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Asian heritage Festival at Ansley Grove Library Saturday, may 7, 1 - 4 p.m. Vaughan Public Libraries kicks off Asian Heritage Month with a festival of family events. Join us for performances by local dance and martial arts groups, activities for the whole family, and a visit from the creators of The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear. Experience all that multicultural Vaughan has to

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offer! Please drop in. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY ChINESE BRuSh PAINtING Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Get creative at the library during Asian Heritage Month! See a demonstration on Chinese brush painting and then create a landscape or flower, using techniques from this ancient art. Family members will enjoy this event. All materials will be provided. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 7 and up. tAIwAN SuBLImE – PhOtO ExhIBItION May 3 - May 31 The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto will present "Taiwan Sublime" which comprises several series of photographs taken by famous Taiwanese photographers who have crisscrossed Taiwan and its small sister islands with the aim of creating a record of its natural and human wonders. The subjects covered include Taiwan’s festivals, traditional arts, folkways, and elevated visions of natural Taiwan. The photos are all eye-catching, enchanting and intoxicating. BAthuRSt CLARK RESOuRCE LIBRARY A SPLENdId ChINESE mORNING Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join the New Canadian Community Centre for a morning of singing, folk dancing, martial arts, Tai Chi and more. No registration required. duFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY ARt ExhIBIt May 1 - May 31 Works of Chinese brush paintings, children’s book illustrations, and watercolor paintings by Winnie Ng and Yumiko Yamamoto will be on display in the lobby for the month of May. ChINESE BRuSh PAINtING Saturday, May 21, 2 - 3 p.m. Get creative at the library during Asian Heritage Month! See a demonstration on Chinese brush painting and then create a landscape or flower, using techniques from this ancient art. Family members will enjoy this event. All materials are provided. For ages 7 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

mAPLE LIBRARY AuthOR VISIt Wednesday, May 4, 1 - 2 p.m. Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with a visit from author and dragon boat racer - Arlene Chan, author of Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival. For ages 9-11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ORIGAmI FuN! Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Want to learn how to make a paper crane? How about a leaping frog? Or maybe a ninja star? Join us, as instructors from T & Y Innovative Education show us how to do all these things and more! For ages 7-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. PIERRE BERtON RESOuRCE LIBRARY GEt INKEd: hENNA BOdY ARt Tuesday, May 10, 7 - 8 p.m. Learn why the amazing art of henna is as popular today as it was thousands of years ago. Plan your own design and apply it to your skin to create art that will last for weeks! Please pre-register at the Welcome Desk. For ages 13 and up. Participants will be asked to have a disclaimer and photo permission form signed by their parent or guardian before the start of the program. wOOdBRIdGE LIBRARY hINdI KAVI SAmmELAN (POEtRY CONFERENCE) Saturday, May 14, 2 - 4 p.m. The Hindi Literature and Culture Circle is pleased to present a “Kavi Sammelan” (Poetry Conference), a free poetry reading in the Hindi language by local poets and poetry lovers, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

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MARCH BREAK HEADQUARTERS ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM

mANtRA mEdItAtION Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn and enjoy "Mantra Meditation," a magical chanting of sound vibrations in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Presented by Meditation Toronto. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

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ARtIStS • PhOtOGRAPhERS • wRItERS • VIdEOGRAPhERS Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) celebrated the VPL Teen Awards honouring the Early Harvest Competition winners, the Top Readers from the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and VPL’s teen volunteers, October 20, 2010, at The City Playhouse Theatre. All teens were presented with a certificate for their achievements and the 27 Early Harvest award winners were presented with cash prizes of up to $100 for their creative accomplishments in the categories of writing, photography, videography, painting and sketching. This year’s awards reception featured entertainment by 12-year old Canadian pop artist Alyssa Rubino. Alyssa and her dance crew kicked off the awards ceremony with an energetic and enjoyable performance! The Early Harvest magazine features the award-winning artwork and is available throughout all seven branches of VPL. Watch for news on Early Harvest 2011 at your local library and at www.vaughanpl.info. Entry forms will be available online March 1. Entry deadline is May 12.

SKEtChING & PAINtING my world 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Robert Thompson Julian Quattrociocchi Michelle Su

the People 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Around me Melissa Thompson Rhiannon Knibbe Danielle Zandueta

VIdEO 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Arkin Sampath Anjelo Niko L. Acob, Anthony Iannarella, Erin Mitchell, Joshua Soosaithasan Katya Kisselev

POEtRY 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

“Yonge and Eglinton” by Edmee Nataprawira “The Sunset” by Shayna Goldenberg “This Trip Down Memory Lane is Hard for me to Explain” by Stefano Recchia

PhOtOGRAPhY my world 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Daniel Zanon Stefano Recchia Kara Schuringa

the People 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Around me Victoria DeRooy Marcel Mazzuca Samantha Bifolchi

digitally manipulated 1st Prize Mitchell Castellano 2nd Prize Theo Tsanas 3rd Prize Louisa Au

ShORt StORY 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

“Made” by Tali Voron “The Book” by Jordi Klein “Broken Bottles” by Courtney Firestone

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COmmuNItY BLOOmS: ARt IS IN thE LIBRARY Wake up the artist within at the library. Come and discover the joy of painting as you create your first of many masterpieces. Your finished artwork will be displayed at a later date, on a VPL art wall. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Space is limited. Ansley Grove Library Saturday, April 9, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Sunday, April 10, 2 - 4 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Saturday, March 26, 2 - 3 p.m. maple Library Monday, April 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturday, April 2, 2 - 3 p.m. woodbridge Library Wednesday, April 6, 5 - 6 p.m. COmmuNItY BLOOmS: GALA ARt dISPLAY All participants of the Community Blooms: Art is in the Library program are invited to join us for the Gala Art Wall opening. Young artists, along with their family and friends are invited to this Gallery event. Come and take a picture of your work of art and enjoy some snacks and conversation with other like-minded artists. If possible, please let us know how many family and friends will be joining you in advance. No registration required. Ansley Grove Library Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 8 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Saturday, April 16, 2 - 3 p.m.

EARth dAY CELEBRAtION Calling all Earth fans! Come to the library to observe Earth Day with exciting conservation activities and some tips about reducing, reusing and recycling. No registration required. dufferin Clark Library Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 7:30 p.m. LIttLE GREEN thumBS Spring into Spring with stories and songs about gardening and plants. Enjoy a storytime for the whole family. No registration required. Ansley Grove Library Tuesday, April 26, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Monday, April 11, 7 - 8 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Tuesday, May 10, 7 - 7:30 p.m. maple Library Thursday, April 21, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Monday, April 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m. woodbridge Library Tuesday, April 5, 10:30 - 11 a.m. PAINt A POt & PLANt A SEEd Celebrate Earth Day by showing your green thumb! Paint a clay pot at the library, take it home with you along with some soil and seeds, and watch your plant grow! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. maple Library Thursday, April 21, 4 - 5 p.m.

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CARING FOR YOuR tREES & ShRuBS Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, March 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for 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, x5639. CREAtING A LuSCIOuS LAwN thE NAtuRAL wAY maple Library Wednesday, May 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for expert advice on how to choose the right grass varieties for your soil and light conditions, and how to mow, water and fertilize for optimal health. Please register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600 x5639. GARdEN SOLutIONS: ASK A mAStER GARdENER dufferin Clark Library Saturdays, May 21 - June 4, 12 - 2 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturdays, April 16 - May 7, 1 - 3 p.m. The Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners will be in the library to give free gardening advice and tips. No registration required. GARdENING tALKS dufferin Clark Library Saturday, May 14, 12 - 2 p.m. Join the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners for a series of four, fifteen minute talks each followed by a Q&A session. Topics include: preparing your garden for planting, best shrubs and trees for suburban gardens and choosing the best annuals and perennials for all year excitement. No registration required. PLANtING A KItChEN GARdEN Bathurst Clark Resource Library Wednesday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for expert advice on seed-starting, planting, watering, training and harvesting. Register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600, x 5639.


