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A FREE GUIDE TO PROGRAMS, SPECIAL EVENTS & USING YOUR LIBRARY

What’sOn SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2017

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fall & winter recreation programs & swim lessons

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programs: junior, senior + math, reading & writing, science • 1-on-1 Skate (Special Needs) • Animation Stop Motion • Fire Safety Workshops • Holiday Baking • Outdoor Orienteering • Theatreworks • Zentangle

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Lifeguards Babysitters Swim Instructors Skate Patrol Preschool, Skate, Dance & Fitness Instructors

Save your spot at vaughan.ca/RecOnline or call 905.832.8500.

We’re hiring! Part-time + seasonal staff for Vaughan community centres

View job postings at vaughan.ca/RecJobs


is coming to VPL! Starting, Sept. 1 VPL will offer Eventbrite for select program/event registration and ticket sales. Register online for programs/ events, receive email reminders for upcoming dates and get tickets for events delivered straight to your inbox! Check for the to pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Search by program name at vaughanpubliclibraries.eventbrite.com

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What’sOn is published quarterly by the Marketing & Communications Department of Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL).

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Editor, Elaine Barr t: 905.653.READ (7323) x4608 e: elaine.barr@vaughan.ca Assistant Editor, Melanie Alderfer-Mowat t: 905.653.READ (7323) x4646 e: melanie.alderfer-mowat@vaughan.ca Design & Layout, Nesha Kumana t: 905.653.READ (7323) x4633 e: nesha.kumana@vaughan.ca Vaughan Public Libraries 2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4W2 • www.vaughanpl.info Chief Executive Officer, Margie Singleton t: 905.653.READ (7323) x4601 e: margie.singleton@vaughan.ca Mission Statement Vaughan Public Libraries offers welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community.

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Welcome Greetings from

Devender Sandhu Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board

Welcome to What’sOn at the Library What a fantastic year this has been at Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) with many wonderful Canada 150 activities and events! The fun continues throughout the fall with programs such as a special literary reading by author and playwright, Allan Stratton (p. 12) and the Vaughan 150 Dream Weaver Project (p. 5). Celebrate the conclusion of our Canada 150 events at Vaughan Loves Reading (p. 16), an after-hours evening on November 25 for Vaughan’s literati with the launch of a compilation of local writers’ works in Voices of Vaughan: a Canada 150 Anthology and a reading by best-selling and award-winning author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill!

Happy Canada 150 greetings from the Vaughan Public Library Board

You enjoy your library with its thousands of programs and the collection of over 500,000 items, but did you know the library also helps you to save money? In 2016, 3,281,343 items were borrowed by Vaughan residents, instead of being purchased, equalling an average savings of $1,112 per household! Would you like to know how much your family saves? Visit the Savings Calculator on our website at

Recent groundbreaking of VMC Library

www.vaughanpl.info/about/calculator to calculate the total value of your library use! For those heading back to school, be sure to access VPL’s collection and its variety of databases to help with your projects and homework. For example, Academic One File is filled with full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources from 1980 to present day. Containing 82,719,194 articles and last updated in July 2017, it’s full of inspiring stories like Ms. Julie Payette, soon to become the 29th Governor General of Canada and one of 10 Canadians to go to space. Progress continues on the two new libraries under construction, Vellore Village South Library and the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Library. Stay up to date with all of the details on our Building Projects blog, www.vaughanpl.info/building. The Vaughan Public Library Board thanks Mr. John Senisi, art teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School, and his grade 9 and 10 art classes who created the public art collage based on works by HENSE and Ed Emberley. Be sure to check out the variety of programs and services offered at VPL — they will enrich, inspire, and transform your life!

Students of St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School adding artwork to the Vellore Village South Library hoarding fence.

SNAP, TAG & WIN Love VPL Photo Contest

Want to win an iPad mini 4?! Enter into Vaughan Public Libraries’ Love VPL Photo Contest in celebration of Canadian Public Library Month (October) and Ontario Public Library Week. Just snap a photo of yourself or your family and friends using any branch of VPL — attending a program or special event — or just hanging out and tell us what you love about the library. Share it on social media using the hashtags #loveVPL and #LibraryMoments; follow and tag us for your chance to win an iPad mini 4! Visit www.vaughanpl.info/lovevplcontest for more details.

