Education and Learning

Your Library is here to help foster the love of learning at every age and stage of life; we are never too old or too young to learn a new skill or find a new passion! With these resources you will be sure to find something new to try; you can dabble in genealogy, learn how to crochet, learn a new language, or even take courses to start a new career.

Resources Provided by Your Library

Creative Bug

Craft Video Classes

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists with CreativeBug.

Simply use your Library Card Number to set up your account and start creating!

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy Website

Ancestry.ca Library Edition lets patrons search for genealogy records, including Canadian and American census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, military records and more. Usually only available from the Library, Ancestry.ca is allowing patrons to access their website from home until June 30th, 2021 because of the current health crisis. To access this great resource, you must login into your library account from the catalogue page using your library card number and your pin.

You can also access Ancestry.ca directly from the Library.

Contact the library for help accessing your library account.

Online Learning Resources

Free online classes and video tutorials for adults

Class Central

Class central aggregates courses from many providers to help you find the best courses on almost any subject, wherever they exist. For example, see the full list of courses offered for free by the University of Toronto.

e-Channel

e-Channel is an online Literacy and Basic Skills program. It is funded by Ontario's Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Tech Boomers

Tech Boomers offers free tips and tutorials on how to use basic technology services such as Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon etc. If you are using a social networking site or other online medium to engage with others, Tech Boomers can provide clarification on any questions and challenges you may encounter, making accessing and using these services stress free.

Language Learning

Library Programs

Italian Classes

The Library has the great privilege to have a native Italian speaker who offers Italian classes for beginners and intermediary speakers. Because of the current health crisis, the classes have been suspended. When the classes resume, we will post the schedule here.

French Storytime

When the library programming is allowed to resume once the current health crisis is resolved, we will start a monthly French storytime for children 0-10.

Language Learning Websites

DuoLingo

DuoLingo is a free language service that allows users to learn a variety of languages using fun and science-based techniques. Users can create an online profile or download the app to their smartphones or tablets to learn on the go.

Busuu

Busuu is a mostly free language service offering lessons in 12 different languages on the web and smart devices. Learners can sign up for free, or subscribe to a premium membership to access further features.