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Health Fair at Agincourt Library on November 28th

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For more information, please call Agincourt Branch 416-396-8950


December Programs @ Steeles Branch

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For more information about these programs, please contact Steeles Branch 416-396-8975.

November Programs @ Steeles Branch

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P.ACroods. Day movie

Friday November 15 @ 1pm

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.











Free Family Movie Monstersuniversity

Saturday November 23 @ 11am

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.


Resume Workshop for Youth @ Agincourt Branch

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Attention youth, aged 13+

Are you looking for part-time or after school work? Want to build the perfect resume to land you the job?  Want to get your resume in shape for the summer hiring season?

Let us help!

Jobsearch2Join our Resume Workshop for Youth

Thursday, October 3rd  4:00-5:30pm

Agincourt Branch Meeting Room

 A representative from Operation Springboard will be at the library to teach us some basic resume skills!

Register at the second floor Reference Desk

 or call 416-396-8950.

Computer Classes in Other Languages

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The Toronto Public Library offers a wide variety of computer classes.  These range from beginner classes such as Move That Mouse or Web Basics, to more advanced classes such as those on how to use Google Docs or LinkedIn.  The vast majority of these classes are offered in English, and timings vary across city branches.


Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.  It is no surprise then that it is also one of the most linguistically diverse cities as well.  Statistics Canada has identified about 160 mother tongues in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area.  Within the city itself, according to the 2011 Census, 45% of residents had a mother tongue other than English or French.  Moreover, 5% of Torontonians had no knowledge of either official language.

It is with these demographic statistics in mind, that librarians across TPL have started to offer computer classes in other languages.  The trend is just starting, but hopefully it will prosper and continue.  Anyone is welcome to attend these free classes, and only a quick registration might be required.

These are some of the upcoming computer classes offered in other languages at TPL:


Computer Classes in Urdu [Hindi Speakers are welcome!]:

Computer Training:  Move That Mouse

Ongoing event running from Mon Sep 02, 2013 - Tue Dec 31, 2013

کیا آپ کمپیوٹر کو استعمال کرنا سیکھنا چاھتیں ھیں؟ 

Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills in this hands-on class. This session introduces you to skills required for all computer training at the library.

To register and for more information, please call: 416-396-8950.


Computer Classes in Cantonese:

Computer Training:  Move That Mouse

Ongoing event running from Mon Sep 02, 2013 - Tue Dec 31, 2013

Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills in this hands-on class. This session introduces you to skills required for all computer training at the library.

To register and for more information, please call: 416-396-8950.


Computer Training:  Web Basics Pt. I.

Ongoing event running from Mon Sep 02, 2013 - Tue Dec 31, 2013

Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required.

To register and for more information, please call: 416-396-8950.


One-on-One Tech Training: Web Basics in Cantonese

Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 03, 2013 - Tue Dec 17, 2013
Queen Saulter

Hands-on tutorials in searching the Web, the Library Catalogue, or doing email in Cantonese. Register in person or call 416-393-7723.


Computer Classes in Mandarin:

Web Basics for Seniors in Mandarin

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
York Woods

An introduction to the Internet taught in Mandarin. For older adults, with little or no Internet experience. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. To register please call 416-275-4223.

Upcoming Dates:
Thu Aug 29
Thu Sep 05
Thu Sep 12
Thu Sep 19


See you soon!



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Flat Stanleys at Bridlewood and Steeles Branches

August 12, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (3) Facebook Twitter More...

The book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown inspired kids at both the Steeles and Bridlewood
TD Summer Reading Club(s) to make themselves “GO!” flat.  They created 2-D “self-portraits” that were then sent up or down Warden Avenue to the neighbouring branches and used to create two displays that included the following poem:

A bulletin board first made Stanley flat

And a bulletin board is now where it’s at

To see “flat” kids from the (Bridlewood/Steeles) TD SRC

Who’ve come for a visit to this library.

These artful creations do make a great show.

We made them to celebrate this summer of “GO!”

When friends come to visit, it fills all with glee,

So thanks for the idea Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley!

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Bridlewood's Flat Stanleys


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Steeles Branch Flat Stanleys

Of course, not all of the “Stanleys” that were created made it to display boards:  some children just couldn’t bear to part with their creations and they decided to take themselves home instead. We can only imagine all of the adventures that these other “Flat Kids"are “GO!”ing to get in to this summer.


~Thanks to Katherine and Sophia from Bridlewood and Steeles Branches for the update!

Teen Programs @ Steeles Branch

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Come on over to Steeles Branch and get crafty!  Sign up for some great teen programs this summer including:

Teen Nail Art Program Nailart

Friday August 16 @ 4pm

Have you ever wanted to try out the latest nail trends but didn’t know how?