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What’s New

Vaughan 150 Dream Weaver Project Welcome to the Dream Weaver Project – a tactile, interactive experience inspired by the cultural diversity, natural landscape, and historical features of the City of Vaughan. Children and adults across our great city are invited to weave their dreams for the future into Vaughan’s colourful and evolving story. What’s your dream? #DreamWeaver150

Vaughan Newcomers’ Bus Tour Inspiration for Dream Weaver

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#DREAMWEAVE This project is inspired by Vaughan’s vibrant past and future – including, but not limited to: • the wheels in motion as we bring the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to life the colours and intertwining landscapes of Group of Seven paintings • • the circles and spokes of our historic mills • the threads that connect us to our past at the Binder Twine Festival • the modern-day wheels of wonder at Wonderland • multiple layers of culture and language – including an attempt to honour the artistic and cultur of First Nations artists. The Dream Weaver Project is a collective, evolving, community art experience that will reconnect us to our roots while inviting us to dream of the future.

Learn about services and opportunities the City of Vaughan has to offer you and your family.

FREE!

Layers embedded in the Dream Weaver Project

Available Tour Dates

multiple cultures + languages; towns + villages
 multiple passions + ideas; historic + modern
 a blend of nature, entertainment, arts, education

The Dream Weaver Logo

September 25-27, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Dream Weaver logo is an origami-like version of the Canada 150 logo. The colours and angles of original logo have been transformed into a globe – expressing the global outlook of the City of Vaug The logo evokes multiple ideas and connections including: weaving, relationship, layers, dimension, as well as multiple cultures, peoples and backgrounds. A closer look reveals arms embracing a world of new ideas, new directions, and each other.

Registration begins August 1, 2017 For more information or to register, please contact: Linda Cavaliere, 416.238.1019 Keywords At-a-Glance Seating is limited. Open to newcomers and new residents to the City of Vaughan.

Sept 16 | Oct 21 | Nov 18 10:30 am

threads / weaving / handcrafted / intertwined / webs / wheels / circles / layers dreams / local / global / past / present / future / evolving / connected / civic pride relationship / community / recognition / embrace / respect / optimism / experience

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City Hall / Vaughan Community Centres / Vaughan Public Libraries / Canada Day Celebration at Boyd Conservation Area / Vaughan Mills Mall / Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women / JEH MacDonald Hou Lebovic Campus / Woodbridge Fall Fair / ArtBeat / Culture Days and more!

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#vaughanCAN150 thinkined.com/dreamweaver www.vaughan.ca/canada150 www.thinkined.com #DreamWeaver150 CCRL Oct 16 10 am–1 pm #dreamWeaver150 or contact: mirella.Tersigni@vaughan.ca, Economic Development & Culture Services 905-832-8585

Simone Spiegel and Aviva Fudem from Thinkin Educational Services are the lead facilitators on the

Dream Weaver Project, in partnership with the City of Vaughan Economic Development and Cultu BCRL Oct 11 10 am–1 pm For full event schedule, information 
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Weave your dreams for the future using textile materials during this tactile, interactive, community project. Share treasured hand-makery skills, and create something wonderful together. What’s your dream?

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CREATE IT! at Civic Centre Resource Library the digital media space at CCRL, has three different creation areas: a design space including two 3D printers; a green room with photography and videography equipment; and a music studio/control room containing musical instruments, music production and DJ equipment. Just think what you can create; all you need is your library card!

MAKE IT! at Pierre Berton Resource Library In true Maker fashion, PBRL's Ma k e It! offers equipment and workshops for hobbyists and professionals of all ages wanting to learn new technologies and hack the most recent tech tools. Creating is easy with tools such as Dash and Dot robotics, the Green Screen Kit or the Carvey® machine to name just a few. LEARN IT! at Bathurst Clark Resource Library BCRL is the home of Learn It! where it’s all about children’s programming and technology. Kids can create movies, discover a world of virtual reality, build computers or code all kinds of robots. Check out fabulous tech programs like the Mystery Box Challenge, STEAM Club, Mechanize IT! and Virtual Reality on page 6.