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

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F PIERRE BERtON RESOuRCE LIBRARY 4921 Rutherford Rd. Monday - Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

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

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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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Design and Layout Elyse Trojman Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4105 or email: elyse.trojman@vaughan.ca Our address: 900 Clark Avenue West Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 www.vaughanpl.info Vaughan Public Library Board Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Rosanna DeFrancesca Michael Di Biase Isabella Ferrara Vivek Gupta Marilyn Iafrate Stephen Kerwin Grace Locilento Michael McKenzie Pradeep Puri Gino Rosati Suri Rosen Devender Sandhu 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.

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Welcome to Vaughan Public Libraries.

Your guide to branches, locations, hours and programs.

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Kleinburg Library Maple Library

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March Break Headquarters

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Pierre Berton Resource Library

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Woodbridge Library

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Library News

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Using Your Library VPL Fast Facts

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Map of Library Locations

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Ansley Grove Library 350 Ansley Grove Road

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. GEt hOPPY At thE LIBRARY! Saturday, April 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for an hour of fun and frolic and share some eggcellent tales as we celebrate the holiday. Don't miss the Easter egg hunt! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COmPutER tRAINING Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. 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. No program on Thursday, March 17. SAtuRdAY KIdS’ CLuB Saturdays, 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. No program on May 7. 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 an appointment.

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.

tEEN PROGRAmS GEt INKEd: hENNA BOdY ARt Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn why the amazing art of henna is as popular today as it was thousands of years ago. Plan your own design and apply it to your skin to create art that will last for weeks! For ages 14-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Participants will be asked to have a disclaimer and photo permission form signed by their parent or guardian before the start of the program. Registration is limited to 15 participants. mOVIE BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Contact the Youth Services Librarian to pick a movie and book a time for your group to watch. Minimum of six participants. For all ages. ONE-ON-ONE COmPutER tRAINING 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. tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Tuesdays, March 8 & 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5 & 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3, 17 & 31, 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.

mARCh BREAK! IAN CRAwFORd’S mAGIC OF REAdING Thursday, March 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. See page 11 for details.

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twEEN CLuB Wednesdays, March 9 & 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 6 & 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays, May 4 & 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Share your love of books, create art and crafts and participate in a bunch of tween-focused activities. For ages 10-14. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. 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 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. BOOK CLuBS - CLASSIC Wednesday, May 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss the 20th century classic Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CLuBS - CONtEmPORARY Wednesday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss the 2009 Giller Prize winner, The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Whether you apply for your library card in person or online, you will need to bring one of the following to verify your information: • proof of your home address in Vaughan • registration at a school or college in Vaughan, or • proof of employment in Vaughan Children can get their own library cards. If they are 16 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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StRAtEGIC PLANNING FOCuS GROuPS Help Shape the Future Direction of Your Libraries! We want to hear from you to help shape the future direction of your Libraries! We are hosting three focus groups to capture broad-based community input to help guide the future direction for Vaughan Public Libraries’ 2012-2015 Strategic Plan. We will be assessing Vaughan Public Libraries’ strengths, weaknesses and priorities. Below is a list of opportunities for you to join us. Many thanks in advance for your consideration and contributions. Please register with Pat Yovdoshuk at vpl.admin@vaughan.ca or by phone at 905-653-7323 x4103. tuesday, march 1 Bathurst Clark Resource Library 900 Clark Ave., W. 7 – 8 p.m.

tuesday, march 8 Maple Library 10190 Keele St. 7 – 8 p.m.

VPL LAuNChES ItS NEw tEEN VORtEx! Check out VPL’s new Teen Vortex - a blog featuring book and movie reviews, information on music, manga, anime and comics! Explore great book lists, upcoming programs, volunteer opportunities and all the library news that’s fit to post.

wednesday, march 9 Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Rd. 7 – 8 p.m.

CELEBRAtE NAtIONAL YOuth wEEK wIth thE huNGER GAmES At VPL! May 1 - 8 Join us at Bathurst Clark Resource Library as we celebrate by hosting the first ever VPL Hunger Games! Test your skills in this after-hours program to see if you have what it takes to survive this event based on the Hunger Games Trilogy! There will be games, food, prizes, and much more!

CANCER: AN OVERVIEw FOR mEN ANd wOmEN Tuesday, April 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as a representative from the Canadian Cancer Society discusses cancer screening, risk factors and prevention. Topics include: prostate, testicular, breast, cervical, ovarian, skin, colon and lung cancer. For ages 18 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. EFFECtIVE JOB SEARCh ANd CAREER PLANNING wORKShOP Thursday, May 19, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Looking for work or seeking re-employment? Come and join us for a workshop led by a representative from the Next Steps Employment Centre (Vaughan). This informative session will include an overview of the current labour market, job search strategies, career planning techniques, and resume writing. Please bring a valid VPL library card for access to the Career Cruising database. Ages 18+. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

hOw tO BuILd A mARKEtING CAmPAIGN Tuesday, April 12, 6 - 8 p.m. Calling all business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people and others interested in learning more about how to effectively market products and services for your business. A representative from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) will review leading techniques for developing and implementing a marketing campaign. Ages 18+. 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. Maximum of four sessions per customer. OPEN BOOK ChAt Wednesday, March 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Is there a book you love that you think everyone should read? Please join us for a lively, free-wheeling discussion about your favourite books. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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As of May 2, VPL customers will be able to place holds on all Blu-Ray titles available in the catalogue. This means that you can have Blu-Ray titles sent to the library of your choosing for pick-up! VPL will continue to receive Fast Track copies of new Blu-Ray titles, as well as receiving circulating copies. Flex those fingers, go to www.vaughanpl.info and start making those requests!

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

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BORN tO REAd Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning.

huNGER GAmES Friday, May 6, 6 - 8:30 p.m. “Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun…” Your name has been selected for your district, and now you’re entering the Hunger Games. Test your skills at the library and see if you have what it takes to survive in the arena. Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour! For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

AROuNd thE tABLE - A BOOK CLuB Tuesday, March 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. Our selections are: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (March 29); A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (May 3); Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (May 31). 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. REAdY tO REAd Tuesdays, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. tOddLING tO REAd Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning.

tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Thursdays, March 3 & 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 & 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 & 19, 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. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

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CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

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. ENGLISh AS A SECONd LANGuAGE CLASS (ESL) Learn to communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. This program is co-sponsored by the York Region District School Board and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Proof of immigration status required. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSAtION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers you will discuss interesting topics and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. Proof of immigration status required. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VPL OFFERS PROGRAmS thE At NORth thORNhILL COmmuNItY CENtRE 300 PLEASANt RIdGE AVENuE Join us on Thursday afternoons for Born to Read (infants up to 18 months) from 2:30 – 3 p.m. or Family Storytime (for the whole family) from 3:30 – 4 p.m at the new North Thornhill Community Centre. 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. There will be no programs on March 17.

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CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

REAdING BuddIES VOLuNtEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due:: Monday, March 7.

ChESS CLuB Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. Please drop in. REAd wIth mE Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a half hour of interactive stories, songs and activities. Explore some fun ideas for developing literacy and a love of reading. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. REAdING BuddIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Sunday, March 20. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/reading_buddies. SAtuRdAY mOVIES Saturdays, starting March 5, 2 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. Children are asked to bring their parents with them. Open to everyone. No registration required.

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AduLt PROGRAmS AduLt BOOK CLuBS Monday, March 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 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 selections. Our book selections are: March by Geraldine Brooks (March 28), Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay (April 18) and The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (May 30). 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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FREE tAx CLINICS Monday, March 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Individuals with rental income and/or business income do not qualify for the Free CA Tax Clinics program, regardless of the amount of income. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment. 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 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. ARthRItIS ANd SELF hELP thursday, march 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Learn about the importance of becoming and remaining physically active with a number of exercise and physical activities. Presented by the Arthritis Society. GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS thursday, April 21,2 - 3:30 p.m. This is an introductory session for folks interested in getting started in genealogy and family research. Presented by Subramanya Bargula. hOw tO mAINtAIN A “hEALthY hEARt” thursday, may 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m. In this information-packed seminar, you will learn: how the heart works, warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack and stroke and how to reduce your risk factors, etc. Presented by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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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. FREE tAx CLINICS March 1 - March 31 Chartered accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Individuals with rental or business income or deceased individuals are not eligible. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

ChINESE INFORmAtION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS 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.

