3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Applefun Puppetry Show (suitable for children ages 10 and under) Saturday October 2 at 2 p.m. Sunday October 3 at 2 p.m.

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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.

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Pick up a card at the Youth Services Desk and draw a picture, write a poem or tell a story about your grandparents and why they are so special to you. We will display it for all to see during the month of September! For the whole family. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 30, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MEET DR. MARIA BECKER - CHILDREN'S AUTHOR Thursday, November 4, 2 - 3 p.m. Dr. Maria Becker has worked in psychotherapy for 25 years with children, youth and adults. Currently she is dedicated to writing children’s literature to teach self-healing. Join Dr. Maria Becker for a reading of her first book for children: No More Fears for Maddox. For ages 5 - 8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. P.A. DAY CARD GAME SHINDIG Friday, November 12, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Come play exciting, fast card games with some big buddy volunteers. Learn how to keep your poker face and bluff if you dare! Games will include Snap, Beggar your Neighbour, Crazy Eights, Chase the Ace, Rummy and Go Fish. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Evergreen Award October 17-23

PETS 101 - P.A. DAY Friday, September 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you passionate about puppies, kittens and all cute creatures? Come to the library to meet a new furry friend and learn about taking care of a pet. This is the perfect program for the young animal lover. For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - 11 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict, and peace. All the cards created will be sent to Canadian veterans. For all ages. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due by Friday, September 24.

READY TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required. THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Saturday, October 9, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! For all ages. No registration required.

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The Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, presented to a living Canadian author for a work of fiction or non-fiction, is now in its sixth year. The winner is chosen by readers from across Ontario. Vote for your favourite title from among those nominated below during Ontario Public Library Week.

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. Please drop in.

you be a victim, or a killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13-18. Please pick up tickets at the Information Desk.

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Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint

Small Beneath the Sky by Lorna Crozier Underground by June Hutton

Oonagh by Mary Tilberg

For more information, please visit any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Friday, October 15, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our after-hours murder mystery. Will

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant February by Lisa Moore

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22nd to December 5th, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper 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.

MURDER MYSTERY AFTER DARK!

The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman

Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly

Wii FOR FWii Friday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 7 - 12. No registration required.

FRIDAY FLICKS Friday, September 10, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m. How could Fridays get any better? Here’s how! Once every month you can celebrate the end of the week with a classic teen movie airing at the library. Bring friends and get ready to kick off the weekend. For ages 13-18. No registration required.

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

TEA AND BOOKS Mondays, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Book lovers are invited to meet with other readers to find out about hidden gems in the library's book collection. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Kleinburg Library celebrated its grand re-opening with a visit from special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog on June 22.

(from L-R) Ward 1 Councillor Peter Meffe, VPL Board member Tony Genco, VPL Board Vice-Chair Michael McKenzie, Regional Councillor and VPL Board Chairman Gino Rosati, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Regional Councillor and VPL Board member Mario Ferri, VPL’s Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton and Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio. Kleinburg Library will be CLOSED Saturday, September 11th for the 44th annual Binder Twine Festival. For more information about the Binder Twine Festival visit www.bindertwine.ca.

The library will resume regular hours on Monday, September 13th from 1- 8 p.m.

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Maple Library 10190 Keele Street

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS! Tuesday, September 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the planets and the stars? Now is your chance! Join Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for an exciting lesson on the things you can see in the night sky! For ages 6-12. Parents are welcome too! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

KIDS BOOK CHATS Monday, September 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Pick up your copy of the book at the library, read it, and then come and let us know whether you loved it or hated it! Our selections are Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Sept. 27, books available Sept. 1); Guardians of Ga'hoole by Kathryn Lasky (Oct. 25, books available Oct. 4) and Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman (Nov. 29, books available Nov. 3). For ages 8 - 11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. MONDAY NIGHT @ THE MOVIES Monday, September 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come to the library for some big screen family entertainment without having to pay the big prices! Adventure, action, comedy…we’ve got it all - and without the sticky floor! For all ages. No registration required.

READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 23.

READY TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required.

THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Thursday, September 16, 4 - 6 p.m. Think you've got what it takes to be the Ultimate Mariokart Champion? Come by the library - bring a friend for a Wii tournament. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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.