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Arduino Club

Tiny gadgets can do some pretty big things! Use our Arduinos to jumpstart your electronics projects. There’s an Arduino project for everyone – all skill levels welcome. Ages 11+. PBRL Oct 5 | Nov 2 7 pm

Cardboard Fort Friday

Design, create, and build anything – with cardboard. We provide the cardboard, tape, markers and more. Just bring your imagination and creativity. BCRL Oct 20 11 am

Get Certified!

Attend one workshop to learn equipment basics and how to use software to create your project. You can then book time for staff to bring your project to life. Ages 13+. 3D Printing CCRL Sept 18 | Oct 2, 16, 30 Nov 13, 27 6:30 pm PBRL Sept 21 | Oct 12 Nov 9 7 pm Carvey® PBRL Sept 28 | Oct 19 Nov 16 7 pm

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Virtual Reality at the Library

Discover and explore Virtual Reality. Together we assemble VR glasses and tour the Virtual Reality World. You get to take the glasses home! Ages 8–12. Limited to 15 participants. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. BCRL Oct 28 11 am

Make Your Own...

Anything! We’ll show you how to use the tools in our MAKE IT! space to finish those DIY projects. A new theme will be featured each week. PBRL Tuesdays 7 pm Sept 26–Oct 17 Tuesdays 7 pm Nov 7–Nov 28

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Virtual Reality

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You’ve played with Virtual Reality, now it’s time to create and explore your own Virtual World! Participants must provide their own VR glasses and smart device. Ages 8–12. Limited to 15 participants. BCRL Nov 25 11 am

Podcast Collective

Welcome to the Machine! We’re all about machines today so come and have fun with mechanics, engineering, physics and lots more. BCRL Nov 24 11 am

Join the conversation as we learn about podcasting technology, set-up, techniques and even record a mini podcast. After, use our CREATE IT! space to record your very own! Ages 13+. CCRL Sept 28 | Oct 26 Nov 30 6 pm

STEAM Club

Join us each week as we explore the world of STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. For ages 7+. BCRL Tuesdays 7 pm No program Sept 5

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library CCRL–Civic Centre Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library PL–Pleasant Ridge Library | WO–Woodbridge Library

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The Stories We Tell Renowned storyteller, Rita Cox, will delight grandparents and children with her stories from the Caribbean, Africa and around the world as we celebrate both Grandparents Month and Culture Days through this terrific storytelling experience. Afterwards, take a special photo together using the library's green screen to save as a memento! MA · Sept 30, 10:30–11:30 am

STEAM Coaches

Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resumé while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14+. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. BCRL CCRL PBRL

Tech Tutorials

Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Recording Studio. Ages 15+. Space is limited. Cost is $97 for four, two-hour sessions. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Music Recording CCRL Mondays 6:30 pm Sept 11–Oct 2 Mondays 6:30 pm Nov 6–27

Ugly Sweater Photo Shoot

Put on your Ugly Sweater and come up with a creative pose for a one-of-a-kind photo. The wackier the better. CCRL Nov 16 7 pm

Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Search by program name at vaughanpubliclibraries.eventbrite.com For more information see pg. 3.

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Halloween Spooktacular Hauntingly spooktacular stories and activities await you at our annual Halloween party. Fun for the whole family! AN CCRL DC KL

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7–8 pm 6:30–7:30 pm 2–3 pm 6:45–7:15 pm

International Games Day All sort of games will be available all day long for everyone to discover and enjoy at the library for International Games Day! All ages welcome.

