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

What’sOn MARCH APRIL MAY 2017

Check out VPL’s great children’s programming coming up!

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Welcome Greetings from

Devender Sandhu Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board

Welcome to What’sOn at the Library Welcome to the spring of the sesquicentennial anniversary of our beloved country— as Canada turns 150! On July 1, 1867, the new Dominion of Canada was formed and over the years, what a land we have developed. It’s time to celebrate together all that is unique to this country—our culture, our diversity, our Canadian pride. Be sure to join us throughout the year for our special Canada 150 events and initiatives. There are so many reasons to celebrate this year! In addition to a new look for the website, and all the other great news you can read about in this issue, VPL will be extending the hours at Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre and Pierre Berton Resource Libraries starting March 6 when they begin opening at 9 a.m. seven days a week for your convenience. We are also expanding our offerings of French programming with the Kids’ French Book Club and French Movies with English subtitles so the whole family can enjoy them. During March Break, there’s even a Magic Show and a Magic Workshop being offered in French, so come out and passez un moment fantastique avec nous!

What’s New most celebrating Canadian literature and Bike into Spring (p. 10). There’s a lot to do with the entire family! Watch for VPL’s Canada 150 web page, currently being developed. It will allow you to share, in 150 words or less, which Canadian book, movie or song has impacted you the most. Copies of Colossal Canada are also being given out to commemorate our amazing country. Celebrations will continue into late 2017 as we close the year with the opening of the upcoming Vellore Village South Library. As you can see in the photo, the Mayor, Members of Council and the Library Board recently broke ground on the 8,300 sq. ft., hourglass-shaped facility. Be sure to stay up to date with the details on our building blog, www.vaughanpl.info/building. In this issue of What’sOn, to commemorate Canada’s special anniversary, a Canada 150 logo has been added throughout to denote Canadian authors and literature—be sure to check them out and relish in the taste of Canadian culture and heritage. With the magic of Canada’s 150 birthday this year, enjoy looking through this issue of What’sOn and let VPL Enrich, Inspire and Transform you and your family’s life—past, present and future! th

Speaking of March Break, VPL is your March Break Headquarters, offering over 40 programs at various branches March 11–17 including in the Create It! and Make It! spaces. If you are looking for something to do after the Break, check out VPL’s Special Author Events (p. 7) with

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Free Passes to Experience Vaughan VPL’s new program, Experience Vaughan, enables you to pick up a free family pass for local attractions such as LEGOLAND®, Reptilia, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. All you need is your library card! Passes are available at select libraries. Visit www.vaughanpl.info for ticket pick-up times.

To celebrate Canada 150 and support Canadian literature, VPL is offering aspiring writers two great tools to create and promote their writing projects: Pressbooks, a book-writing program lets writers create a book in any format they need to publish. vaughanpl.pressbooks.pub

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Self-e, a self-publishing and distribution tool that allows independent authors’ works to be discovered by customers in all participating library systems. library.biblioboard.com Check out more exciting Vaughan Writes initiatives: vaughanpl.info/vaughanwrites

New VPL Mobile App

New Online Catalogue

Check out VPL's new online catalogue vaughanpl.bibliocommons.com Try some of the great features: • One-click holds • Get recommendations • Use Shelves to keep track of what you are reading • Check out and request eBooks in one place

VPL has launched a new mobile app, VaughanPL, in both iOS and Android versions. Download the app by searching for "vaughanpl" in your App Store.

FitDesks

MiFi now at Dufferin Clark Library

Get fit at Pierre Berton Resource Library while you read/study on a FitDesk, a combination desk and exercise bike.

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Have a tricky legal, financial, government, or hobby-related question? Drop in and challenge our experts at our FREE Ask an Expert event!

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Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre & Pierre Berton Resource Libraries Open Daily at New Extende 9 a.m. Starting March 6 Hours d See page 15 for branch hours.

CCRL · Mar 25, 11 am–3 pm

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With your VPL library card, check out a MiFi, a wireless router that acts as a portable WiFi hot spot. Connect to the Internet wherever you go!

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Check Out a Board Game!

Junior, teen and adult Board Games, such as Blokus, Exploding Kittens and Sushi Go! are available for check out for three weeks.