POEtRY mONth CELEBRAtION Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Vaughan Poets' Circle is proud to present a celebration of National Poetry Month through public readings by member poets. We welcome all library members and poetry lovers to attend. Attendees may sign up for an open mike to read their own poetry which will take place between 12:00 and 12:30. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Please drop in. VAuGhAN POEtS' CIRCLE Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 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.

StudY hALL April 4 - 28 Need a place to study for exams? The library's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Study hall will be open from 9 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check Out Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s New Look! Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s Teen Area now offers a vibrant, comfortable spot that is perfect for group study. As part of the Library’s renovations, the expanded Teen Area features beautiful new amethyst-coloured booths, wooden shelving and new carpeting. Teens can drop in to enjoy this great new space to work on their next school project together with their friends! Funding for this project was provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Vaughan.

STUDY HALL WILL BE CLOSEd FOR THE FOLLOWING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS. Friday, April 22 Good Friday (closed) Sunday, April 24 Easter Sunday (closed) Monday, April 25 Easter Monday (closed)

Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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BORN tO REAd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required.

ChOOSE YOuR OwN mOVIE Monday, May 2, 4 - 6 p.m. Come to the library to watch a free movie that ‘you’ picked! Cast your vote by April 21 on what you want to see. Winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. The film may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

FAmILY StORYtImE Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! Special storytimes for Easter (April 19) and Mother’s Day (May 3). No registration required.

wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Volunteers must be in grades 9-12. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/tech_savvy.

LEGO mANIA Saturday, April 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Space is limited! For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. wII FOR FwII Saturday, April 9, 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. VPL offers programs at the

North Thornhill Community Centre! See page 6.

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. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. dAtABASE tRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers. Book a one-on-one session with the Adult Services Librarian.

dIGItAL COLLECtIONS tutORIAL Wednesday, March 9, 7 - 8 p.m. Want to start downloading eBooks from the library on to your eReader but don't know where to begin? We'll teach you everything you need to know about VPL’s digital collections! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. FREE tAx CLINICS Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 6 - 9 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. 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 an appointment. uSING VPL'S LIBRARY CAtALOGuE Join us for a tour of VPL’s online catalogue. Learn how to search for a book, place a hold and view your record. Please bring your library card. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book an appointment. wEdNESdAYS At thE mOVIES Wednesdays, March 2, 16 & 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 11 & 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided.

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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.

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

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COmPutER BASICS - SERIES 1 Tuesdays, March 8 & 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 1 includes two sessions: Meet the Mouse & MS Word Basics. These sessions will help you learn how to use a keyboard and mouse, as well as how to use the Microsoft Word program to create and save a document. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSAtION CIRCLE Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Why not get together with our excellent volunteers to practice? To cater to your specific English level, you will be matched with a volunteer and practice an hour a week on a one-on-one basis. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COmPutER BASICS – SERIES 2 Thursdays, April 7 & 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 19 & 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 2 includes two sessions: Internet Part I and Part II. These sessions will help you learn how to use a search engine, and specifically how to find information on VPL’s website and catalogue, local government websites, and Google maps. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSAtION CIRCLE VOLuNtEERS NEEdEd The Pierre Berton Resource Library is looking for English speaking volunteers to participate in the ESL Conversation Circle. Volunteers will help our newcomers improve their spoken English through informal conversations. To cater to ESL learners’ individual English levels, volunteers and ESL learners will be matched one-on-one and practice in the library for an hour a week. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COmPutER BASICS – SERIES 3 Thursdays, May 5 - May 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 17 - May 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 3 includes two sessions: Email Made Easy Parts I & II. These sessions will help you set up a free email account, and then teach you how to send and receive emails, manage email folders, and more. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. dYNAmIC RESumE wORKShOP Tuesday, March 1, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 - 4 p.m. This workshop, offered by COSTI Employment Services, will help you learn how to write a targeted resume with accomplishment statements, understand what information employers look for on your resume, as well as understand the different styles of resumes and which one markets your skills and abilities most effectively. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. EmPLOYmENt SERVICES FOR BuSINESSES IN VAuGhAN - mEEtING YOuR EmPLOYmENt NEEdS Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find out how to save time and recruitment costs! Presented by COSTI, this workshop is available to any registered company doing business in Ontario. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

FREE tAx CLINICS Saturday, March 5, 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Chartered accountants will prepare your tax return for free. Eligibility for the program: total annual household income is less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SENIORS ANd INCOmE tAx Tuesday, March 29, 2 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2 - 4 p.m. The Canada Revenue Agency will provide an overview of tax issues that impact seniors. Topics include: income, credits, paying taxes, filing a return, special situations, and where to get help. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

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AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Monday, May 9, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 7 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BE A POEt Wednesday, April 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Poetry is playing with words - mixing them up, turning them around, standing them on their heads. In celebration of Poetry Month, come enjoy some wordplay, hear some great poetry, and make some new friends. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information. 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. GEt hOPPY At thE LIBRARY! Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an hour of fun and frolic and share some eggcellent tales as we celebrate the holiday. For ages 4-10. No registration required.

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mOthER'S dAY tEA PARtY Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to bring their favourite lady to the library for tea and treats. Share your favourite children's book and create a unique bookmark keepsake. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. REAdY tO REAd Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Saturday, March 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, April 9 & 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, May 7 & 21, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-11. No registration required. tOddLING tO REAd Fridays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

tEEN PROGRAmS FRIdAY FLICKS Friday, March 25, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 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. GEt CRAFtY! Thursday, April 21, 3 - 4 p.m. Come and get creative at the library! All supplies will be provided and teens of all skill levels are welcome. We'll be welcoming spring by making butterflies of all kinds. For ages 12-16. No registration required.

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tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Thursdays, March 10 & 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 & 28, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, May 12 & 26, 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 VAmPIRE SuPPORt GROuP Thursday, March 3, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 4 - 5 p.m. Come to our vampire support group to share your favourite stories and characters (from Dracula to Damon), participate in activities and discuss the many different types of vampires and vampire fiction. For ages 13-18. No registration required. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

AduLt PROGRAmS 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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ChILdREN’S PROGRAmS BORN tO REAd Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required. CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information. FAmILY FLICKS @ thE LIBRARY Monday, March 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 2, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. For all ages. No registration required. hAPPY mOthER'S dAY! Wednesday, May 4, 7 - 8 p.m. Don't know what to give Mom for Mothers Day? Come make a gift for Mom and show her you care. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. hIPPItY hOP tO EAStER Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Easter with songs, stories and fingerplays! For children of all ages with a parent or caregiver. No registration required. KIdS’ BOOK CLuBS Monday, March 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 30, 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 Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Mar. 28, books available Feb. 28), Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by Hergé (April 18, books available Mar. 28) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (May 30, books available Apr. 18). For ages 8-11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

mAPLE PANCAKE FESt PuPPEt ShOw Saturday, April 9, 11 - 11:45 a.m. Come and celebrate the Maple Pancake Fest at the library with a puppet show performed by Applefun Puppetry! Fun for the whole family. No registration required. REAdY tO REAd Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. 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.

tEEN PROGRAmS FAShIONIzAtION Wednesday, April 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Change is always a good thing - especially when it comes to fashion. Tired of your jeans? Your shirt? Your shoes? Bring your stuff in and we'll show you how to redesign them or make something new! Fashion re-creations are sew and no-sew. Please bring some old clothes (shirts, pants, socks, etc.) to craft with. For ages 12-18. 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! Ask at the Information Desk for more details. For ages 14 and up. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. VPL offers programs at the

AduLt PROGRAmS AduLt BOOK CLuBS Thursday, March 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. The book selections are: In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson(March 3); Winter Vault by Anne Michaels (April 7); Color of Water by James McBride (May 5). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. FREE tAx CLINICS Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LIBRARY SEttLEmENt PARtNERShIP (LSP) PROGRAmS AT MAPLE LIBRARY GLOBAL ExPERIENCE ONtARIO: AN ACCESS & RESOuRCE CENtRE FOR INtERNAtIONALLY tRAINEd PROFESSIONALS Wednesday, April 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m. A representative from Global Experience Ontario will explain how to develop Career Maps for your profession, obtain professional recognition in Ontario and find out the right training to support your profession. INCOmE tAx: AN INFORmAtION SESSION Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. An expert from Revenue Canada will explain about the Canadian tax system and filing an income tax return. Taxpayers' rights and responsibilities, eligibility for GST credit and the Child Tax Benefit will also be covered. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-7323 Ext. 4508.

