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TD SRC: Eureka!

June 27, 2014 | Faye | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Looking for something to do in the summer?


Join us at the Agincourt Library for our awesome Summer Programs, which are listed as follows:

  • Tuesdays , 2-3pm, July 8th - August 12: Programs for kids between 6-9 years old.
  • Wednesday, 2-2:30pm, July 9th - August 13: Program for kids between 0-5 years old.
  • Thursdays, 2-3pm, July 10th  - August 14th:Programs for kids between 10-13 years old.

Please also note that book reporting starts Monday June 30th.

Registration has already begun!




A Visit with Red Maple Nominee Valerie Sherrard

June 6, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Valerie Sherrard

Thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts through the Writers’ Union of Canada, Bridlewood Branch was able to host Red Maple Fiction Nominee Valerie Sherrard.  At this Author Visit, which took place on Monday, May 12, Ms. Sherrard spoke about her life as a Children’s writer and her nominated book, Counting Back from Nine

The novel is in free verse but it was originally written in prose.  Ms. Sherrard explained that during the editing process, she was compelled to change the style of the book. She felt that poetry was a better fit for the story’s tone and subject matter.

Ms. Sherrard also shared some great advice about writing and life in general.




 Counting Back From 9An enthusiastic group of Grade Seven and Eight students from J.B. Tyrrell Senior Public School joined us for this program.  As participants in the Ontario Library Associations’ Forest of Reading Program  they came prepared with thoughtful questions and their love of reading.

Counting Back from Nine is an emotional, thoughtful read and is available at Toronto Public Library.  Click to place a hold on this celebrated piece of Canadian fiction. 

Customer Appreciation Days: Steeles and Agincourt Branch

June 5, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Thank-you for being such great library customers.  Help us say thanks at our great Customer Appreciation events at Steeles Branch and Agincourt Branch.

Steeles Branch Customer Appreciation Day!

Saturday June 7th come and experience all the library has to offer:

  • Booksale at 11:00am
  • Facepainting at 11:30am
  • Henna Tattoos at 1:30pm


Agincourt Branch Customer Appreciation Day!

Saturday June 14th come and enjoy some fun for the whole family!

  • Giant Booksale 10:30 am - 3:00pm
  • Firefighter Storytime 10:30am - 11:00 am
  • Craft Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Steel Drum Performance by Pan Man Pat 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Clogging & Zumba Dance 2:00pm - 3:00pm

and more.....

June Programs at Steeles Branch

June 4, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Head over to Steeles Branch for some great family fun this June!

PA Day Movie!

Join us on Friday June 6th @ 1pm and watch a movie on the BIG SCREEN.

The Nut Job


No tickets/No Registration


Father's Day Craft Program

Tuesday June 10th @ 4:00pm

Children of ALL ages are welcome to join us as we celebrate Father's Day at the Library!  Come and make a FREE craft to give to Dad.

Father's Day
No tickets/No registration.

Asian Heritage Month at Steeles Branch

May 22, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month this May at Steeles Branch

Saturday May 24 @ 1pm

Design and create your own block print wall hanging.

Join Fatima Kazmi, a well known visual artist, who will guide you as you make a creation as unique as you are!  No previous experience necessary, and all the materials are provided.

All ages welcome, bring the whole family and have fun!

Limited Free tickets available at 12:30pm.


Family Storytime at Steeles Branch!

Tuesdays @ 4pm, May 13 - June 3*

All ages are welcome!  Come and join us for fun and learning for the whole family.  Children and parents will participate in a program of storytelling, songs, rhymes, activities and crafts.

*No Registration Required.

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Know Your Community - Agincourt!

April 15, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

On Thursday April 10th Agincourt Branch hosted a successful Community and Volunteer Fair!  The fair was planned in partnership between the Toronto Public Library-Agincourt Branch and Library Settlement Partnership workers from Catholic Cross Cultural Services (CCS).

With so many great services and resources available in the Agincourt Community, we thought it would be a great idea to bring together agency representatives from many organizations in one place.  Library customers were able to meet with agency representatives, network and sign up for volunteer work.

Thank-you so much to all the Agencies and representatives in attendance, and everyone who visited the Community and Volunteer Fair.  We hope to see you again next year!