VPL Celebrates Ontario Public Library Week

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TEEN PROGRAMS

BOOK CHATS Thursday, November 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Pick up your copy of the book at the library, read it, and then come and let us know whether you loved it or hated it! Join us as we discuss Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer. Books available September 23. For ages 13-18. Refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. NANOWRIMO! Mondays, November 1-22, 7 - 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try to write a novel but were intimidated by the idea? Welcome to NaNoWriMo, a fun festival that encourages both amateur and professional writers to write a novel in its entirety during the month of November. Come to weekly sessions where you can brainstorm, vent, and write write write with your fellow writing enthusiasts. For ages 12-19. 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. For ages 14-18. 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 Thursday, September 23. For ages 14 and up. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

www.vaughanpl.info

ADULT PROGRAMS

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Thursday, November 4, 1 - 2 p.m. Joe Leinburd was born in Suceava, Romania in 1922. The Romanian fascist regime, collaborating with Nazi Germany, deported the entire Jewish population of northern Bucovina and Basarabia to Transnistria, an area in southwestern Ukraine in 1941. Miraculously, his entire family survived a death march from Mogilev to Murafa and were liberated in 1944. He returned home to Romania, got married and left Romania in the fall of 1946. After spending 2 ½ years in Displaced Persons camps, Joe and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1949. For ages 12 and up. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CHATS Thursday, September 2, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 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 which are: Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Philips (Sept 2); Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Oct 7); and East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Nov 4). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. CARING FOR YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS Wednesday, September 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Fall is a great time to conduct annual maintenance on trees and shrubs and to add new ones to your garden. When cared for properly, trees and shrubs will flourish for many years, adding beauty to the landscape, providing shade, creating habitat, and sometimes even supplying us with fruit. Come to this FREE evening workshop to hear expert advice on planting, pruning, watering and feeding fruit and shade trees as well as shrubs. Please register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600, Ext. 5741.

ECODRIVER Wednesday, November 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Did you know that just one underinflated tire can increase your fuel consumption and cost you money? Help your wallet and the planet by attending this free workshop presented by the Windfall Ecology Centre. Learn fuel efficient driving techniques, get advice on choosing a new vehicle and find out how to go further for less. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

GRANDPARENTS’ MOVIE NIGHT Thursday, September 16, 7 - 9 p.m. September is Grandparents’ Month! Maple Library celebrates with the screening of the movie On Golden Pond starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. No registration required.

NEW TO VAUGHAN? NEW TO SOCIAL SERVICES?

Come and meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs and more. Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Alternate Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HEALTH OF YOUR BABY'S TEETH Saturday, November 13, 2 - 3 p.m. A specialist in children's dentistry will explain the importance of baby teeth to a child's general health. He will demonstrate how to check and care for your baby's teeth. Good dental nutrition and timing of the first dental visit will also be covered. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ (7323) Ext. 4508.

SPONSORING YOUR FAMILY TO CANADA Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Learn about eligibility and the responsibility of sponsorship, the application process, cost and other useful resources. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508. BIG BOOK SALE AT MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 1 - 8:30 p.m.

A CELEBRATION OF OUR LIBRARY SETTLEMENT PARTNERSHIP (LSP) Saturday, October 23 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come and celebrate LSP Day at Maple Library! For almost two years, a settlement worker has been available at Maple Library to provide newcomers to the City of Vaughan with one-on-one information to help them get settled in their new community. We want to celebrate the success of this unique partnership between VPL, and settlement agency, Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) and to recognize the funding made available by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Your family can enjoy a special storytime, a library tour, fun activities and light refreshments.

The settlement worker, Zohra, is offering a Citizenship workshop from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

An LSP information booth will be available and your questions can be answered by knowledgeable settlement staff. Come and find out what LSP is all about!

Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fill up your bag with books! Whether you're looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them here at our giant sale! Please drop in and visit us in Activity Room 1 in the Maple Community Centre---just down the hall from the Library.

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Maple Library 10190 Keele Street

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS! Tuesday, September 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the planets and the stars? Now is your chance! Join Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for an exciting lesson on the things you can see in the night sky! For ages 6-12. Parents are welcome too! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 7:45 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! No registration required.

KIDS BOOK CHATS Monday, September 27, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Pick up your copy of the book at the library, read it, and then come and let us know whether you loved it or hated it! Our selections are Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Sept. 27, books available Sept. 1); Guardians of Ga'hoole by Kathryn Lasky (Oct. 25, books available Oct. 4) and Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman (Nov. 29, books available Nov. 3). For ages 8 - 11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. MONDAY NIGHT @ THE MOVIES Monday, September 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come to the library for some big screen family entertainment without having to pay the big prices! Adventure, action, comedy…we’ve got it all - and without the sticky floor! For all ages. No registration required.

READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Thursday, September 23.

READY TO READ Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required.

THE ULTIMATE MARIOKART TOURNAMENT! Thursday, September 16, 4 - 6 p.m. Think you've got what it takes to be the Ultimate Mariokart Champion? Come by the library - bring a friend for a Wii tournament. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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.