North Thornhill Community Centre!

905-653-REAd(7323)

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March Break Headquarters March Break Headquarters March Break Headquarters ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

BRIdGE tO tERABIthIA Friday, March 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Venture into the world of your imagination as we celebrate this classic book! Come to the library for an afternoon of fantasy and fun, and create your own imaginary kingdom! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ENCYCLOPEdIA BROwN: whIz KId Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Who’s the smartest kid in town? No one beats Encyclopedia Brown! Come learn tips and tricks from one of the best boy detectives. Secret writing, code cracking and a mystery hunt are all part of the fun. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. GERONImO StILtON: SECREt AGENt Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Extra! Extra! Read all about it in the Rodents’ Gazette! Geronimo Stilton needs your help to avoid all kinds of trouble when he becomes a Secret Agent. Help him get the vital information that has gone missing. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mARCh BREAK mOVIE mAdNESS Sunday, March 13, 2 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2 - 4 p.m. The library goes Hollywood! Come on over and watch a great movie this March Break. Lots of fun for the whole family! Refreshments will be provided. The three movies that will be playing are The Cat in the Hat, The Bridge to Terabithia and James and the Giant Peach. No registration required. thE SERIOuSLY SILLY dR. SuESS Saturday, March 12, 2 - 3 p.m. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! There's a Wocket in My Pocket! I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! Only from the mind of author Dr. Seuss! Come to the library and celebrate all things Seuss, with games and activities that feature his most famous books For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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wE'RE 'ROALd dAhL-Ed' uP! Saturday, March 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Is your teacher a Trunchbull or a Miss Honey? Come and find out at the library! Explore the wacky world of author Roald Dahl and his fantastic cast of characters! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LEt'S GO tO thE mOVIES Monday, March 14, 2 - 4 p.m. Enjoy a family film... for FREE! Children under 8 years old must be accompanied to the movie by a parent or adult caregiver. Refreshments provided. See you at the show! For all ages. No registration required.

wII BREAK By Appointment Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound...and did we mention it's free? For ages 13-18. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

wII BREAK By Appointment Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Contact the Youth Services Librarian to book a time for your group to play. Minimum of six participants. For all ages.

duFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

KLEINBuRG LIBRARY

BAGALICIOuS Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us at the library for a special program to design your own, one of a kind canvas bag. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

BAthuRSt CLARK RESOuRCE LIBRARY

BEAdING FuN Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Let's have fun together. Bead a gift for you and your friends. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? 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 6-11. No registration required.

AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Thursday, March 17, 3 - 4 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 8 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BIEBER FEVER! Tuesday, March 15, 3 - 4 p.m. Bonkers for Bieber? Come to the library and see our newest Justin Bieber books and CDs. Test your knowledge against other huge Bieber fans. Join us for games and crafts. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. duCt tAPE 101 Wednesday, March 16, 3 - 4 p.m. Is there anything duct tape can't do? Come to the library and we'll show you some cool ideas for things you can make with everybody's favourite sticky substance! For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LEGO mANIA Friday, March 18, 3 - 4 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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ChOOSE YOuR OwN mARCh BREAK mOVIE Monday, March 14, 4 - 6 p.m. Calling all teens - come to the library to watch a free movie that ‘you’ picked! Cast your vote on what film will be shown; the voting deadline is March 6. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments will be provided. The film may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised. mARShmALLOw ChALLENGE Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Come to the library and show us your creativity. Let’s have some fun together and build a tall free-standing structure from marshmallow and spaghetti. For ages 6-8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Saturday, March 19, 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. ROCK 'N' ROLL BINGO Saturday, March 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us at the library for a special Bingo program with lots of fun and goodies to give away. Hurry!!! Space is limited. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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mAPLE LIBRARY GEt CRAFtY: RAINBOw mAGIC FAIRIES Tuesday, March 15, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up as your favourite Rainbow Magic Fairy. Join us at the library to make fairy crafts, play games and have lots of fun! For ages 6-9. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mARCh BREAK mOVIE Monday, March 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Watch a movie the whole family will enjoy! For all ages. No registration required. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. SLEEPOVER AdVENtuRE! Wednesday, March 16, 1 - 6 p.m. Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you're sleeping? Come in anytime on Wednesday before 6 p.m. with your stuffed animal, decorate their name tag, and then leave them overnight at the library. The next day, come in to pick up your buddy and take a look at some pictures of what they did at the library when no one was watching! For all ages. No registration required. wII FOR FwII Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

PIERRE BERtON RESOuRCE LIBRARY

FANCY NANCY tEA PARtY Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Calling all glamour girls! Get ready to have a marvelous time, wear your fanciest clothes, and speak your fanciest words at our Fancy Nancy Tea Party. For ages 6-8. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. GEt CRAFtY: RAINBOw mAGIC FAIRIES Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up as your favourite Rainbow Magic Fairy. Join us at the library to make fairy picture frames and doorhangers, play games and have lots of fun! For ages 6-9. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. JuStIN BIEBER FEVER Friday, March 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Bonkers for Bieber? Come to the library and see our newest Justin Bieber books and CDs. Test your knowledge against other huge Bieber fans. Join us for games and crafts. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SLIthERY SERPENtS & VENOmOuS VIPERS Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Snakes are truly radical, sometimes terrifying, always fascinating. You know you’ll have fun exploring the world of the serpent with games, riddles and stories. For ages 8-12. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Saturday, March 12, 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. wII FOR FwII Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 7-12. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited.

905-653-REAd(7323)

wOOdBRIdGE LIBRARY

AFtERNOON OF A wImPY KId Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 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 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Monday, March 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 6 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mYthBuStERS Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Do you have what it takes to be a Mythbuster? Think it's as easy as it looks on TV? Come to the library and use your scientific skills to debunk a series of myths through fun activities and experiments. For ages 10 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

IAN CRAwFORd’S mAGIC OF REAdING Join us at the library for a fun-filled family magic show that combines magic, storytelling and puppetry with lots of laughs and fun. Children will experience the magic in their own hands and learn that there is magic in every book. For all ages. Admission is $2.00. Please pick up tickets at the Check Out Desk. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, March 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Monday, March 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. maple Library Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m.

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March Break Headquarters March Break Headquarters March Break Headquarters ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

BRIdGE tO tERABIthIA Friday, March 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Venture into the world of your imagination as we celebrate this classic book! Come to the library for an afternoon of fantasy and fun, and create your own imaginary kingdom! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ENCYCLOPEdIA BROwN: whIz KId Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Who’s the smartest kid in town? No one beats Encyclopedia Brown! Come learn tips and tricks from one of the best boy detectives. Secret writing, code cracking and a mystery hunt are all part of the fun. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. GERONImO StILtON: SECREt AGENt Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Extra! Extra! Read all about it in the Rodents’ Gazette! Geronimo Stilton needs your help to avoid all kinds of trouble when he becomes a Secret Agent. Help him get the vital information that has gone missing. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mARCh BREAK mOVIE mAdNESS Sunday, March 13, 2 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2 - 4 p.m. The library goes Hollywood! Come on over and watch a great movie this March Break. Lots of fun for the whole family! Refreshments will be provided. The three movies that will be playing are The Cat in the Hat, The Bridge to Terabithia and James and the Giant Peach. No registration required. thE SERIOuSLY SILLY dR. SuESS Saturday, March 12, 2 - 3 p.m. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! There's a Wocket in My Pocket! I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! Only from the mind of author Dr. Seuss! Come to the library and celebrate all things Seuss, with games and activities that feature his most famous books For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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wE'RE 'ROALd dAhL-Ed' uP! Saturday, March 19, 2 - 3 p.m. Is your teacher a Trunchbull or a Miss Honey? Come and find out at the library! Explore the wacky world of author Roald Dahl and his fantastic cast of characters! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LEt'S GO tO thE mOVIES Monday, March 14, 2 - 4 p.m. Enjoy a family film... for FREE! Children under 8 years old must be accompanied to the movie by a parent or adult caregiver. Refreshments provided. See you at the show! For all ages. No registration required.

wII BREAK By Appointment Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound...and did we mention it's free? For ages 13-18. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment.

wII BREAK By Appointment Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and play some Wii on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Contact the Youth Services Librarian to book a time for your group to play. Minimum of six participants. For all ages.

duFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

KLEINBuRG LIBRARY

BAGALICIOuS Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us at the library for a special program to design your own, one of a kind canvas bag. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

BAthuRSt CLARK RESOuRCE LIBRARY

BEAdING FuN Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Let's have fun together. Bead a gift for you and your friends. For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? 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 6-11. No registration required.

AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Thursday, March 17, 3 - 4 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 8 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BIEBER FEVER! Tuesday, March 15, 3 - 4 p.m. Bonkers for Bieber? Come to the library and see our newest Justin Bieber books and CDs. Test your knowledge against other huge Bieber fans. Join us for games and crafts. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. duCt tAPE 101 Wednesday, March 16, 3 - 4 p.m. Is there anything duct tape can't do? Come to the library and we'll show you some cool ideas for things you can make with everybody's favourite sticky substance! For ages 9-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. LEGO mANIA Friday, March 18, 3 - 4 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

spring 2011

ChOOSE YOuR OwN mARCh BREAK mOVIE Monday, March 14, 4 - 6 p.m. Calling all teens - come to the library to watch a free movie that ‘you’ picked! Cast your vote on what film will be shown; the voting deadline is March 6. The winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments will be provided. The film may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised. mARShmALLOw ChALLENGE Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Come to the library and show us your creativity. Let’s have some fun together and build a tall free-standing structure from marshmallow and spaghetti. For ages 6-8. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Saturday, March 19, 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. ROCK 'N' ROLL BINGO Saturday, March 12, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us at the library for a special Bingo program with lots of fun and goodies to give away. Hurry!!! Space is limited. For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

www.vaughanpl.info

mAPLE LIBRARY GEt CRAFtY: RAINBOw mAGIC FAIRIES Tuesday, March 15, 3 - 4 p.m. Dress up as your favourite Rainbow Magic Fairy. Join us at the library to make fairy crafts, play games and have lots of fun! For ages 6-9. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mARCh BREAK mOVIE Monday, March 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Watch a movie the whole family will enjoy! For all ages. No registration required. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. SLEEPOVER AdVENtuRE! Wednesday, March 16, 1 - 6 p.m. Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you're sleeping? Come in anytime on Wednesday before 6 p.m. with your stuffed animal, decorate their name tag, and then leave them overnight at the library. The next day, come in to pick up your buddy and take a look at some pictures of what they did at the library when no one was watching! For all ages. No registration required. wII FOR FwII Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

PIERRE BERtON RESOuRCE LIBRARY

FANCY NANCY tEA PARtY Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Calling all glamour girls! Get ready to have a marvelous time, wear your fanciest clothes, and speak your fanciest words at our Fancy Nancy Tea Party. For ages 6-8. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. GEt CRAFtY: RAINBOw mAGIC FAIRIES Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Dress up as your favourite Rainbow Magic Fairy. Join us at the library to make fairy picture frames and doorhangers, play games and have lots of fun! For ages 6-9. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. JuStIN BIEBER FEVER Friday, March 18, 2 - 3 p.m. Bonkers for Bieber? Come to the library and see our newest Justin Bieber books and CDs. Test your knowledge against other huge Bieber fans. Join us for games and crafts. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SLIthERY SERPENtS & VENOmOuS VIPERS Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 p.m. Snakes are truly radical, sometimes terrifying, always fascinating. You know you’ll have fun exploring the world of the serpent with games, riddles and stories. For ages 8-12. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited. StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Saturday, March 12, 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. wII FOR FwII Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m. Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 7-12. Name tags will be available from the Youth Desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Attendance is limited.

905-653-REAd(7323)

wOOdBRIdGE LIBRARY

AFtERNOON OF A wImPY KId Wednesday, March 16, 2 - 3 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 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Monday, March 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 6 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. mYthBuStERS Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. Do you have what it takes to be a Mythbuster? Think it's as easy as it looks on TV? Come to the library and use your scientific skills to debunk a series of myths through fun activities and experiments. For ages 10 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

IAN CRAwFORd’S mAGIC OF REAdING Join us at the library for a fun-filled family magic show that combines magic, storytelling and puppetry with lots of laughs and fun. Children will experience the magic in their own hands and learn that there is magic in every book. For all ages. Admission is $2.00. Please pick up tickets at the Check Out Desk. Ansley Grove Library Thursday, March 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Monday, March 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Thursday, March 17, 2 - 3 p.m. maple Library Monday, March 14, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Road

AStRONOmY FOR KIdS! Monday, May 9, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Celebrate astronomy and join special guest Leslie Harvey from the Royal Astronomical Society and find out how to locate constellations and learn about the planets. For ages 7 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BE A POEt Wednesday, April 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Poetry is playing with words - mixing them up, turning them around, standing them on their heads. In celebration of Poetry Month, come enjoy some wordplay, hear some great poetry, and make some new friends. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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. CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information. 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. GEt hOPPY At thE LIBRARY! Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an hour of fun and frolic and share some eggcellent tales as we celebrate the holiday. For ages 4-10. No registration required.

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mOthER'S dAY tEA PARtY Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to bring their favourite lady to the library for tea and treats. Share your favourite children's book and create a unique bookmark keepsake. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. REAdY tO REAd Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. StORIES ANd StRuCtuRES Saturday, March 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, April 9 & 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Saturdays, May 7 & 21, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGOmaniac? Then join our awesome club. Listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. For ages 6-11. No registration required. tOddLING tO REAd Fridays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. No registration required.

tEEN PROGRAmS FRIdAY FLICKS Friday, March 25, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 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. GEt CRAFtY! Thursday, April 21, 3 - 4 p.m. Come and get creative at the library! All supplies will be provided and teens of all skill levels are welcome. We'll be welcoming spring by making butterflies of all kinds. For ages 12-16. No registration required.

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tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Thursdays, March 10 & 24, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 & 28, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursdays, May 12 & 26, 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 VAmPIRE SuPPORt GROuP Thursday, March 3, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 4 - 5 p.m. Come to our vampire support group to share your favourite stories and characters (from Dracula to Damon), participate in activities and discuss the many different types of vampires and vampire fiction. For ages 13-18. No registration required. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

AduLt PROGRAmS 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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ChILdREN’S PROGRAmS BORN tO REAd Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required. CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information. FAmILY FLICKS @ thE LIBRARY Monday, March 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 2, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Join us at the library for free family flicks. For all ages. No registration required. hAPPY mOthER'S dAY! Wednesday, May 4, 7 - 8 p.m. Don't know what to give Mom for Mothers Day? Come make a gift for Mom and show her you care. For ages 8-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. hIPPItY hOP tO EAStER Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Easter with songs, stories and fingerplays! For children of all ages with a parent or caregiver. No registration required. KIdS’ BOOK CLuBS Monday, March 28, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, May 30, 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 Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Mar. 28, books available Feb. 28), Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by Hergé (April 18, books available Mar. 28) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (May 30, books available Apr. 18). For ages 8-11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

mAPLE PANCAKE FESt PuPPEt ShOw Saturday, April 9, 11 - 11:45 a.m. Come and celebrate the Maple Pancake Fest at the library with a puppet show performed by Applefun Puppetry! Fun for the whole family. No registration required. REAdY tO REAd Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. 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.

tEEN PROGRAmS FAShIONIzAtION Wednesday, April 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Change is always a good thing - especially when it comes to fashion. Tired of your jeans? Your shirt? Your shoes? Bring your stuff in and we'll show you how to redesign them or make something new! Fashion re-creations are sew and no-sew. Please bring some old clothes (shirts, pants, socks, etc.) to craft with. For ages 12-18. 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! Ask at the Information Desk for more details. For ages 14 and up. REd CROSS BABYSIttING tRAINING Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Canadian Red Cross will prepare you for your first babysitting job. Open to ages 11-16. Admission is $49.00. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk. VPL offers programs at the

AduLt PROGRAmS AduLt BOOK CLuBS Thursday, March 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. The book selections are: In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson(March 3); Winter Vault by Anne Michaels (April 7); Color of Water by James McBride (May 5). Please pre-register at the Information Desk. FREE tAx CLINICS Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

LIBRARY SEttLEmENt PARtNERShIP (LSP) PROGRAmS AT MAPLE LIBRARY GLOBAL ExPERIENCE ONtARIO: AN ACCESS & RESOuRCE CENtRE FOR INtERNAtIONALLY tRAINEd PROFESSIONALS Wednesday, April 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m. A representative from Global Experience Ontario will explain how to develop Career Maps for your profession, obtain professional recognition in Ontario and find out the right training to support your profession. INCOmE tAx: AN INFORmAtION SESSION Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. An expert from Revenue Canada will explain about the Canadian tax system and filing an income tax return. Taxpayers' rights and responsibilities, eligibility for GST credit and the Child Tax Benefit will also be covered. Space is limited. To register, please call Zohra at 905-653-7323 Ext. 4508.