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3D Your Pet

We know pet lovers and we know you’ll love a mini version of your pet. Use our 3D scanner to make a paw-print, head-shot, or full-size model of your fur-baby. All pets must be on a leash or crated. Pets will be required to sit still—bring treats! Pre-register at the Service Desk. CCRL May 11, 18 7 pm

STEAM Club

Tech Tutorials

Get expert advice on recording, filming and editing. Led by a community expert, these in-depth workshops will teach you how to use the equipment and software in our Create It! space. Ages 15+. Space is limited. Pre-register at the Service Desk. $90 per 4 sessions. CCRL Music Recording Mondays 6:30 pm

3D Yourself

Ever wonder what you’d look like in plastic? Drop by our creation spaces and learn how to make a model of yourself using our 3D scanner. Selfies are so 2D! Ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. CCRL Mar 6, Apr 10, May 8 7 pm PBRL Mar 16 4 pm Apr 22 11:30 am May 18 6 pm

Mar 6–27

Green Room: Film Mondays 6:30 pm Apr 3–May 1 | No program Apr 17 Green Room: Photography Thursdays 6:30 pm May 4–25

Cardboard Modelling 2.0

Design and assemble a one-of-a-kind creation. Use modelling software to turn a 3D object into 2D planes that can be assembled with cardboard, layer by layer. Patience required! Ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL Mar 26, Apr 23 11 am

Cereal Box Car Derby

STEP 1: Design and build your own cereal box car (we provide the materials). STEP 2: Race them during March Break! For ages 5+. BCRL Mar 17 1 pm

Design in 3D

Learn how to design and build your very own 3D creations using Tinkercad. No experience required. Ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL May 30 6 pm

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Make a Movie Day

Do you want to make a movie this March Break? Play with costumes,

make-up, and props. Explore stop

motion, movie editing, and sound FX.

Write and star in your own movie! For all ages.

BCRL Mar 13 11 am

Design Your Own Button

Backpack looking a little empty? Put a button on it! Learn how to design your own button and we’ll help you make it. Show the world what you’re passionate about. Ages 13–18. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL Mar 21, Apr 25 6 pm

First Steps with Electronic Boards

These workshops will inspire you to kick-start your own projects. Learn how tiny computers and boards can be used to make cool gadgets for home, school or just for fun! Ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL Arduino Mar 9 6 pm Raspberry Pi Apr 13 6 pm Sensors May 11 6 pm

Get Certified!

Attend one workshop to learn equipment basics and how to use software to create your project. Next, you can book time for staff to bring your project to life. Only staff have access to the 3D Printers and Carvey®. Ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. 3D Printing CCRL Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25 7 pm PBRL

Mar 2 Mar 25 Apr 6 Apr 20 May 4 May 20

Carvey® PBRL Mar 30, Apr 27 May 25

4 pm 11:30 am 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 11:30 am

Join us each week as we explore the world of STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. For ages 7+. BCRL Tuesdays 7 pm

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

Celebrate Canadian Authors! Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week with a visit from a celebrated children's author!

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May 2 1–2 pm Mahtab Narsimhan

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This program is offered with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

May 10 1–2 pm Wallace Edwards

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May 9 1–2 pm Hélène Boudreau

Vaughan Teens

Reading

Release your inner book nerd! Meet award-winning authors E.K. Johnson and Erin Bow, participate in spoken word, dance and beatboxing performances by the youth

empowerment hip hop troupe, UNITY, and more. For school bookings contact Bathurst Clark Resource Libary. BCRL

Mar 24

11 am–6 pm

Virtual Reality at the Library!

Discover and explore Virtual Reality. Together we assemble VR glasses, tour the virtual reality world, and you get to take the glasses home! Ages 8–12. Limited to 15 participants. Pre-register at the Service Desk. Admission is $5. BCRL Apr 2 11 am DC Mar 27 6:30 pm PBRL Mar 15 2:30 pm

Walking with Dinosaurs in a Green World!

See every corner of the world or go back in time with our green screen. Bring your family or friends and see where your library visit can take you. For ages 13+. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL Mar 23 4 pm

6 pm

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Special Author Events

Writers’ Series — Richard Scrimger Aspiring writers and book lovers are welcome to join and hear the wonderful stories behind our authors' latest works. BCRL

1:30–4 pm

Hindi Kavi Sammelan Join us for a free poetry event featuring a poetry reading in Hindi by local and global poets and authors offered in partnership with Hindi Chetna. DC

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Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts

Richard Scrimger, the acclaimed bestselling author, will share his experience in creating children’s literature. You will learn what SpongeBob, Harry Potter and Lara Croft have in common, and laugh out loud as you create scenes of your own. Together with our local children’s writers, Richard Scrimger will share behind-the­ scenes stories of a writer’s life.