VPL Celebrates Ontario Public Library Week

October 17 - 23

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fall 2010

TEEN PROGRAMS

BOOK CHATS Thursday, November 25, 7 - 8 p.m. Pick up your copy of the book at the library, read it, and then come and let us know whether you loved it or hated it! Join us as we discuss Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer. Books available September 23. For ages 13-18. Refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. NANOWRIMO! Mondays, November 1-22, 7 - 8 p.m. Have you ever wanted to try to write a novel but were intimidated by the idea? Welcome to NaNoWriMo, a fun festival that encourages both amateur and professional writers to write a novel in its entirety during the month of November. Come to weekly sessions where you can brainstorm, vent, and write write write with your fellow writing enthusiasts. For ages 12-19. 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. For ages 14-18. 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 Thursday, September 23. For ages 14 and up. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

www.vaughanpl.info

ADULT PROGRAMS

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR'S TESTIMONY Thursday, November 4, 1 - 2 p.m. Joe Leinburd was born in Suceava, Romania in 1922. The Romanian fascist regime, collaborating with Nazi Germany, deported the entire Jewish population of northern Bucovina and Basarabia to Transnistria, an area in southwestern Ukraine in 1941. Miraculously, his entire family survived a death march from Mogilev to Murafa and were liberated in 1944. He returned home to Romania, got married and left Romania in the fall of 1946. After spending 2 ½ years in Displaced Persons camps, Joe and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1949. For ages 12 and up. No registration required. ADULT BOOK CHATS Thursday, September 2, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 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 which are: Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Philips (Sept 2); Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Oct 7); and East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Nov 4). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. CARING FOR YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS Wednesday, September 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Fall is a great time to conduct annual maintenance on trees and shrubs and to add new ones to your garden. When cared for properly, trees and shrubs will flourish for many years, adding beauty to the landscape, providing shade, creating habitat, and sometimes even supplying us with fruit. Come to this FREE evening workshop to hear expert advice on planting, pruning, watering and feeding fruit and shade trees as well as shrubs. Please register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600, Ext. 5741.

ECODRIVER Wednesday, November 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Did you know that just one underinflated tire can increase your fuel consumption and cost you money? Help your wallet and the planet by attending this free workshop presented by the Windfall Ecology Centre. Learn fuel efficient driving techniques, get advice on choosing a new vehicle and find out how to go further for less. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

GRANDPARENTS’ MOVIE NIGHT Thursday, September 16, 7 - 9 p.m. September is Grandparents’ Month! Maple Library celebrates with the screening of the movie On Golden Pond starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. No registration required.

NEW TO VAUGHAN? NEW TO SOCIAL SERVICES?

Come and meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs and more. Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Alternate Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HEALTH OF YOUR BABY'S TEETH Saturday, November 13, 2 - 3 p.m. A specialist in children's dentistry will explain the importance of baby teeth to a child's general health. He will demonstrate how to check and care for your baby's teeth. Good dental nutrition and timing of the first dental visit will also be covered. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ (7323) Ext. 4508.

SPONSORING YOUR FAMILY TO CANADA Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Learn about eligibility and the responsibility of sponsorship, the application process, cost and other useful resources. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508. BIG BOOK SALE AT MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 1 - 8:30 p.m.

A CELEBRATION OF OUR LIBRARY SETTLEMENT PARTNERSHIP (LSP) Saturday, October 23 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come and celebrate LSP Day at Maple Library! For almost two years, a settlement worker has been available at Maple Library to provide newcomers to the City of Vaughan with one-on-one information to help them get settled in their new community. We want to celebrate the success of this unique partnership between VPL, and settlement agency, Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) and to recognize the funding made available by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Your family can enjoy a special storytime, a library tour, fun activities and light refreshments.

The settlement worker, Zohra, is offering a Citizenship workshop from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-READ(7323) Ext. 4508.

An LSP information booth will be available and your questions can be answered by knowledgeable settlement staff. Come and find out what LSP is all about!

Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fill up your bag with books! Whether you're looking for fiction, non-fiction, videos or other A/V materials, you'll find them here at our giant sale! Please drop in and visit us in Activity Room 1 in the Maple Community Centre---just down the hall from the Library.

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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.

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Pick up a card at the Youth Services Desk and draw a picture, write a poem or tell a story about your grandparents and why they are so special to you. We will display it for all to see during the month of September! For the whole family. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Mondays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 30, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library for spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

MEET DR. MARIA BECKER - CHILDREN'S AUTHOR Thursday, November 4, 2 - 3 p.m. Dr. Maria Becker has worked in psychotherapy for 25 years with children, youth and adults. Currently she is dedicated to writing children’s literature to teach self-healing. Join Dr. Maria Becker for a reading of her first book for children: No More Fears for Maddox. For ages 5 - 8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. P.A. DAY CARD GAME SHINDIG Friday, November 12, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Come play exciting, fast card games with some big buddy volunteers. Learn how to keep your poker face and bluff if you dare! Games will include Snap, Beggar your Neighbour, Crazy Eights, Chase the Ace, Rummy and Go Fish. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Evergreen Award October 17-23

PETS 101 - P.A. DAY Friday, September 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you passionate about puppies, kittens and all cute creatures? Come to the library to meet a new furry friend and learn about taking care of a pet. This is the perfect program for the young animal lover. For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

POSTCARDS FOR PEACE November 1 - 11 Learn more about and express your thanks to individuals who have served Canada in times of war, conflict, and peace. All the cards created will be sent to Canadian veterans. For all ages. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due by Friday, September 24.