Pokémon Card Game Workshop Learn how to play Pokémon Trading Card Game with your very own deck! We’ll provide everything you need and teach you how to play and battle against fellow Pokémon Trainers! Tickets cost $15 per child and include a Pokémon deck to keep. Spaces are limited. For ages 6–12. Tickets are available at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite as of Nov. 1. 1–4 pm CCRL · Nov 18 www.vaughanpl.info

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STEAM Storytime

Preschoolers are naturally curious — they thrive on exploration and discovery! Join us as we investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories and interactive play. For ages 2–5 with a parent or caregiver. DC Wednesdays 10:30 am

Toddling to Read

Preschool programs Born to Read

Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0–18 months with a parent or caregiver. BCRL Tuesdays 10:30 am Thursdays 2 pm CCRL Wednesdays 2 pm Fridays 2 pm No program Sept 1 MA PBRL PL

Tuesdays 1:30 pm Tuesdays 10:30 am Mondays 11:30 am No program Sept 4, Oct 9

Musical Babies

An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes and more! Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0–12 months. Tickets available at the Service Desk 30 minutes before. AN Fridays 10:30 am No program Sept 1 KL MA

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Children enjoy an independent half hour of stories, songs and activities while learning some of the social skills they will need in kindergarten. Caregivers must remain in the library. For ages 3–5. AN Wednesdays 11 am

Ready to Read

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to practice at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. AN Thursdays 10:30 am BCRL Thursdays 10:30 am CCRL Mondays 11:30 am No program Sept 4, Oct 9 KL MA PBRL PL

Tuesdays 11 am Tuesdays 10:30 am Wednesdays 10:30 am Wednesdays 10:30 am Fridays 10:30 am No program Sept 1

Join us for a half hour of stories, fingerplays and activities. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. For ages 3–5 with a parent or caregiver. MA Thursdays 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Register for this four-week interactive sensory storytime program for children ages 2–6 of all abilities, especially those with special needs. CCRL Thursdays 3:30 pm Sept 14–Oct 5 Thursdays Oct 26–Nov 16

10:30 am

Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Search by program name at vaughanpubliclibraries.eventbrite.com For more information see pg. 3.

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Kids’ Book Club

Get the book, read it, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! For ages 8–12. CCRL

Oct 3

6:30 pm

Nov 7

6:30 pm

Sept 28

6:30 pm

Oct 26

6:30 pm

Nov 30

6:30 pm

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Children’s programs Chess Club

Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out! DC Tuesdays 6:45 pm MA Fridays 4 pm WO Tuesdays 6:45 pm FR

Fun with French

Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French-speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7+. BCRL Thursdays 7 pm CCRL Wednesdays 7 pm PBRL Mondays 7 pm

Homework Help

Homework help! Math, Science, English and more. For ages 7–12. Please contact the Service Desk for more information. AN Tuesdays By Appt. CCRL Wednesdays By Appt. DC Wednesdays By Appt.

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Minecrafters’ Club

Create a whole new world with friends! Come play Minecraft for free at the library. AN Thursdays 7 pm Oct 5–Nov 23

P.A. Days @ Your Library

VPL is your destination for P.A. day fun! Contact the Service Desk for more details. AN BCRL CCRL KL MA PBRL PL WO

El Deafo by Cece Bell

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Kids' French Book Club Club de Lecture Junior

Read something new in French every month and then come tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games! For ages 9–14. Tu aimes lire?! Lis un nouveau livre chaque mois, puis viens rencontrer les autres membres du club et nous dire ce que tu en penses! Jeux et activités en primes! Pour 9–14 ans. CCRL

Have fun reading! Practice reading, play games and make friends. For ages 7–11. Contact your local branch for details. BCRL MA PBRL WO

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6:30 pm

Oct 12

6:30 pm

Nov 23

6:30 pm

Oct 5

6:30 pm

Nov 30

6:30 pm

Le mur de feu par Myriam De Repentigny, Leanne Franson & Guy Pratte

La rue du Lac Frisson 1: L'arbre maléfique par Frédéric Raymond

Reading Buddies for Kids

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Homework Help for French

Struggling with French? Homework help for French is now available! You can get help with reading, writing and oral communication. For ages 7–12, registration required at Service Desk. CCRL Wednesdays By Appt.

Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel

La traversée du temps par Kotone Ranmaru & Hosoda Mamoru

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WonderPark 1: Libertad par Fabrice Colin

Larouspiol suivi de Les enfants du ciel par Diya Lim

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family Storytime

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family!

