It's that time again! Time to look back, reflect, and give ourselves a big pat on the shoulder for all our accomplishments throughout the year. It was another busy year at Agincourt branch, and as 2011 winds down, we are still amazed at all the programs and events we had here at Agincourt Branch! As always, we had something for everyone and patrons of all ages, from babies to seniors, teens to adults. It was all happening at Agincourt branch: fitness, arts and crafts, astronomy, science, volunteering, health and wellness, finance and our fantastic children's programs.
Some of our 2011 highlights included:
- February saw teens and tweens celebrating Anti-Valentine's Day, showcasing fun food such as broken heart cookies, contests and crafts.
- We hosted Thought Exchange programs featuring lively discussions about advances in science and astronomy.
- In May we celebrated Asian Heritage Month learning how to carve elaborate fruits and vegetables and were treated to a workshop by the Starlight Cantonese Opera company.
- Toronto Public Library's own Dewey made an appearance at our third annual Customer Appreciation Day in June.
- A Health Agency Fair was held in August highlighting information from different community health and wellness organizations, and our second annual Volunteer Fair in October was once again a popular event.
- In November, Agincourt branch turned twenty years old. To mark this special occasion we hosted an open house featuring a puppet show starring Agincourt's Youth Advisory Group, a display featuring pictures of the building of Agincourt branch, a huge book sale and, of course, cake and refreshments. Happy Birthday Agincourt Branch!!
- Finally, to mark the holiday season, Agincourt staff performed a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Mulled cider, cookies, and Thrilling Tales rounded out the year.
Let's not forget about our wonderful ongoing Children's Ready for Reading programs, volunteer programs like Leading to Reading and the Youth Advisory Group, and our popular Computer Classes for adults.
We could not have done it without such a great community. Thank-you for making 2011 such an overwhelming success! Here's to making 2012 just as successful. See you next year!
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