READY TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6 - 11. No registration required. THANKSGIVING STORYTIME Saturday, October 9, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime featuring songs, activities and fingerplays as we celebrate Thanksgiving! For all ages. No registration required.

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The Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, presented to a living Canadian author for a work of fiction or non-fiction, is now in its sixth year. The winner is chosen by readers from across Ontario. Vote for your favourite title from among those nominated below during Ontario Public Library Week.

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. Please drop in.

you be a victim, or a killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem! For ages 13-18. Please pick up tickets at the Information Desk.

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Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint

Small Beneath the Sky by Lorna Crozier Underground by June Hutton

Oonagh by Mary Tilberg

For more information, please visit any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Friday, October 15, 6 - 9 p.m. Kick off Teen Read Week with our after-hours murder mystery. Will

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant February by Lisa Moore

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22nd to December 5th, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper 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.

MURDER MYSTERY AFTER DARK!

The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman

Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly

Wii FOR FWii Friday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 7 - 12. No registration required.

FRIDAY FLICKS Friday, September 10, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m. How could Fridays get any better? Here’s how! Once every month you can celebrate the end of the week with a classic teen movie airing at the library. Bring friends and get ready to kick off the weekend. For ages 13-18. No registration required.

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Kleinburg Library 10341 Islington Avenue North

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

TEA AND BOOKS Mondays, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Book lovers are invited to meet with other readers to find out about hidden gems in the library's book collection. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Kleinburg Library celebrated its grand re-opening with a visit from special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog on June 22.

(from L-R) Ward 1 Councillor Peter Meffe, VPL Board member Tony Genco, VPL Board Vice-Chair Michael McKenzie, Regional Councillor and VPL Board Chairman Gino Rosati, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Regional Councillor and VPL Board member Mario Ferri, VPL’s Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton and Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio. Kleinburg Library will be CLOSED Saturday, September 11th for the 44th annual Binder Twine Festival. For more information about the Binder Twine Festival visit www.bindertwine.ca.

The library will resume regular hours on Monday, September 13th from 1- 8 p.m.

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Dufferin Clark Library 1441 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

BORN TO READ Thursdays, 11 - 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! No registration required.

CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. No registration required. FAMILY STORYTIME Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For all ages. No registration required.

LEGO MANIA Saturday, November 6, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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Wii FOR FWii Saturday, September 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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. Applications are due by Saturday, September 11. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. For ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WANTED: TECH SAVVY TEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching seniors how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

ADULT PROGRAMS

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.

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ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE Thursday, September 16, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to improve your English skills? Get together with our excellent volunteers to practice. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The ESL Conversation Circle helps newcomers practice thier spoken English by conversing with English speaking volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to help newcomers improve their English skills. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

SHOP LIKE THE PLANET'S WATCHING Thursday, October 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint or reducing the amount of waste you generate? If so, join us for this informative and interactive workshop presented by the York Region Environmental Alliance. This free workshop will show you how easy it is to make planet friendly purchases. Learn about green washing and eco-labelling and get tips on greening your shopping habits. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. WEDNESDAYS AT THE MOVIES Wednesdays, September 1, 15 & 29, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 13 & 27, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 10 & 24, 6:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided. 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. 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 24. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 16 & 30, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, October 14 & 28, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, November 11 & 25, 4 - 5 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac. THE HORCRUX HAPPENING Thursday, November 18, 7 - 8 p.m. We’re holding a celebration for all Harry crazed teens. Come and get sorted into your houses, sample magical snacks and earn house points through games, challenges and activities. Whether muggle or magical, all fans are welcome. For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. VOLUNTEERS FOR P.A. DAY CARD GAME PROGRAM Wednesday, October 27, 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Spend a few hours learning some basic card games like Snap, Crazy Eights, and Rummy on October 27. Then, Friday, November 12 share your card playing skills with elementary school kids. Earn community service hours for both the training and the program. For high school students. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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

ADULT PROGRAMS

BEYOND THE BASICS Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Our student volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Please pre-register at the Information Desk. COMPUTER BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, September 14 - October 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, October 26 - November 23, 2 - 3 p.m. This series of classes will help you learn basic computer skills: 1) meet the mouse, 2) Microsoft Word basics, 3) Internet for beginners, 4) free email account set up, and 5) email made easy. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Then join our excellent volunteers to practice. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. The ESL Conversation Circle is a weekly program during which newcomers practice their spoken English by conversing with English speaking volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to contribute to our community by helping our newcomers improve their English skills. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VPL Celebrates

Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3 Doors Open Vaughan is a celebration of community heritage, arts, architecture and culture. The program is designed to create access, awareness and excitement about culture in communities and provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces. Twelve specially selected buildings will open their doors to the public free-of-charge as part of Doors Open Vaughan 2010. The Pierre Berton Resource Library was selected for its noteworthy architecture. Built in 2004, this state-of-the-art library has received many design awards including an Ontario Library Association Library Building Award in 2007. The library covers 36,000 square feet on two floors and has many special features. To celebrate Doors Open Vaughan, library staff will be offering guided tours of the building and will be hosting daily puppet shows by Applefun Puppetry. Guided Tours will be held hourly: Saturday October 2, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday October 3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Applefun Puppetry Show (suitable for children ages 10 and under) Saturday October 2 at 2 p.m. Sunday October 3 at 2 p.m.

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HOMESCHOOLER INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, October 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library would like to invite all homeschooling families to an information session to learn more about the materials, services and programs the library offers to support student success. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LSP COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOOTH Saturday, September 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. New to Vaughan? Come meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs, and more. We have answers to your social services questions. Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Monday, September 20, 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2 - 8 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Adults, parents, teenagers and children are all welcome to join us and explore! No registration required.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES Sundays, 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of cinematic splendour and light refreshments. Please consult film listings at the library for titles and ratings. No registration required.

INTERNET CAFÉ

Need to check your email? Look up a website? These computers provide express Internet access on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are a Character Community. Join us for some special stories, songs, and rhymes that remind us of the importance of good character. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 11-11:30 a.m. BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

MAPLE LIBRARY Thursday, October 21, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY Tuesday, October 19, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

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.

ADULT PROGRAMS

AROUND THE TABLE - A BOOK CLUB Tuesday, September 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who enjoy reading and sharing their thoughts. The library will provide a copy of the book selections which are: The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Sept 28); Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Oct 26); and A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Nov 30). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

FINDING COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION This one-on-one, sixty 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 Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

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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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 seniors 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.

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.

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.

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TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Thursdays, September 9 & 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, October 7 & 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, November 4 & 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 13-17. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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SENIOR SOCIAL Wednesday, September 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, refreshments and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. No registration required.

HOMESCHOOLER INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, October 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library would like to invite all homeschooling families to an information session to learn more about the materials, services and programs the library offers to support student success. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LSP COMMUNITY INFORMATION BOOTH Friday, September 17, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. New to Vaughan? Come meet your library settlement worker! Get reliable information on language training, immigration, employment, education, volunteering, government programs, and more. No registration required. MONDAY MATINEE Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Come into the library Monday afternoons for a free movie and popcorn! We'll be showing new blockbusters, older classics and the best of world cinema. Be entertained, be challenged, be swept away as we treat you to fun, weekly films with light refreshments. No registration required.

VAUGHAN POETS' CIRCLE Saturday, September 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 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.

PEBBLES, MOTORCYCLES AND THE HOLOCAUST Sunday, November 7, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Andy Reti, a child Holocaust survivor, and member of YOW (Yidden on Wheels) Motorcycle Touring Club, helped organize the ride to Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee, home of the world-famous Paper Clips collection and Child Holocaust Museum. He discusses how a small school in Trenton, Ontario collected 6 million pebbles and why over 200 Jewish motorcycle riders rode there to commemorate the Holocaust. For ages 12 to adult. No registration required. PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Discover how to write a winning business plan that will get you financing and learn why some plans don't get funded. The program is sponsored jointly by VPL and the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VOLUNTEER FAIR Tuesday, September 21, 3 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 3 - 8 p.m. Discover different volunteer opportunities in our community! Speak with representatives and find information about getting involved with different organizations. Everyone is welcome. No registration required. CHINESE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS

Saturday, September 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. - 12 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. No registration required.

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Bathurst Clark Resource Library 900 Clark Avenue West

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

AFTERNOON OF A WIMPY KID-P.A. DAY Friday, November 12, 3 - 4 p.m. You’ve laughed your way through Diary of a Wimpy Kid, now continue the fun at the library! We’ll be chatting about everyone’s favourite middle schooler and making our own diaries, plus lots of other super fun stuff! For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BORN TO READ Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursdays, 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! Space is limited. No registration required.

FAIRY PLAY ON A P.A. DAY! Friday, September 24, 3 - 4 p.m. Queen Titania and King Oberon are hosting a wonderful party at the Fairyland Palace and you're invited! Join us to create pretty fairy things, enjoy stories, play games, learn fantastic fairy facts and unlock the magic within. For ages 6 - 9. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Monday, September 13, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for this special Grandparents' storytime. Children, parents and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Saturday, October 30, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up and come to the library for an afternoon of spine-tingling tales and spooky fun! For ages 4 - 8. Pre-register at the Information Desk.