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BORN tO REAd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! No registration required.

ChOOSE YOuR OwN mOVIE Monday, May 2, 4 - 6 p.m. Come to the library to watch a free movie that ‘you’ picked! Cast your vote by April 21 on what you want to see. Winning title will be publicized in advance. Refreshments provided. The film may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

FAmILY StORYtImE Tuesdays, 7 - 7:30 p.m. Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! Special storytimes for Easter (April 19) and Mother’s Day (May 3). No registration required.

wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Volunteers must be in grades 9-12. Pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/tech_savvy.

LEGO mANIA Saturday, April 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Are you a LEGO maniac? If you like playing with LEGO or would like to try it out, come to our special LEGO event where you can listen to stories, design and build LEGO structures and share building tips and tricks. Space is limited! For ages 6-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. wII FOR FwII Saturday, April 9, 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. VPL offers programs at the

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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. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. dAtABASE tRAINING Doing some genealogical research? Want to fix your car yourself? Wondering about a medical condition? Our databases aren't just for students and researchers. Book a one-on-one session with the Adult Services Librarian.

dIGItAL COLLECtIONS tutORIAL Wednesday, March 9, 7 - 8 p.m. Want to start downloading eBooks from the library on to your eReader but don't know where to begin? We'll teach you everything you need to know about VPL’s digital collections! Please pre-register at the Information Desk. FREE tAx CLINICS Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 6 - 9 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. 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 an appointment. uSING VPL'S LIBRARY CAtALOGuE Join us for a tour of VPL’s online catalogue. Learn how to search for a book, place a hold and view your record. Please bring your library card. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book an appointment. wEdNESdAYS At thE mOVIES Wednesdays, March 2, 16 & 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 11 & 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visit the library every other Wednesday to catch a free film! Refreshments will be provided.

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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.

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

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COmPutER BASICS - SERIES 1 Tuesdays, March 8 & 15, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 1 includes two sessions: Meet the Mouse & MS Word Basics. These sessions will help you learn how to use a keyboard and mouse, as well as how to use the Microsoft Word program to create and save a document. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSAtION CIRCLE Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Why not get together with our excellent volunteers to practice? To cater to your specific English level, you will be matched with a volunteer and practice an hour a week on a one-on-one basis. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COmPutER BASICS – SERIES 2 Thursdays, April 7 & 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 19 & 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 2 includes two sessions: Internet Part I and Part II. These sessions will help you learn how to use a search engine, and specifically how to find information on VPL’s website and catalogue, local government websites, and Google maps. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

ESL CONVERSAtION CIRCLE VOLuNtEERS NEEdEd The Pierre Berton Resource Library is looking for English speaking volunteers to participate in the ESL Conversation Circle. Volunteers will help our newcomers improve their spoken English through informal conversations. To cater to ESL learners’ individual English levels, volunteers and ESL learners will be matched one-on-one and practice in the library for an hour a week. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

COmPutER BASICS – SERIES 3 Thursdays, May 5 - May 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 17 - May 24, 2 - 3 p.m. Series 3 includes two sessions: Email Made Easy Parts I & II. These sessions will help you set up a free email account, and then teach you how to send and receive emails, manage email folders, and more. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. dYNAmIC RESumE wORKShOP Tuesday, March 1, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 - 4 p.m. This workshop, offered by COSTI Employment Services, will help you learn how to write a targeted resume with accomplishment statements, understand what information employers look for on your resume, as well as understand the different styles of resumes and which one markets your skills and abilities most effectively. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. EmPLOYmENt SERVICES FOR BuSINESSES IN VAuGhAN - mEEtING YOuR EmPLOYmENt NEEdS Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find out how to save time and recruitment costs! Presented by COSTI, this workshop is available to any registered company doing business in Ontario. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

FREE tAx CLINICS Saturday, March 5, 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Chartered accountants will prepare your tax return for free. Eligibility for the program: total annual household income is less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. SENIORS ANd INCOmE tAx Tuesday, March 29, 2 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2 - 4 p.m. The Canada Revenue Agency will provide an overview of tax issues that impact seniors. Topics include: income, credits, paying taxes, filing a return, special situations, and where to get help. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

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CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

REAdING BuddIES VOLuNtEERS Volunteer to help children become better readers! Vaughan Public Libraries matches children with Reading Buddies for weekly sessions of reading practice in the library. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for ten weeks. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering as a Reading Buddy. For ages 14 and up. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/ reading_buddies. Applications are due:: Monday, March 7.

ChESS CLuB Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8 p.m. Come by and meet like-minded chess people and battle it out. For all ages. Please drop in. REAd wIth mE Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a half hour of interactive stories, songs and activities. Explore some fun ideas for developing literacy and a love of reading. For children 5 years of age and under along with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. REAdING BuddIES Your child will be matched up with a qualified volunteer to meet weekly for one hour over ten weeks. During that hour, your child and the volunteer will use books, CD-ROMs and reading games to share the fun of reading. Applications are due Sunday, March 20. For ages 7-12. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/reading_buddies. SAtuRdAY mOVIES Saturdays, starting March 5, 2 p.m. Relax on a Saturday afternoon with a movie at the library! Check for this week's featured title at the Information Desk. Children are asked to bring their parents with them. Open to everyone. No registration required.

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AduLt PROGRAmS AduLt BOOK CLuBS Monday, March 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 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 selections. Our book selections are: March by Geraldine Brooks (March 28), Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay (April 18) and The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (May 30). 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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FREE tAx CLINICS Monday, March 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Chartered Accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Individuals with rental income and/or business income do not qualify for the Free CA Tax Clinics program, regardless of the amount of income. Please contact the Adult Services Librarian to book your appointment. 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 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. ARthRItIS ANd SELF hELP thursday, march 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Learn about the importance of becoming and remaining physically active with a number of exercise and physical activities. Presented by the Arthritis Society. GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS thursday, April 21,2 - 3:30 p.m. This is an introductory session for folks interested in getting started in genealogy and family research. Presented by Subramanya Bargula. hOw tO mAINtAIN A “hEALthY hEARt” thursday, may 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m. In this information-packed seminar, you will learn: how the heart works, warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack and stroke and how to reduce your risk factors, etc. Presented by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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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. FREE tAx CLINICS March 1 - March 31 Chartered accountants will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Individuals with rental or business income or deceased individuals are not eligible. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. 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.

ChINESE INFORmAtION SESSIONS FOR SENIORS 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.

POEtRY mONth CELEBRAtION Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Vaughan Poets' Circle is proud to present a celebration of National Poetry Month through public readings by member poets. We welcome all library members and poetry lovers to attend. Attendees may sign up for an open mike to read their own poetry which will take place between 12:00 and 12:30. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Please drop in. VAuGhAN POEtS' CIRCLE Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 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.

StudY hALL April 4 - 28 Need a place to study for exams? The library's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Study hall will be open from 9 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check Out Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s New Look! Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s Teen Area now offers a vibrant, comfortable spot that is perfect for group study. As part of the Library’s renovations, the expanded Teen Area features beautiful new amethyst-coloured booths, wooden shelving and new carpeting. Teens can drop in to enjoy this great new space to work on their next school project together with their friends! Funding for this project was provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Vaughan.

STUDY HALL WILL BE CLOSEd FOR THE FOLLOWING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS. Friday, April 22 Good Friday (closed) Sunday, April 24 Easter Sunday (closed) Monday, April 25 Easter Monday (closed)

Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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mARCh BREAK! IAN CRAwFORd’S mAGIC OF REAdING Monday, March 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. See page 11 for details.