Family programs Board Game Café

Pokémon League

So you think you got game? Connect with others playing your favourite board games and learn to play new ones. DC Mondays 6:30 pm Nov 1–30

Whether you own Pokémon Cards, love Pokémon or just want something fun to do after school, play Pokémon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome. CCRL Sept 7, 21 | Oct 5, 19 Nov 2, 16, 30 6 pm KL Sept 13, 27 | Oct 11, 25 Nov 8, 22 6 pm

Family Movie

Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It's fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen. MA Sept 11 | Oct 2 Nov 6 6:30 pm Nov 24 2 pm FR

French Family Movie Films pour la famille

Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind. La meilleure façon d’apprendre le français? Des films! Projections en français avec des sous-titres en anglais pour que tous en profite. MA Sept 25 | Oct 30 Nov 27 6:30 pm

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Puppet Show Fun

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The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively and amusing puppet show. Tickets available at Service Desk 30 minutes before. BCRL Oct 23 7 pm This will be a bilingual French/English puppet show. DC Sept 25 2 pm

Read, Rhyme, Sing and Play

Join Early Literacy Specialist, Jill Javelosa-Alvarez, in an hour-long program incorporating music, movement and early-literacy tips and techniques. Fun for the whole family! CCRL Nov 17 11:30 am DC Sept 27 10:30 am PL Nov 7 7 pm WO Sept 2 11 am

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Tuesdays 7 pm Mondays 7 pm No program Sept 4, Oct 9 Puppet show on Oct 23

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Wednesdays 7 pm Fridays 11:30 am No program Sept 1

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Wednesdays 6:30 pm Saturdays 2 pm No program Sept 2

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Mondays 6:30 pm Thursdays 11 am No program Sept 4, Oct 9

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French Family Storytime Heure du conte en famille The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone, all in French.

Le meilleur moyen d’apprendre en ayant du plaisir grâce à de superbes histoires et chansons pour tous, le tout en français! CCRL Sept 16, 30 | Oct 14 Nov 25 11 am

Wii Wanna Play Wii U!

Interested in playing interactive and fun games on the Wii U? Drop into the library for some Nintendo Wii U gameplay! All ages welcome. DC Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 6:30 pm Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Search by program name at vaughanpubliclibraries.eventbrite.com For more information see pg. 3.

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Teen Book Clubs Pick up a copy of one of our hot reads and then come back to chat about the book. AN

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Nov 1

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Sept 25

7 pm

Oct 30

7 pm

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz OCDaniel by Wesley King

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Nov 27 7 pm Pink by Lili Wilkinson

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Fun with French Volunteers

Red Cross Babysitting Parlez-vous français? Read, play games Course and interact with kids in French. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. BCRL CCRL PBRL

Reading Buddies Volunteers

Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games and have fun. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. BCRL MA PBRL WO

Learn important skills for becoming a top-notch babysitter. For ages 11–15. Cost is $60; please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. DC Sept 23 10 am MA Oct 20 10 am

Teen Writers' Club

Love to write? Our Teen Writers' Club is the place where you can write, discuss and get constructive feedback from your peers. Ages 13–18. Drop-in. CCRL Sept 12, 26 | Oct 10, 24 Nov 7, 21 3:30 pm PBRL Sept 13, 27 | Oct 11, 25 Nov 8, 22 3 pm

Unleash Your Story Celebrate Teen Read Week and learn to tell your own story as we host an author reading with Allan Stratton, a writers' workshop with Deborah Kerbel and share our love of teen fiction! This program is offered with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Deborah Kerbel

Allan Stratton

PBRL · Oct 14, 7–11:30 pm

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Let's Go to the Movies

More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a film — for free! See you at the show. BCRL Mondays 1:30 pm No program Sept 4, Oct 9

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Let’s Go to the (French) Movies Films en français Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.