P.A. DAY GET CRAFTY Friday, October 22, 3 - 4 p.m. Get creative at the library! We'll be making some fun and spooky crafts this P.A. day, in time for Halloween! All supplies will be provided. For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 24.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. 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. TODDLING TO READ Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. No registration required.

WII FUN FOR KIDS AND GRANDPARENTS Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Come show your grandparents how much fun they can have with the Wii. For ages 9-12 together with their grandparents (of any age!). No registration required.

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY REVITALIZATION The City of Vaughan has been awarded $30 million in infrastructure funding from the provincial and federal governments. The list of green light projects includes refurbishment of the Bathurst Clark Resource Library. Customers will be notified of upcoming service disruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Woodbridge Library 150 Woodbridge Avenue WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

ESSAY REFRESHER Wednesday, September 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Get your brain back into school-mode and learn how to write an essay in this hour long course. We’ll cover the basics from creating a thesis to organizing your research. Bring your questions, friends, something to write on and find out how to ace your next school research paper! For ages 13-17. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LIGHTS OUT AT THE LIBRARY Friday, October 15, 6 - 9 p.m. The Library is the place to be after dark! Celebrate Teen Read Week during an after hours party at the library with crafts, a movie, music, board games, and a Wii! Hang out with your friends, discuss your favourite books, and enjoy some refreshments. For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

NANOWRIMO! Wednesdays, Oct. 27 - Nov. 24, 7 - 8 p.m. Ever wanted to try to write a novel but were intimidated by the idea? Welcome to NaNoWriMo, a fun festival that encourages amateur and professional writers to write a novel in its entirety during November. Come to weekly sessions where you can brainstorm, vent, and write with your fellow writing enthusiasts. For ages 12-18. No registration required.

READING BUDDIES VOLUNTEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! VPL 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 24.

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CHESS CLUB Tuesdays, starting September 14, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. No registration required.

GRANDPARENTS' STORYTIME Tuesday, September 14, 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. For ages 5 and under. No registration required. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, September 24th.

READY TO READ Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children aged 5 years and under and their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. 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.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

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 24th.

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 seniors 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. Applications are due Friday, November 5th.

ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT BOOK CHATS Monday, September 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 29, 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 which are: Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (Sept.27); White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Oct.25); and An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor (Nov.29). Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. BEYOND THE BASICS Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Our student volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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LIBRARY GAMES Drop by the Information Desk to pick up a game to play at the library. Whether you enjoy word play, number games, cards, or chess, we've got a game for you. No registration required. ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

SENIOR SOCIAL Thursday, September 16, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seniors of all ages are invited to attend this free program featuring book chats, activities, computer and library training, guest speakers, and special information workshops on topics important to seniors. Refreshments provided. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

JOIN THE CHESS CLUB AT WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

Top row (l to r), Nicolas, Braedon, Claudio, Marki First row (l to r), Lucas, Pierce, Alessandro Seated (l to r), Stefano, Luke Special thanks to Chess Club leader Charles Camilleri.

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Outreach Brings the Library to You!

Vaughan Public Libraries now offers programs for children and adults at the new North Thornhill Community Centre and District Park, 300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue.

Join us on Thursday afternoons starting September 16th for Born to Read (infants up to 18 months) from 2 – 3 p.m. or Toddling to Read (children 18 months to 3 years) from 3:30 – 4 p.m. These interactive programs are specially designed for parents, caregivers and their children. We will share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that can be enjoyed at home. Programs are open to everyone with no registration required, but space is limited. After the program, picture book bags will be available for loan to all participants with a valid Vaughan Public Libraries card.

On the third Monday of each month, the library will host a Book Chat for adults, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The library will provide a copy of the selected books which are: I Don't know How She Does It by Allison Pearson (Sept. 20); Small Island by Andrea Levy (Oct. 18); and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Nov. 15). Books can be picked up at Bathurst Clark Resource Libraries’ Check Out Desk at 900 Clark Avenue West, or at the preceding month’s book chat.

Celebrate Teen Read Week at VPL With Two Great After Hours Programs!

Teen Read Week takes place from Sunday, October 17th to Saturday, October 23rd. In celebration of Teen Read Week, each library will feature a display containing the hottest novels, magazines and graphic novels for teens! In addition to the displays, Vaughan Public Libraries will be offering two exciting teen only after hours programs to kick off Teen Read Week. Bathurst Clark Resource Library will host Lights Out at the Library; an after hours party at the Library featuring crafts, a movie, music, board games and a Wii! Hang out with your friends, discuss your favourite books, and enjoy some refreshments.

Is an evening of mystery your idea of fun? Pierre Berton Resource Library will be holding a Murder Mystery After Dark! Will you be a victim, or a killer? Come out for an evening of snacks, games, murder and mayhem!