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BORN tO REAd Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join us for an interactive program for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. We will share stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Wednesday morning.

huNGER GAmES Friday, May 6, 6 - 8:30 p.m. “Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun…” Your name has been selected for your district, and now you’re entering the Hunger Games. Test your skills at the library and see if you have what it takes to survive in the arena. Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour! For ages 13-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

AROuNd thE tABLE - A BOOK CLuB Tuesday, March 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 7 - 8 p.m. Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the book selection. Our selections are: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (March 29); A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (May 3); Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (May 31). 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. REAdY tO REAd Tuesdays, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years with their parents and caregivers. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. No registration required. tOddLING tO REAd Thursdays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program features stories, songs, and action rhymes for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, with their parents and caregivers. Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk on Thursday morning.

tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Thursdays, March 3 & 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, April 7 & 21, 7 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 & 19, 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. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/participate/tech_savvy.

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CANAdIAN ChILdREN'S BOOK wEEK SCAVENGER huNt April 30 - May 7 Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week by playing "I Spy" Canadian children's book style! Identify Canadian children's book characters hidden around the library. Use the letters of their names to figure out a riddle. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

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. ENGLISh AS A SECONd LANGuAGE CLASS (ESL) Learn to communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. This program is co-sponsored by the York Region District School Board and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Proof of immigration status required. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ESL CONVERSAtION CLASS Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the York Region Catholic District School Board. Together with other students and volunteers you will discuss interesting topics and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. Proof of immigration status required. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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VPL OFFERS PROGRAmS thE At NORth thORNhILL COmmuNItY CENtRE 300 PLEASANt RIdGE AVENuE Join us on Thursday afternoons for Born to Read (infants up to 18 months) from 2:30 – 3 p.m. or Family Storytime (for the whole family) from 3:30 – 4 p.m at the new North Thornhill Community Centre. 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. There will be no programs on March 17.

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StRAtEGIC PLANNING FOCuS GROuPS Help Shape the Future Direction of Your Libraries! We want to hear from you to help shape the future direction of your Libraries! We are hosting three focus groups to capture broad-based community input to help guide the future direction for Vaughan Public Libraries’ 2012-2015 Strategic Plan. We will be assessing Vaughan Public Libraries’ strengths, weaknesses and priorities. Below is a list of opportunities for you to join us. Many thanks in advance for your consideration and contributions. Please register with Pat Yovdoshuk at vpl.admin@vaughan.ca or by phone at 905-653-7323 x4103. tuesday, march 1 Bathurst Clark Resource Library 900 Clark Ave., W. 7 – 8 p.m.

tuesday, march 8 Maple Library 10190 Keele St. 7 – 8 p.m.

VPL LAuNChES ItS NEw tEEN VORtEx! Check out VPL’s new Teen Vortex - a blog featuring book and movie reviews, information on music, manga, anime and comics! Explore great book lists, upcoming programs, volunteer opportunities and all the library news that’s fit to post.

wednesday, march 9 Pierre Berton Resource Library 4921 Rutherford Rd. 7 – 8 p.m.

CELEBRAtE NAtIONAL YOuth wEEK wIth thE huNGER GAmES At VPL! May 1 - 8 Join us at Bathurst Clark Resource Library as we celebrate by hosting the first ever VPL Hunger Games! Test your skills in this after-hours program to see if you have what it takes to survive this event based on the Hunger Games Trilogy! There will be games, food, prizes, and much more!

CANCER: AN OVERVIEw FOR mEN ANd wOmEN Tuesday, April 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as a representative from the Canadian Cancer Society discusses cancer screening, risk factors and prevention. Topics include: prostate, testicular, breast, cervical, ovarian, skin, colon and lung cancer. For ages 18 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. EFFECtIVE JOB SEARCh ANd CAREER PLANNING wORKShOP Thursday, May 19, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Looking for work or seeking re-employment? Come and join us for a workshop led by a representative from the Next Steps Employment Centre (Vaughan). This informative session will include an overview of the current labour market, job search strategies, career planning techniques, and resume writing. Please bring a valid VPL library card for access to the Career Cruising database. Ages 18+. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

hOw tO BuILd A mARKEtING CAmPAIGN Tuesday, April 12, 6 - 8 p.m. Calling all business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people and others interested in learning more about how to effectively market products and services for your business. A representative from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) will review leading techniques for developing and implementing a marketing campaign. Ages 18+. 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. Maximum of four sessions per customer. OPEN BOOK ChAt Wednesday, March 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Is there a book you love that you think everyone should read? Please join us for a lively, free-wheeling discussion about your favourite books. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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As of May 2, VPL customers will be able to place holds on all Blu-Ray titles available in the catalogue. This means that you can have Blu-Ray titles sent to the library of your choosing for pick-up! VPL will continue to receive Fast Track copies of new Blu-Ray titles, as well as receiving circulating copies. Flex those fingers, go to www.vaughanpl.info and start making those requests!

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

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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. GEt hOPPY At thE LIBRARY! Saturday, April 23, 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for an hour of fun and frolic and share some eggcellent tales as we celebrate the holiday. Don't miss the Easter egg hunt! For ages 4-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ONE-ON-ONE COmPutER tRAINING Learn basic research skills. Explore the library catalogue, Kidzone and databases. For ages 7-12. Please contact the Youth Services Librarian to book your appointment. 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. No program on Thursday, March 17. SAtuRdAY KIdS’ CLuB Saturdays, 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. No program on May 7. 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 an appointment.

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.

tEEN PROGRAmS GEt INKEd: hENNA BOdY ARt Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn why the amazing art of henna is as popular today as it was thousands of years ago. Plan your own design and apply it to your skin to create art that will last for weeks! For ages 14-18. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Participants will be asked to have a disclaimer and photo permission form signed by their parent or guardian before the start of the program. Registration is limited to 15 participants. mOVIE BREAK Grab your friends, come to the library, kick back your feet and watch a movie on the big screen with surround sound....and did we mention it's free? Contact the Youth Services Librarian to pick a movie and book a time for your group to watch. Minimum of six participants. For all ages. ONE-ON-ONE COmPutER tRAINING 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. tEEN REAdERS' AdVISORY CIRCLE (tRAC) Tuesdays, March 8 & 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5 & 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3, 17 & 31, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you want to earn community service hours? Come out to VPL's TRAC meets! Read and review, write, chat, create displays, plan programs, and share ideas. For ages 14-18. Please pick up an application form at the Information Desk or online at www.vaughanpl.info/ participate/trac.

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twEEN CLuB Wednesdays, March 9 & 23, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 6 & 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays, May 4 & 18, 7 - 8 p.m. Share your love of books, create art and crafts and participate in a bunch of tween-focused activities. For ages 10-14. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. wANtEd: tECh SAVVY tEENS Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy using a variety of social software? Wish you were able to use those skills while earning your community service hours? Well, now you can! Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults how to use a variety of computer applications. 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 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. BOOK CLuBS - CLASSIC Wednesday, May 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss the 20th century classic Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. BOOK CLuBS - CONtEmPORARY Wednesday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Please join us as we discuss the 2009 Giller Prize winner, The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre. A copy of the book will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

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Whether you apply for your library card in person or online, you will need to bring one of the following to verify your information: • proof of your home address in Vaughan • registration at a school or college in Vaughan, or • proof of employment in Vaughan Children can get their own library cards. If they are 16 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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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

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.

C duFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

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.

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 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.

G wOOdBRIdGE LIBRARY 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.

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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Design and Layout Elyse Trojman Tel.: (905) 653-READ(7323) ext. 4105 or email: elyse.trojman@vaughan.ca Our address: 900 Clark Avenue West Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 www.vaughanpl.info Vaughan Public Library Board Rocco Capone Marie Chiaromonte Lorraine de Boer Rosanna DeFrancesca Michael Di Biase Isabella Ferrara Vivek Gupta Marilyn Iafrate Stephen Kerwin Grace Locilento Michael McKenzie Pradeep Puri Gino Rosati Suri Rosen Devender Sandhu 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.

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Welcome to Vaughan Public Libraries.