Here is a list of the Organizations in attendance at the Agincourt Community and Volunteer Fair 2014, and a link to their websites:



Running Into the Eye of History

April 1, 2014 | Jane | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...


Running Into the Eye of History:

The Girl in the Picture

 Denise Chong, author of The Girl in the Picture, will present a slide show and discuss how the photograph of Kim Phuc came to be - its power and effect on the subject herself,  and on the war in Vietnam. 


  Girl in the Picture

Tues., April 8 from 6:30 to 8:00

Agincourt Library, Program Room

155 Bonis Ave.



March Break - fun times for all!

March 21, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Thanks to Katherine for this update from Bridlewood Branch!

There were crafts that got kids making and games that got them shaking.  Songs that had them toe-tapping and stories that got them hand-clapping.  Add in some tricks that amazed and had some eyebrows raised and you get one pretty full week of March Break Fun at Bridlewood Branch.

We started by saying “Pirates Ho!” as we learned how to talk, act, sing, and dance like swashbuckling buccaneers.  The next day we bounced like bunnies and created a beautiful bunny bookmark.

BoatPlane 2The unexpected snowy weather meant that we unfortunately had to cancel our scheduled “Arm’s Length Puppets” Puppet Show but bad news turned to good when staff put on an unexpected “Maker Program”.  Kids used their imaginations to create all kinds of space inspired objects including a paper plane-boat that could really fly! 


The week continued as we took some canoe rides “Down by the Bay”.  The kids helped to perform a puppet show based on the book One-Dog Canoe by Mary Cassanova and then came up with new rhymes and verses for the popular song about “where the watermelons grow”. 

BWOur week of March Break Fun had a magical ending thanks to our friends at Steeles Branch who invited their special guest to Bridlewood as they are closed for renovation.  Mysterion amazed kids and adults alike with his mind reading tips and tricks.  

 One week and a hundred different ways to have fun…that was March Break at Bridlewood Branch this year!





March Break – Fun Break @ Bridlewood Branch!

February 26, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Gimme a break…a fun break at Bridlewood Branch this March!

Our March Break programs are for makers and shakers—kids who love to listen to stories, sing songs, play games, create crafts, and have all kinds of fun. Plus we will be hosting a special Puppet Show as Arms Length Puppets present “Dandy Lion” on Wednesday, March 12.

All programs will take place starting at 2:00 pm and run for approximately 45 minutes, with the exception of the Puppet Show which will be an hour long program (until 3:00 pm).

There is no pre-registration for these programs but we will be handing out a limited number of 50 tickets for the Puppet Show, 1 hour before the performance on Wednesday, March 12.

Monday, Mar. 10 “Pirates Ho!” Stories and songs of the sea!

Tuesday, Mar. 11 “Bunnies & Bookmarks” Hop on over! Fun for everybunny!

Wednesday, Mar. 12 Arm’s Length Puppets presents “Dandy Lion”*

    *Limit 50. Tickets will be given out starting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday only.

Thursday, Mar. 13 “Water-Melon Make & Do” Down by the bay and over at the library!

Friday, Mar. 14 “Library BINGO” Game on! Fun4


Please Note: Our apologies but we will NOT be hosting a Magic Show on Tuesday, March 11 as mistakenly listed in Toronto Public Library’s “What’s On” publication.


March Break Madness 2014!

February 24, 2014 | Faye | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

March Break Madness

Looking for something to do with the little ones during March Break?

Why not check out some of the programs happening at the Agincourt Library?

Here is a listing of our Children’s and Teen programs:

Friday March 7th: P.A. Day movie. (Movie TBA)

Saturday March 8th:  Young Colors Mixed Media from 2-4 pm (Registration Required)

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Monday March 10th:   Spring Craft Madness from 2-3pm

Tuesday March 11th:  Theatre Musical Interactif avec Grace, 10 am,

Drawing Program for ages 10 and up from 3-4pm

Wednesday March 12th:  Puppet Show: “Mo Willems: That’s Not a Good Idea!” from 2-3pm

Thursday March 13th:  Super Sara Magic Show from 2-3pm

Friday March 14th:  Hunger Games Pre- Party:  1-2pm and the Teen Movie: Hunger Games 2-5pm


*For detailed information, Please call the Agincourt Library at 416-396-8944



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