Both programs will take place on Friday, October 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. See pages 6 and 12 for more details.

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VPL in the Vaughan Santafest Parade!

Come out, celebrate the arrival of the holiday season, and cheer for your favourite local library staff, Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m.!

VPL Now accepts MasterCard

Vaughan Public Libraries now accepts MasterCard as a form of payment for fines, program fees, lost materials fees, room rentals and other charges in addition to Visa, cheques, cash and Smart Card.

Big Book Sale at Maple Library 10190 Keele Street Thursday, October 21, 1 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Check out the ad on page 11 to find out more!

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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 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 15. TEEN READERS' ADVISORY CIRCLE (TRAC) Tuesday, September 21, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 5 & 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, November 2, 16 & 30, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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 seniors 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 2, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Join us as Inge Spitz shares her personal testimony about her experiences during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: AN OVERVIEW Tuesday, September 21, 7 - 8 p.m. A representative of the Alzheimer Society will discuss Alzheimer’s disease including warning signs, stages of the disease, getting a diagnosis, treatments, and risk factors. 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.

CULTURE DAYS -

BOOK CHATS - CLASSIC Wednesday, October 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss some classic gothic fiction. Our selections are Dracula by Bram Stoker (Oct. 27) and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Nov. 24). A copy of each book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CHATS - CONTEMPORARY Wednesday, September 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Digital Media Collection

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING Join us for a free, hands-on lesson about computer basics. Learn how to use the mouse, create and use an email account or search the Internet. Maximum of four sessions per customer. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

PREPARE TO BECOME A CANADIAN CITIZEN Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Find out the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen! Learn from a settlement worker how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to prepare for the citizenship test. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

It goes where you go! DOWNLOAD

eAudio books • eBooks • Videos Install free software, then download eAudio books, eBooks and Videos you can read, listen to or watch on your computer, PDA, iPod®, and most MP3 players!

SELLING ONLINE Tuesday, October 5, 7- 8:30 p.m. Calling all business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people and anyone interested in electronic commerce! A representative from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre will review the leading techniques for selling online. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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ART CLASS AND DISPLAY Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. In partnership with the City of Vaughan Recreation and Culture Department, Vaughan Public Libraries will celebrate the importance of arts and culture in our lives during Culture Days (September 24-26). Join us on September 25th at Chancellor Community Centre for a 2 hour creative art adult program featuring oil and pastel medium. Art displays created by community members will be on display at Ansley Grove Library and also at Dufferin Clark Library. Please pre-register for the art program at Ansley Grove Library's Information Desk.

All you need is your VPL Library card and Internet access. Browse, check out and download a best seller, a great documentary or just the right book to learn how to start a business! Check it out. It’s quick, it’s easy and you can do it anytime, anywhere! Enjoy a title that you’ve checked out recently? Use the new 5-star rating feature to evaluate titles or browse ratings by other customers. A new “Share” section enables you to easily recommend an item to a friend by email, and provides links to Facebook and Twitter. Try it today! Visit ebooks.vaughanpl.info.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

BORN TO READ AND MOTHER GOOSE Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! After storytime, stay and network with other parents, and meet with a representative from the Ontario Early Years Centre. No registration required. CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! Draw a picture or write a poem about your grandparents. Bring it to the library during September and we will hang it up for all to see! Open to children and teens of all ages. No registration required.

CHARACTER COMMUNITY STORYTIME Thursday, October 21, 11 - 11:30 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 ages 3-5. No registration required.

FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME

Join Fireman Rick as he visits storytime to promote fire safety and fire prevention for the whole family. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, October 14, 11- 11:30 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Tuesday, October 5, 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Maple Library Thursday, October 7, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, October 6, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

FAMILY FLICKS @ THE LIBRARY Sundays, November 7 - 28, 2 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. Contact the library for a list of the movies playing each month. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. For all ages. No registration required. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Saturday, October 30, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for some hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities as we get ourselves in the mood for Halloween! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR KIDS Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. READING BUDDIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/reading_buddies. Applications are due Friday, October 1.

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. For ages 3-5. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SATURDAY KIDS’ CLUB Saturdays, Sept. 18 - Nov. 27, 2 - 3 p.m. Need something to do on Saturday afternoon? Come to the library and enjoy some excellent books, amazing activities, and lots of fun! For ages 6-10. No registration required.

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SCHOOL AND DAYCARE VISIT Schools and daycares are invited to visit the library for an orientation and/or storytime. Discover what's new at your library! Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. STORIES AND STRUCTURES Friday, September 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. TODDLING TO READ Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required. TODDLING TO READ: GRANDPARENTS’ EDITION Tuesday, September 14, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Join us for this special grandparent themed storytime. Children, parents, and grandparents can enjoy great stories, songs and rhymes. For ages 18 months to 3 years. No registration required.

WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA! From November 22 - December 5, drop by the Information Desk to use our special holiday paper for writing 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

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

Getting Your Library Card Library cards are free of charge to anyone who lives, owns property, works or goes to school full time 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, videos and CDs are all available in many languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Books are also available in large print and as audio books. Community Library Link is a service to facilitate borrowing for people who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

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Vaughan Public Libraries now offers a new and convenient Books by Mail service. For a fee of $6 per shipment, your items will be sent right to your doorstep. For more information, please visit www.vaughanpl.info/services/mail_delivery or call 905-653-READ(7323). Qualified staff are always on site in each library to assist you in your search for information. They are also available to advise on leisure reading or on materials appropriate to your child's reading abilities.

Some libraries have study rooms available for groups or individual study and all libraries have meeting rooms available for booking by the public. Pierre Berton Resource Library has both a boardroom and a training suite available for rent. Details of all these services are available from the libraries and on the website.

All libraries provide free access to the Internet and to PCs equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Wireless access is available in all libraries. CD-ROM stations are available for pre-schoolers to learn basic computer and literacy skills. Each library has black and white photocopiers. Colour photocopiers are available at the Resource Libraries.

Library Services by Phone Telephone service is available at each branch during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and give details of library services and programs. www.vaughanpl.info Most library services are available online from home, work or school by accessing VPL's website at www.vaughanpl.info. Online, you can join the library, search the catalogue, check your account, search databases and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7.

Vaughan Public Libraries Fast Facts

WEBSITE: - www.vaughanpl.info REFERENCE INQUIRIES:

Phone: (905) 653-READ (7323)

Online: Email Librarian at www.vaughanpl.info/email_librarian

RENEWING LOANS:

You may renew most items a maximum of 3 times - providing no one else has requested the item. - Automated renewal: (905) 709-0672 - Online: www.vaughanpl.info - In person: in any library or by phone (905) 653-READ (7323)

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BORROWING MATERIALS:

Books, Audio Books, Non-Fiction DVDs/Videos, CDs and MP3 Players: *Loan period: 3 weeks

Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Videos and Fast Track Books: *Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days) *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced eBooks and eAudio Books: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days

RETURNING MATERIALS

Library materials may be returned to any VPL Library. Book drops are open 24/7.

LATE MATERIAL CHARGES: DVDs/Videos: $2.00 per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item

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For more information about programs, please contact the branch listed. For general information about this publication, please call:

Editor Elaine Barr Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4108 or email: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca

A ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

350 Ansley Grove Rd. Monday Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Friday & Saturday Sunday*

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

B BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY

E MAPLE LIBRARY

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

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

F PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY

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

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

4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

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

1441 Clark Ave. W. Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday*

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

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

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

C DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

D KLEINBURG LIBRARY

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

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

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Assistant Editor Arielle Zomer Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4146 or email: arielle.zomer@vaughan.ca Design and L ayout 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 Librar y Board Gino Rosati, Chairman Michael McKenzie, Vice-Chair Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Isabella Ferrara Mario F. Ferri Tony Genco Filippo Gravina Pradeep Puri Suri Rosen Devender Sandhu Alan Shefman Rajbir Singh Jeffrey Stone

Chief Executive Officer Margie Singleton Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4101 email: margie.singleton@vaughan.ca

Mission Statement Vaughan Public Libraries contribute to the success of our growing diverse community; serving its information, learning, leisure and cultural needs in a welcoming and safe environment.

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

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Sunday, September 5: All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day Sunday) Monday, September 6: All Libraries are closed. (Labour Day) Sunday, October 10: All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day Sunday) Monday, October 11: All Libraries are closed. (Thanksgiving Day)

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Register online at: www.RecEnrollVaughan.ca

2010/2011 Fall & Winter

REGISTER FOR FALL & WINTER AT THE SAME TIME!

RECREATION GUIDE A FULL MENU OF LEISURE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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• ARTS & CULTURE • BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL • CREATIVE & VISUAL ARTS • FITNESS • SKATING & SHINNY HOCKEY • HEALTH & WELLNESS • PARKS & TRAILS • PLAYSCHOOLS • SCHOOL BREAK • SPECIAL NEEDS • SPORTS • SWIMMING • YOUTH DROP-IN

2010/2011 FALL & WINTER REGISTRATION START DATES:

For more details on TRAC, Reading Buddies and helping seniors bridge the digital divide, please refer to the teen section of your local library program listings, visit www.vaughanpl.info or join Vaughan Public Libraries' Teen Vortex Page on Facebook.

General Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, August 18 School Break Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, August 18 Swimming Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 19-26 (refer to specific pool) Kid’s Club (Before & After School) . . . .Ongoing (IN PERSON ONLY) Swimming Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ongoing

The Guide is also available online at www.vaughan.ca. For more information, call 905-832-8500.


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