Adult programs Author Visit – Allan Stratton

Meet author and playwright, Allan Stratton, at this special literary reading. This program is offered with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. WO Oct 14 3 pm

Bit by Bit

Learn HTML5 with us at our four week workshop! No coding experience required. Basic computer skills required. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. CCRL Wednesdays 7 pm Oct 18–Nov 8

Chinese Book Club

Join us to share your thoughts on books and existential issues in Chinese. Facilitated by the York Region Senior Wellness Centre; call 289.809.0084 for more information. BCRL Oct 12 | Nov 9 11:30 am

Computer Tutor

Want to learn something new with computers? Our volunteers will help you learn the basics or explore various technological topics. Contact the Service Desk for more information. AN BCRL CCRL DC MA PBRL PL WO

De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous. BCRL Sept 10 | Oct 1 Nov 12 2:30 pm

Computer Tutor Volunteers

Share your computer skills with people who need help, either basic skills or advanced. For ages 14+. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. AN BCRL CCRL DC MA PBRL PL WO

ESL Café

Newcomers and ESL learners are welcome to drop in and practice their English language skills in an informal environment with adult volunteers. Program held in partnership with the Library Settlement Program (LSP) in York Region and Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR). DC Sept 17 | Oct 1, 15, 29 Nov 12, 26 1:30 pm

Hindi Book Club

Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on Hindi books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the books. DC Sept 28 | Nov 23 6:30 pm

What’sOn

Share your ideas and discuss books you’ve recently read with your fellow book club members. The discussion will be held in Chinese. PL Sept 19 | Oct 17 Nov 21 10:30 am

QuickBooks Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of QuickBooks for small businesses and non-profits to manage inventory, sales, payroll and other needs. In partnership with Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC). CCRL Sept 26 2 pm

Senior Social

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special information workshops. WO Sept 28 | Oct 19 Nov 16 2 pm

Bad Art Night

Do you have a passion for art, and a decided lack of skill or talent? So do we! We’ll relax and sip wine as we create our own original masterpieces of creativity. Tickets cost $15 each and will be available at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite as of Sept. 1.

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North Thornhill Chinese Book Club

CCRL · Nov 3, 7–9 pm

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2017


Gwynne Dyer on 'The Trump Era'

Best-selling author Anthony De Sa at Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

Vaughan Public Libraries is honoured to host award-winning Canadian journalist, Gwynne Dyer, as he presents his lecture The Trump Era: Surviving the Populist Wave. Call for more details. Tickets are $15 each and will be available at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite as of Nov. 1.

BCRL · Dec 3, 2 pm

Tech Social

Curious about today's digital world? Brush up on your computer skills by exploring new tech topics each class with hands-on guided practice. WO Sept 7 | Oct 5 Nov 2 2 pm

The Not a Book Club Book Club

Looking for a great book to read? Join the book club and discuss your favourite books, the books you hated and everything in between. CCRL Sept 20 | Oct 18 Nov 15 12 pm

Adult Book Clubs Mingle with like-minded adults and have great conversations about each month's book. The library will provide a copy of the chosen title. Please pick up and return your book at the Service Desk. AN

Vaughan Writers' Club

Vaughan Writers' Club invites all local writers and aspiring writers to collaborate and create. For more information, contact VaughanWritersClub@gmail.com BCRL Sept 19 | Oct 17 Nov 21 7 pm

7 pm

Oct 25

7 pm

419 by Will Ferguson Regeneration by Pat Baker

Nov 29

7 pm

BCRL

Sept 26

7 pm

Oct 31

7 pm

Nov 28

7 pm

Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes Every Lost Country by Steven Heighton The Tale-Teller by Susan Glickman

CCRL

Sept 12

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Oct 10

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

7 pm 7 pm

Nov 14

7 pm

Sept 7

7 pm

Oct 5

7 pm

Nov 2

7 pm

Sept 25

7 pm

Oct 30

7 pm

Nov 27

7 pm

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami

MA

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Vaughan Poets' Circle

The Vaughan Poets' Circle invites all poetry lovers to share their work and critique the work of others in a receptive environment. For more information, contact VaughanPoetsCircle@gmail.com BCRL Sept 9 | Oct 14 Nov 18 10:30 am

Sept 27

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Stalin's Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan

WO

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson

Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite. Search by program name at vaughanpubliclibraries.eventbrite.com. For more information see pg. 3.