Come out and learn some of the coolest DIY techniques for your nails!

No experience necessary. All materials provided!

Ages 10+

Registration is required and space is limited to sign up today!


Create Your Own Bath Fizzy!

Friday August 23 @ 4pm

A bath fizzy is a feel-good concoction that you use in a bath.

Bath fizzes are the best way to enjoy bath time, to make it fragrant, relaxing and slow - a reward for making it through the day.

No experience necessary. All materials provided!

Ages 10+

Registration is required and space is limited to sign up today!


Bring Your Own T-Shirt!* Make a T-Shirt Necklace

Friday August 30 @4pm

Turn an old t-shirt into the latest trend for the fall. Create something as unique as you are! Tshirtnecklace

No experience necessary. Ages 10+

Registration is required and space is limited to sign up today!

*Please Note: Participants must bring in their own t-shirt


Please call Steeles Branch for more information or to sign up!

Summer Programs @ Steeles Branch

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TD Summer Reading Club: July Programs @ Steeles Branch


Ages 0-5 - Tuesdays

July 9 - Travel in Style: Learn about and take home different types of transportation.  No License rquired!

July 16 - Make New Friends: Join the Metropolitan School of Arts and make new friends in this fun filled program of music and dance.

July 23- Taste of the World: Discover a taste of the Caribbean with Hamilton Dance Academy as you make crafts and learn fun and fascinating facts.

July 30 - Get Outside: Plant some exciting crops that you can take home with you as we bring the outdoors inside!

Ages 6-12 - Fridays

July 12 - Get Outside: Have you heard the buzz?  Come one, come all as we discover things that crawl!

July 19- Explore Far: Send yourself on a far away adventure as we transport ourselves to another library!

July 26- Survive!: Go exploring with Magical Entertainer Vincent and discover new and exciting adventures at this magic show.

All programs start at 2:00pm.

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

****Daycares, summer camps and all other groups must call in advance***** Spotlight-td-summer-reading-club-landscape

August's Free Movie for Teens & Adults

****You Pick the Flick****

The Call or The Host

Call    vs    Host

Friday August 2 @ 4:30pm.  Free popcorn will be served.

Leaving your Footprints: Memoir Writing at Agincourt

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Have you always wanted to write your personal memoir or document your family's history and never got down to doing it? Here's your chance!  

Agincourt library presents; "Kick-start your Personal Memoir Workshop" on Tuesday July 16, from 6:30-8pm for both teens and adults. Join author, editor and Canadian Authors Asssociation, Toronto Branch, Writer-in-Residence, Sharon A. Crawford, who will help you to get started writing your family history or life story using the six senses to bring out emotions and memories.

If you need more information or would like to register, please call Agincourt library at 416-396-8950.

Please feel free to borrow the following items from our collection.

Book cover of Memoir writing for dummies      Book cover of The world's best memoir writing : the literature of life from St. Augustine to Gandhi, and from Pablo Picasso to Nelson Mandela            


Teens are welcomed to participate in the Teen Writing Workshop  held on Monday July 22, from 4-6pm at Agincourt Library. Call 416-396-8950 to register. These programs are free.


Teen Programs @ Agincourt Branch this Summer!

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Summer is finally here!  Exams are over, time to unwind, relax and....ummm. What now?  Don't get bored, head on over to Agincourt Branch for some fun programs!

Beautiful creatures

Teen Movie Time 

Monday July 15th

4-6:30 pm (meeting room)

Beautiful Creatures (123mins) PG.

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.


Warm_bodiesMonday July 29th

4-6:30 pm (meeting room)

Warm Bodies (98mins) PG.


R is a zombie who happens to be alive inside, and when he falls for Julie, he sets out to save her from his kind, as well as the Boneys, the next undead incarnation.


Program Room. No Registration. Drop in. Ages 13+



Writing Workshop for TeensWith Karen Krossing Karen Krossing picture

How can real life inspire story ideas? Explore how moments such as an early memory as a child, a conversation overheard on the bus or your family history can spark fictional or memoir writing. With fresh and inspiring story-starters, you'll create captivating scenes, learn creative writing techniques and get constructive feedback on your writing.

Join well known author and writing instructor Karen Krossing for this Fun workshop!!

 Monday July 22nd 4-6pm.

Agincourt Meeting Room. Ages 11+

Registration Required.  Call 416-396-8950 or at the Reference Desk.


Zombie Felt Craft Workshop

Crafting - Zombie felties
Teens! Get your Craft on!!

Get your needle & thread ready to make a SUPER cute felt Zombie mascot. We’ll supply the materials you supply the creativity.



Monday August 12th 4-5:30pm.

Agincourt Meeting Room. Drop In.

No Registration. Ages 11+


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