May 13

1:30–4:30 pm

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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 3–5 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited. DC Thursdays 10:30 am

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Book Clu b Get the book, read the book, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! For ages 8–12. BCRL Mar 1 7 pm

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 No program Mar 14/Mar 16 CCRL MA PBRL PL

Wednesdays 2 pm Tuesdays 1:30 pm Tuesdays 10:30 am Mondays 11:30 am No program Apr 17/May 22

LEGO DUPLO® Read! Build! Play!

Read, build and play with Duplo to develop early literacy skills. For ages 2–5 and a parent or caregiver. PBRL Thursdays 10:30 am

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. AN Fridays 10:30 am KL Wednesdays 2 pm MA Thursdays 1:30 pm PBRL Mondays 3 pm No program Apr 17/May 22

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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. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 3–5. AN Wednesdays 11 am MA Thursdays 11:30 am Starting Apr 6–May 18 Registration begins Mar 20

Ready to Read

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

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy 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 No program Mar 16 CCRL Mondays 11:30 am No program May 22 KL Tuesdays 11 am MA Tuesdays 10:30 am PBRL Wednesdays 10:30 am Fridays 10:30 am No program Apr 14 PL Wednesdays 10:30 am Fridays 10:30 am No program Apr 14

Children’s programs Cardboard Fort Fun

Come design, create, and build anything — with cardboard. We provide the cardboard, tape, markers and more. Just bring your imagination and creativity. DC Mar 20 6:30 pm

Chess Club

Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out! WO Tuesdays 6:45 pm

Fun with French

Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French-speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7+. BCRL Sundays 1:30 pm Starting Apr–May No program Apr 16/May 21

Sensory Storytime

CCRL PBRL

Register for this four week interactive sensory storytime program for children ages 2–6 of all abilities, especially those with special needs. CCRL Thursdays Mar 23–Apr 13 10:30 am May 4–25 4 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm Tuesdays 7 pm Starting May 7–May 30

Homework Help

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

MARCH APRIL MAY 2017

Homework help! Math, Science, English, and more. For ages 7–12. Please contact the Service Desk for more information. AN Tuesdays 4 pm CCRL Wednesdays 4 pm DC Wednesdays 4 pm

Vaughan Public Libraries

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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! 60 mins. 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! 60 mins. Pour 9–14 ans. CCRL Apr 13 6:30 pm Les contes de Beedle le barde par J.K. Rowling

May 11

6:30 pm

Camp Pikachu : choisis ton camp! par Alex Polan

LEGO® Lab

Come experiment in our LEGO® lab. Using LEGO® bricks as a tool, we’ll explore robotics, game building, creating comics, and more. DC Mondays 6:30 pm Apr–May No program Apr 17/May 22

Minecrafters’ Club

Create a whole new world with friends! Come play Minecraft for free at the library. MA Thursdays 7 pm Apr–May www.vaughanpl.info

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May 2

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Mar 30

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Apr 27

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May 25

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Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Matilda by Roald Dahl

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Frindle by Andrew Clements

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo

Reading Buddies for Kids

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

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Teen Book Clubs

family Storytime

Come by and pick up a copy of one of our hot reads and then come back a month later to meet up and chat about the book.

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

Family programs 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 Mar 13, Apr 3, May1 6:30 pm

French Movie Film en Français

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! BCRL Mar 26, Apr 23 May 28 2:30 pm MA Mar 27, Apr 24 May 29 6:30 pm

Pokémon League

Whether you own Pokémon Cards, love Pokémon or just want something fun to do after school, come play Pokémon TCG at the library! All ages are welcome. CCRL Mar 9, 16, 23 | Apr 6, 20 May 4, 18 6 pm KL Mar 1, 15, 29 | Apr 12, 26 May 10, 24 6 pm

Puppet Show Fun

The whole family can laugh, listen and enjoy a lively, fun and amusing puppet show. BCRL Mar 14 2 pm MA May 13 2 pm PL Mar 17 10:30 am

Mar 1

7 pm

Apr 5

7 pm

May 3

7 pm

Mar 27

7 pm

Teen programs

Apr 24

7 pm

May 29

7 pm

Fun with French Volunteers

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Tuesdays 7 pm Mondays 7 pm No program Mar 13/Apr 17/ May 22