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | CCRL–Civic Centre Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | PL–Pleasant Ridge Library | WO–Woodbridge Library

Vaughan Public Libraries

www.vaughanpl.info

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Recommended Reads ADULT

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and The Ministry of Utmost None of This Will Matter Happiness Scaachi Koul

Arundhati Roy

The People We Hate at the Wedding

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The Bright Hour

Fierce Kingdom

Nina Riggs

Gin Phillips

So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister

The Problem with Forever

Make Your Mind Up

Anna Akana

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Grant Ginder

TEEN

Saints and Misfits

Now I Rise

S.K. Ali

Kiersten White

Bethany Mota

CHILDREN

Haunted Canada 6: More Terrifying True Stories Joel A. Sutherland

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What’sOn

Hooray for Birds! Lucy Cousins

I am Josephine (and I am a Living Thing)

The Good for Nothing Button

Jan Thornhill and Jacqui Lee

Charise Mericle Harper

Restart Gordon Korman

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Library Locations

905.653.READ(7323)

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PLEASANT RI

WOODBRIDGE

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KEELE ST

JANE ST

PBRL

WOODBRIDGE AVE

DUFFERIN ST

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RUTHERFORD RD

LANGSTAFF RD

CCRL

MELVILLE

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WESTON RD

ISLINGTON AVE N

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MAPLE

BCRL

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DC

CLARK AVE

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ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

DC

350 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge L4L 5C9

Mon Closed; Tues–Thurs 10am–9pm;

Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm

WO

1441 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill L4J 7R4

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge L4L 2S7

Mon–Thurs 10am– 9pm; Fri Closed Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm

BCRL

BATHURST CLARK RESOURCE LIBRARY

CCRL

CIVIC CENTRE RESOURCE LIBRARY

MA

PBRL

PIERRE BERTON RESOURCE LIBRARY

PL

900 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill L4J 8C1

2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan L6A 4W2 4921 Rutherford Road, Woodbridge L4L 1A6

Mon–Thurs 9am–9pm; Fri 9am–6pm; Sat & Sun 9am–5pm KL

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

KLEINBURG LIBRARY

10341 Islington Avenue North, Kleinburg, L0J 1C0

Mon, Wed & Thurs 1–8pm; Tues 10am–5pm; Fri Closed; Sat & Sun 1–5pm

Vaughan Public Libraries

MAPLE LIBRARY

10190 Keele Street, Maple L6A 1G3

PLEASANT RIDGE LIBRARY

300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue, Thornhill L4J 9B3

Mon–Thurs 10am– 9pm; Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm VV

VELLORE VILLAGE SOUTH LIBRARY

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

www.vaughanpl.info

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Civic Centre Resource Library · Oct 21, 10 am–4 pm

Holocaust education week November2–9 Holocaust Education Week 2017 will explore pivotal moments in the post-Holocaust period that have shaped our understanding of the Holocaust. For program details, please check with your local branch.

Ansley Grove Library · Nov 8, 1–2 pm Bathurst Clark Resource Library · Nov 5, 1:30–2:30 pm

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ANTIQUES SHOW & TELL SHOW & TELL

Dufferin Clark Library · Nov 7, 1–2 pm Maple Library · Nov 3, 11 am–12 pm

Ever wondered about the background and value of a family heirloom? Share stories and get your antiques and collectibles appraised for free by professional appraisers from David Beasley Auctions. Three item limit per participant. No fine art or jewelry.

VAUGHAN VAUGHAN LOVES READING READING

Celebrate the conclusion of our Canada 150 events at Vaughan Loves Reading, an after-hours evening for Vaughan’s literati with the launch of a compilation of local writers’ works in Voices of Vaughan: a Canada 150 Anthology and a reading by best-selling and award-winning author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill! For adults 19+. Please pre-register at the Service Desk or on Eventbrite.

Bathurst Clark Resource Library · Nov 25, 6:30–8:30 pm

Photo credit: Julia C. Vona

Woodbridge Library · Nov 4, 11–3 pm

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