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Pierre Berton Resource Library

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Woodbridge Library

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Map of Library Locations

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ARtIStS • PhOtOGRAPhERS • wRItERS • VIdEOGRAPhERS Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) celebrated the VPL Teen Awards honouring the Early Harvest Competition winners, the Top Readers from the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and VPL’s teen volunteers, October 20, 2010, at The City Playhouse Theatre. All teens were presented with a certificate for their achievements and the 27 Early Harvest award winners were presented with cash prizes of up to $100 for their creative accomplishments in the categories of writing, photography, videography, painting and sketching. This year’s awards reception featured entertainment by 12-year old Canadian pop artist Alyssa Rubino. Alyssa and her dance crew kicked off the awards ceremony with an energetic and enjoyable performance! The Early Harvest magazine features the award-winning artwork and is available throughout all seven branches of VPL. Watch for news on Early Harvest 2011 at your local library and at www.vaughanpl.info. Entry forms will be available online March 1. Entry deadline is May 12.

SKEtChING & PAINtING my world 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Robert Thompson Julian Quattrociocchi Michelle Su

the People 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Around me Melissa Thompson Rhiannon Knibbe Danielle Zandueta

VIdEO 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Arkin Sampath Anjelo Niko L. Acob, Anthony Iannarella, Erin Mitchell, Joshua Soosaithasan Katya Kisselev

POEtRY 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

“Yonge and Eglinton” by Edmee Nataprawira “The Sunset” by Shayna Goldenberg “This Trip Down Memory Lane is Hard for me to Explain” by Stefano Recchia

PhOtOGRAPhY my world 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Daniel Zanon Stefano Recchia Kara Schuringa

the People 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

Around me Victoria DeRooy Marcel Mazzuca Samantha Bifolchi

digitally manipulated 1st Prize Mitchell Castellano 2nd Prize Theo Tsanas 3rd Prize Louisa Au

ShORt StORY 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize

“Made” by Tali Voron “The Book” by Jordi Klein “Broken Bottles” by Courtney Firestone

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COmmuNItY BLOOmS: ARt IS IN thE LIBRARY Wake up the artist within at the library. Come and discover the joy of painting as you create your first of many masterpieces. Your finished artwork will be displayed at a later date, on a VPL art wall. For ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. Space is limited. Ansley Grove Library Saturday, April 9, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Sunday, April 10, 2 - 4 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Saturday, March 26, 2 - 3 p.m. maple Library Monday, April 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturday, April 2, 2 - 3 p.m. woodbridge Library Wednesday, April 6, 5 - 6 p.m. COmmuNItY BLOOmS: GALA ARt dISPLAY All participants of the Community Blooms: Art is in the Library program are invited to join us for the Gala Art Wall opening. Young artists, along with their family and friends are invited to this Gallery event. Come and take a picture of your work of art and enjoy some snacks and conversation with other like-minded artists. If possible, please let us know how many family and friends will be joining you in advance. No registration required. Ansley Grove Library Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 8 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Saturday, April 16, 2 - 3 p.m.

EARth dAY CELEBRAtION Calling all Earth fans! Come to the library to observe Earth Day with exciting conservation activities and some tips about reducing, reusing and recycling. No registration required. dufferin Clark Library Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 7:30 p.m. LIttLE GREEN thumBS Spring into Spring with stories and songs about gardening and plants. Enjoy a storytime for the whole family. No registration required. Ansley Grove Library Tuesday, April 26, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Bathurst Clark Resource Library Monday, April 11, 7 - 8 p.m. dufferin Clark Library Tuesday, May 10, 7 - 7:30 p.m. maple Library Thursday, April 21, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Monday, April 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m. woodbridge Library Tuesday, April 5, 10:30 - 11 a.m. PAINt A POt & PLANt A SEEd Celebrate Earth Day by showing your green thumb! Paint a clay pot at the library, take it home with you along with some soil and seeds, and watch your plant grow! For ages 6-12. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. maple Library Thursday, April 21, 4 - 5 p.m.

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CARING FOR YOuR tREES & ShRuBS Pierre Berton Resource Library Wednesday, March 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for 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, x5639. CREAtING A LuSCIOuS LAwN thE NAtuRAL wAY maple Library Wednesday, May 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for expert advice on how to choose the right grass varieties for your soil and light conditions, and how to mow, water and fertilize for optimal health. Please register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600 x5639. GARdEN SOLutIONS: ASK A mAStER GARdENER dufferin Clark Library Saturdays, May 21 - June 4, 12 - 2 p.m. Pierre Berton Resource Library Saturdays, April 16 - May 7, 1 - 3 p.m. The Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners will be in the library to give free gardening advice and tips. No registration required. GARdENING tALKS dufferin Clark Library Saturday, May 14, 12 - 2 p.m. Join the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners for a series of four, fifteen minute talks each followed by a Q&A session. Topics include: preparing your garden for planting, best shrubs and trees for suburban gardens and choosing the best annuals and perennials for all year excitement. No registration required. PLANtING A KItChEN GARdEN Bathurst Clark Resource Library Wednesday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us for expert advice on seed-starting, planting, watering, training and harvesting. Register at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca. For more information, please call 416-661-6600, x 5639.


Asian heritage Festival at Ansley Grove Library Saturday, may 7, 1 - 4 p.m. Vaughan Public Libraries kicks off Asian Heritage Month with a festival of family events. Join us for performances by local dance and martial arts groups, activities for the whole family, and a visit from the creators of The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear. Experience all that multicultural Vaughan has to

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offer! Please drop in. ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY ChINESE BRuSh PAINtING Tuesday, May 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Get creative at the library during Asian Heritage Month! See a demonstration on Chinese brush painting and then create a landscape or flower, using techniques from this ancient art. Family members will enjoy this event. All materials will be provided. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. For ages 7 and up. tAIwAN SuBLImE – PhOtO ExhIBItION May 3 - May 31 The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto will present "Taiwan Sublime" which comprises several series of photographs taken by famous Taiwanese photographers who have crisscrossed Taiwan and its small sister islands with the aim of creating a record of its natural and human wonders. The subjects covered include Taiwan’s festivals, traditional arts, folkways, and elevated visions of natural Taiwan. The photos are all eye-catching, enchanting and intoxicating. BAthuRSt CLARK RESOuRCE LIBRARY A SPLENdId ChINESE mORNING Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join the New Canadian Community Centre for a morning of singing, folk dancing, martial arts, Tai Chi and more. No registration required. duFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY ARt ExhIBIt May 1 - May 31 Works of Chinese brush paintings, children’s book illustrations, and watercolor paintings by Winnie Ng and Yumiko Yamamoto will be on display in the lobby for the month of May. ChINESE BRuSh PAINtING Saturday, May 21, 2 - 3 p.m. Get creative at the library during Asian Heritage Month! See a demonstration on Chinese brush painting and then create a landscape or flower, using techniques from this ancient art. Family members will enjoy this event. All materials are provided. For ages 7 and up. Please pre-register at the Information Desk.

mAPLE LIBRARY AuthOR VISIt Wednesday, May 4, 1 - 2 p.m. Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with a visit from author and dragon boat racer - Arlene Chan, author of Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival. For ages 9-11. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. ORIGAmI FuN! Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Want to learn how to make a paper crane? How about a leaping frog? Or maybe a ninja star? Join us, as instructors from T & Y Innovative Education show us how to do all these things and more! For ages 7-10. Please pre-register at the Information Desk. PIERRE BERtON RESOuRCE LIBRARY GEt INKEd: hENNA BOdY ARt Tuesday, May 10, 7 - 8 p.m. Learn why the amazing art of henna is as popular today as it was thousands of years ago. Plan your own design and apply it to your skin to create art that will last for weeks! Please pre-register at the Welcome Desk. For ages 13 and up. Participants will be asked to have a disclaimer and photo permission form signed by their parent or guardian before the start of the program. wOOdBRIdGE LIBRARY hINdI KAVI SAmmELAN (POEtRY CONFERENCE) Saturday, May 14, 2 - 4 p.m. The Hindi Literature and Culture Circle is pleased to present a “Kavi Sammelan” (Poetry Conference), a free poetry reading in the Hindi language by local poets and poetry lovers, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

YOUR GUIDE TO PROGRAMS Special Events and Using Your Library

MARCH BREAK HEADQUARTERS ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM

mANtRA mEdItAtION Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn and enjoy "Mantra Meditation," a magical chanting of sound vibrations in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Presented by Meditation Toronto. Please pre-register at the Check Out Desk.

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