CCRL

Wednesdays 7 pm Fridays 11:30 am No program Apr 14

DC MA PBRL

Wednesdays 6:30 pm Saturdays 2 pm Mondays 7 pm No program Apr 17/May 22

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Tuesdays Thursdays

7 pm 6:45 pm

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

Ayez du plaisir grâce à de superbes histoires et chansons pour tous, le tout en français! CCRL Mar 4, 18 | Apr 15, 29 May 13, 27 11:30 am

Bike into Spring Get ready to cycle! Discover the library collection on cycling, learn DIY bike maintenance tips, and connect with cycling community groups. Enjoy a special storytime and a kids' Bike Rodeo. Bring your own bike and helmet.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz

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Parlez-vous français? Read, play games and interact with kids in French. Application forms are available at the Service Desk or online. BCRL Sundays 1:30 pm Starting Apr–May No program Apr 16/May 21 CCRL PBRL

Wednesdays Tuesdays

What’sOn

MARCH APRIL MAY 2017

7 pm 7 pm

Foosball

Foosball is now in Pierre Berton Resource Library’s Teen Area! Test your skills with this interactive game and challenge your friends. Contact the Service Desk for more information. PBRL

PlayStation®

It's gotta be PlayStation®4. Play interactive and fun games and challenge your skills in sports and races. All ages are welcome! Contact the Service Desk for more information. PBRL

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Reading Buddies Volunteers Make reading a blast for kids! Practice reading, play games, and have fun. BCRL MA

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Don't sit on the baby! Learn this and many other important skills for becoming a top-notch babysitter. Admission is $55. For ages 11–15. MA Mar 13, 17 May 20 10 am

Escape the Library The clock is ticking. Test your wits by solving puzzles and clues to make your escape from the library. Stay for food and games. Pre-register at the Service Desk.

Teen Issues Council

Be the change. Learn presentation skills, public speaking and collaborate with other teens. BCRL Thursdays 7 pm MA · May 6, 7 pm–12 am 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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Poetry Hike in Kortright Dust off your hiking shoes and come hear inspiring Canadian nature poetry in a beautiful setting. Presented in partnership with the Kortright Centre for Conservation. Free admission with your VPL card. Register at 905.653.7323 ext 4316. PBRL · Apr 29, 10–11 am

Adult programs

Chinese Book Club

Share your thoughts on books and existential issues in Chinese. The club is facilitated by the York Region Senior Wellness Centre. Call 289.809.0084 for more information. BCRL Apr 13, May 11 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

Toot Your Own Horn Ready to take yourself to the next level? Get tips on how to freshen your image, your brand, and your resumé.

PBRL · May 13, 2–4:30 pm

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Computer Tutor Volunteers

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

Free Tax Clinics

A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $30,000 without dependents and less than $40,000 with dependents. Pre-register at the Service Desk after Febrary 20. BCRL Mar 4, 11 1 pm Mar 9 10 am Mar 15, 22 5:30 pm Mar 7, 21 6 pm DC Mar 12 1 pm Mar 6–31 By Appt MA 6 pm PBRL Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 11, 25 1 pm Mar 6, 13, 14, 28 6 pm WO Mar 18, Apr 1 1 pm

Haiku for You!

Haiku wordsmiths will spin a poem just for you. Take home a custom Haiku card typed on a typewriter, or hang it on our Poe-Tree, to celebrate Poetry Month. PBRL Apr 22 2 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 Mar 30, May 25 6:30 pm

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 Apr 17/May 22 KL

Sundays 1:30 pm No program Apr16/May 21

Russian Literary Discussion Group

Read any great books lately? Tell us about any Russian language books you've read, and hear from our staff about what is new in the Russian collection. PL Mar 20, Apr 3 May 15 7 pm

MARCH APRIL MAY 2017

Senior Social

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and special info workshops. WO Mar 16, Apr 20 May 18 2 pm

Study Hall

Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. BCRL CCRL PBRL Apr 4–28 Mon–Thurs 9 pm–12 am Fri 6–9 pm Sat–Sun 5–9 pm No Study Hall April 14, 16 and 17

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 Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4 2 pm

Adult Book Clubs

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

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. A special poetry event will take place April 8. For more info, contact Debbie Ouellet at 905.936.3363. BCRL Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13 10:30 am

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Mar 2

7 pm

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Apr 6

7 pm

Mar 28

7 pm

May 4

7 pm

Apr 25

7 pm

Mar 27

7 pm

May 23

7 pm

Mar 14

7 pm

Apr 24

7 pm

May 29

7 pm

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Apr 26

7 pm

May 31

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

BCRL

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson

Regeneration by Pat Barker

Vaughan Writers’ Club

Vaughan Writers' Club invites all local writers and aspiring writers to collaborate and create. Please contact VaughanWritersClub@gmail.com for more information. BCRL Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16 7 pm

