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From “Eureka!” to “Hooray!” – TD Summer Reading Club at Bridlewood Branch

August 20, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Thanks to Katherine for this update on fun Summer activities at Bridlewood Branch!

There were makers and shakers a plenty at this year’s TD Summer Reading Club at Bridlewood Branch!

Kids came in to do Book Reporting answering questions like “What kind of project could you make based on this (non-fiction) book?” and “If you could make something with one of the (fictional) characters who would it be and what would you make?” 

Didn’t get a chance to tell us about your favourite book?  Good news: TD SRC Book Reporting will continue at Bridlewood until Saturday, August 30, 2014.

And there was plenty of reasons to shout “Eureka!” at the TD Summer Reading Club – Children’s Programs too.  We started by asking “What Kind of Maker Are You?” and crafting “Maker Selfies”. 

Maker Kid 1-1 Then we answered that question over the next six weeks by becoming “Music”, “Face”, “Sandwich”, and “Maker” Makers.  Games, crafts, activities, and stories all helped to make these programs great!

 Younger children and their caregivers joined in the TD Summer Reading Club fun at TD SRC Family Time.  And what could they make?  More music, faces, and snacks as well as a mess…which they “cleaned” up again!  (And they got to make “Maker Selfies” too!)

 

A visit from the University of Toronto’s “Let’s Talk Science” program and a chance to “Giggle and Sing with Rob Joy” rounded out our 2014 TD Summer Reading Club Programs.

So “Hooray!” for all of the TD SRC fun…we can’t wait to see what will happen next year!

Teen Summer Programs @ Agincourt Branch!

July 30, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Is summer starting to get you down? Feeling bored and tuned out? Why not head to the LIBRARY...for some EXCITEMENT!!

Yup, you heard me correctly!  Check out our Cool TEEN PROGRAMS at Agincourt Branch this summer...

Teen/Tween Gaming Drop in!

ControllerMonopolyPlay some PS3/xBox 360 Kinect and Board Games!  Meet up with friends, challenge them to a game. Have FUN!

Friday August 1st 2-4pm *** + Teen Book and Comic Book Sale!

Friday August 15th 2-4pm

Friday August 29th  2-4pm

No registration required.  For ages 10+

 

Teen Flipbook Animation Workshop!  Pencil

Join Ruzya as she teaches you how to create an animated flipbook.

Tuesday August 26th 3:30-5:00pm.

Registration is required, in branch or call 416-396-8943.

For ages 12+

 

Cool Summer Programs at Steeles Branch!!

July 25, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Join the staff at Steeles Branch for some fun programs this August:

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Eureka TD Summer Reading Club

August Programs for Ages 0-5 (Tuesdays)

August 5 - Make a Lava Lamp - Join a real scientist from "Let's Talk Science" and make your own lava lamps.  Groovy!

August 12 - Make Magic - Make your own magic wand, watch as your name magically appears and more!  Surprises and magic are just around the corner.

August Programs for ages 6-12 (Fridays)

August 1 - Duct Tape Creations - What can you make with a roll of duct tape?  The possibilities are endless! Save your money...and make something unique to put it in!

August 8 - Make a Rocket - Join a real scientist from "Let's Talk Science" and become a rocket scientist while you make your own Alka-Seltzer rocket!  This program is going to be a BLAST!

August 15 - Make your Own Jewellery - Join "All Tied Up" Jewellery and create your own necklace, bracelet and ring.  Keep it for yourself and give it away as a gift!  Participants will also learn to tie different types of knots.

**All Programs start at 2pm.

***LIMITED free tickets will be given out starting at 1:30 pm each week.

****Book Reporting will take place ANY time the library is open.

Daycares, summer camps and all other groups must call in advance.

 

August FREE Family Movie:

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Come to the library and watch a movie on the BIG SCREEN!!!

Saturday *August 16* @ 11AM

Free Popcorn will be served!!

TD SRC: Eureka!

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

Looking for something to do in the summer?

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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!

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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

Balloons

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

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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.

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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...

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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:

  Thankyou

 

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. 

                       

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

Agincourt Library, Program Room

155 Bonis Ave.

416-396-8951

 

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