Adults & Seniors
Are you looking for an interesting summer read? Something to take on
vacation, to the beach, or just to sit on the deck and enjoy?
This summer, try an OLA Forest of Reading 2014 Evergreen nominee.
The Evergreen Award Program was introduced in 2005 by the Ontario
Library Association (OLA) to give adults the opportunity to vote for a
work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction they like the most.
The nominees are:
These, and many more great summer reads, are available in our
catalogue in print and eBook formats.
The winner of the Forest of Reading 2014 Evergreen Award will be
chosen during Ontario Public Library Week in October 2014.
Voting will take place on our website from Oct. 19 to 25.
Fearless Fred Live!
Monday, Aug. 25
Free Food 6–7 p.m.
Q&A & Awards 7–8 p.m.
Are you a fan of
Family Guy, Futurama,
Robot Chicken and
other hit animated
series on Teletoon?
Ever wonder what
goes on behind the
scenes of one of
the most listened-to radio stations
in the world? Do you read fantasy
fiction and comic books, or are you a
budding author yourself?
As the host of Teletoon’s popular
show Fred at Night, co-host of the
afternoon drive on 102.1 The Edge
and author of fiction and comic
books, Fearless Fred has no shortage
of things to talk about. Hear about
what he’s working on now and get
your questions answered. Also, get a
pic and an autograph!
Fred will also announce the winners
of the Teens Write! Fiction, Poetry &
Comic Book Contest and present the
awards (more information inside).
Register starting Aug. 1 for this
all ages program:
905-683-4000 ext. 8813.
Tea & Books
Wednesdays 1:15 p.m.
by Rebecca Makai
A Novel Bunch
Thursdays 7 p.m.
the art of racing in the rain
by Garth Stein
Mondays 1:30 p.m.
Bastards and boneheads
by Will Ferguson
Mondays 7 p.m.
to be announced
Please note: Our movie titles may change at any time. For the
most up-to-date information, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca
or call any of our branches.
Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events
or by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813.
at the Main
If you are interested joining Book Chat or
Fiction Addiction, please contact us:
905-683-4000, ext. 8813.
The Grand Budapest
Saturday, July 5 1:30 p.m.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at
a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero
Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted
friend. Register now.
Million Dollar Arm
Saturday, July 26 1:30 p.m.
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment
strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play
Major League Baseball. Registration begins July 2.
Saturday, August 16 1:30 p.m.
A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess
only to realize the child may be the only one who can
restore peace. Registration begins Aug. 1.
Book clubs will take a break over
the summer. Here is what they will
be reading when they resume in
Stay tuned for more information about an exciting new initiative! It encourages youth and seniors to engage in positive
interactions with each other, engage in hands-on technology teaching and learning, and feel empowered to
embrace life with a new zest and zeal.
We will be looking for volunteers to help with this new program, including older adults, early retirees, baby
boomers, seniors, and those affiliated with local community groups or that use technology regularly.
Ask staff for a volunteer form beginning July 3. More details to come!
linkedIn & networking
Thursday, July 10 10:30 a.m.–noon
This hands-on session provides participants with an overview of the
benefits of using a professional LinkedIn profile to assist with job searching,
networking and maintaining industry contacts. Participants will learn how to
set up a professional LinkedIn profile geared to enhance their networking and
mastering interviews: getting to “you’re hired”
Thursday, Aug. 14 10:30 a.m.–noon
An in-depth look at various interview styles used today and review of some of
the tough questions employers ask. Learn how to answer questions effectively
using the STAR formula, handle illegal and awkward questions tactfully, and
prepare questions you can ask. You will leave this session armed with the tips
and tools you need to handle interviewers with confidence and care. Further
opportunity to practice interview questions during a feedback session with a
Career Specialist will be scheduled by the vpi office.
interactive job search workshop - ages 14 to 24
Wednesday, July 16 & Tuesday, Aug. 12 1–3 p.m.
Join representatives from Northern Lights Canada for a fun-filled afternoon
developing job search strategies. Prizes to be won!
Register through facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jsw.facilitator or call
905-426-1760 ext. 5162 (Deanna) or ext. 5168 (Aneesa).
Mini Job Search Workshops
905-683-4000, ext 8811
Northern Lights Canada
Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, Aug. 5 4–6 p.m.
Meet with someone from Northern Lights Canada, an organization
that provides assistance with short and long-term employment and
Do you need help with a document, creating an email account or
downloading to your personal device?
Our eTechnology Support Assistant can help.
Call 905-683-4000 ext 8813 to book an appointment.
Euchre & Bridge
There will be no Euchre, Social Bridge
or Learn to Play Bridge throughout the
summer. Registration will begin on
Monday, Aug. 25.
travel light with
Planning a trip this summer?
Consider packing some audiobooks along
with that sun screen. We have a great
collection of books on CD for adults,
teens and kids.
But, did you know that we also offer
You can take along a variety of books
that will take up no room in your car or
Call or visit a branch to find out how easy
it is to download an eAudiobook. You can
download 10, then return and take out
more from anywhere in the world using
WIFI and your library card.
Here are a few of the great titles available:
Afghan Women’s Association
Every Monday Main Branch
2 - 4 p.m. – Settlement Service (registration required)
4 - 6 p.m. – Youth Drop-In Counselling Service
Settlement services in English, Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu.
After school workshops for youth focus on leadership and life
Register at 905-683-4000, ext 8813. In partnership with AWO.
Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.
English Conversation Circle
No meetings throughout the summer.
French Conversation Circle
No meetings throughout the summer.
DCCC Seniors Program
Every Saturday beginning July 12 Main Branch
1 - 5 p.m.
Chinese speaking seniors can enjoy Chinese-style games,
Tai Chi and much more. Both Cantonese and Mandarin are
For more information, email email@example.com or visit
Hours & Locations
McLean Branch (905) 428-8489
95 Magill Drive
Mon & Fri 1 – 9 p.m.
Tue –Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Village Branch (905) 683-1140
58 Church St. North
Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fri –Sat 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Main Branch (905) 683-4000
55 Harwood Ave. South
Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Take the opportunity to engage in conversation with people from other
countries and share experiences while enjoying foreign films.
Tuesday, July 8 1:30 p.m.
Rated PG [Cantonese/Mandarin/English
In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup,
Cultural Cinema is offering a family fun movie.
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his
discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using
their martial art skills to their advantage. A funny
martial arts comedy about a team of misfits who
take their best shot at winning a championship!
A Shine of Rainbows
Tuesday, Aug. 5 1:30 p.m.
Rated PG [English]
A lonely orphan’s life is transformed by an
extraordinary woman who teaches him to
conquer grief and discover the magic in nature
Register: 905-683-4000 ext 8813
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All branches are closed July 1 & Aug. 4
Fun with Sticks & String
July 3, 17, 31 & Aug. 14, 28
7 – 9 p.m
Whether you knit, crochet, dye or spin, fibre
enthusiasts at all skill levels are welcome to
join this fun informal group. Drop in and have
a chat with our resident experts.
July 29 & Aug. 26 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion focusing
on current, local, provincial, national and
international headlines in a friendly, relaxed
Tuesday, July 15 1–3 p.m.
OPA! We’re off to Greece this month.
Enjoy a gorgeous aerial tour of the
cradle of Western Civilization while
sampling traditional treats from the
Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext.
8813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.