May 9

Mar 29

Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan

The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton

CCRL

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Apr 11

7 pm

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr

Stalin's Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan

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Etta & Otto & James & Russell by Emma Hooper The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom

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Maeve's Times: selected Irish Times writings by Maeve Binchy

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

The Lost Landscapes: a Writer's coming of age by Joyce Carol Oates

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Teach Me to Forget

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Ron Chernow

Erica M. Chapman

Erin Bow

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ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY

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350 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge L4L 5C9

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

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Nanette's Baguette

We Found A Hat

The Story of Canada

Canada Year by Year

Barbara Reid

Mo Willems

Jon Klassen

Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

Elizabeth MacLeod

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PL

1441 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill L4J 7R4

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge L4L 2S7

900 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill L4J 8C1

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

New Extende Hours! d

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

DUFFERIN CLARK LIBRARY

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

BCRL

KLEINBURG LIBRARY

10341 Islington Avenue North, Kleinburg, L0J 1C0

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

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THORNHILL

STEELES AVE W

AN

Baby’s First Treasury

SUMMERIDGE DR

LANGSTAFF RD

ROVE RD

Spindle

ANSLEY G

E

Scythe

7

NE RD

RD CHANCELLOR DR

KIPLING AV

427

AN

BATHURST ST

LANGSTAFF RD

WO

WOODBRIDGE AVE

CONCORD CREDITSTO

PINE VALLEY

LANGSTAFF RD

PL

DGE AVE

WOODBRIDGE

TEEN

PLEASANT RI

PBRL

KEELE ST

Hannah Tinti

ST

RUTHERFORD RD

JANE ST

Haruki Murakami

Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

DUFFERIN

Keigo Higashino

AVE

Under the Midnight Sun

Megyn Kelly

VV

CCRL

MELVILLE

Settle for More

27

MAPLE

WESTON RD

Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

ISLINGTON AVE N

HUNTINGTON RD

Testimony Robbie Robertson

MA

MAJOR MACKENZIE DR

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

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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March

Break March 11–17 17

French Magic Show Spectacle de magie en français

A French interactive magic show for the whole family by the one and only Jean Deshaies! Tickets are $5. Tickets on sale starting March 1. All ages. Dans un spectacle hautement interactif que vous ne serez pas prêt d’oublier, vous tomberez sous le charme du seul et unique Jean Deshaies. Les billets sont $5. Billets en vente dès le 1er mars. Pour toute la famille. PBRL Mar 16 (FR) 1:30 pm

LEGO® Contest

Use your imagination and create an original design for our LEGO® contest. Contact the Service Desk for contest rules and category details. MA Mar 16 2 pm

Magic of Scott Dietrich!

Enjoy 40 minutes of fun, magic and hilarity with Scott the Magician! Children become participants and learn some tricks themselves. Tickets are $5. Tickets on sale starting March 1. Space is limited. AN Mar 11 12 pm BCRL Mar 16 10:30 am MA Mar 15 10:30 am

Magic Workshop Atelier de magie

You want to be a magician? Then come and learn unique tricks to surprise your friends and family! Tickets on sale starting March 1. Limited to 25 apprentice sorcerers. Admission is $10 for a 60 minute session. For ages 8+. Tu aimes la magie? Viens apprendre des tours uniques qui épateront la galerie! L’inscription est requise et coûte $10. Limite de 25 apprentis magiciens. Pour 8 ans et plus. CCRL Mar 14 (EN) 10 am PBRL Mar 16 (FR) 10:30 am

March Break Central

School is out and kids are taking over the library! Great March Break activities are taking place all week long. Contact the Service Desk for more information. Pi Day Mar 14 AN BCRL CCRL DC KL MA PBRL PL WO Games Day BCRL Mar 15 PBRL CCRL Mar 13, 16 PL DC Mar 16 WO KL Mar 15 MA Mar 16

Mar 13, 15 Mar 15 Mar 13

Fantastical Fairy Tales Day MA Mar 17 AN Mar 17 PL Mar 17 CCRL Mar 15 WO Mar 16 DC Mar 13 LEGO® Super Hero Day AN Mar 16 PBRL DC Mar 15 PL MA Mar 13

Mar 17 Mar 16

Spectacular Science CCRL Mar 17 PL Mar 13 WO Mar 15

www.vaughanpl.info 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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