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Writing Family Stories Workshop with Denise Chong

November 13, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Egg on MaoWriting Family Stories Workshop


International bestselling author, Denise Chong, will lead this workshop on writing memoirs and family stories.  In this workshop, Denise discusses the importance and resonance of learning about past generations and preserving stories.

To register for this FREE workshop on Friday November 28th 1pm-2:45pm call 416-396-8950 or visit Agincourt Branch .

Lives of the family

November Programs @ Steeles Branch

November 1, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

The cool weather is here, so why not spend some time at Steeles Branch and check out some of the fun programs happening there this November!

PA Day Movie - November 14th @ 1pm

Legends Of Oz
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

No tickets or Registration





Free Family Movie - November 22nd @ 11am

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Free Popcorn will be served!






Teen Jewellery Making Workshop  - November 28th @ 4:30pm

Join us for this fun and exciting workshop where you will make some beautiful jewellery for yourself or someone else!  No experience, no fee...what are you waiting for?  Sign up today.

For ages 13-19.  Space is limited.  Registration is required in branch or call 416-396-8975.



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ACCES Employment Information Session

Mon Sep 29, 2014

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

60 mins

Are you new to Canada? Are you looking to build a successful career? ACCES Employment can Help! ACCES Employment offers a range of programs and services to assist you with finding employment and achieving your career goals. Our specialized sector-specific bridging trainings help new Canadians find professional jobs in their field of Financial Services, Engineering, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain and Human Resources. Registration is required. Please call 416-396-8950.


Block Party at Agincourt Branch!

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

Lego Club at Agincourt Branch.

It's here! Get ready for it!  We're starting a Lego club at Agincourt Branch.

Creations by Agincourt Children's staff

Thursdays from 4-4:45pm in the Meeting Room at Agincourt Branch, have fun with Lego, building bricks and K'nex.  There will be weekly challenges and games, so get your imaginations going!  Build structures, towers, bridges, boats, monsters, robots....the fun is ENDLESS!  Check out the creations by the Agincourt Branch children's staff above.  Please note there will be no Lego Club on October 16th 2014.

Open to kids in Grades 4-6.  No registration.  Starts Thursday October 2nd a 4pm.

Scarborough Seniors' Discovery Fair

September 24, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Senior and familyIt's BACK!  Find great information about Seniors' services and organizations in the Scarborough area at the annual Scarborough Seniors' Discovery Fair at Cedarbrae Library Thursday September 25 from 2-4pm.

Meet with representatives from Alzheimer Society of Canada, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, and Toronto Public Health, to name just a few!

Read more information about the Fair at this link to the Cedarbrae Branch blog.





Literacy Fair at Agincourt Branch

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

Join us for an educational and informative day of fun, at our first ever Family Literacy Fair!

Saturday September 20th from 10:30am - 3:30 pm, Agincourt Branch.


  • Family literacy activities, demos and games
  • Literacy App demos
  • Writings on the Wall - join the fun and write a community story
  • Play GIANT scrabble!

ABC Blocks
Take home books for the whole family to read, experience digital apps that will improve reading and writing skills and learn how to download electronic books, music, magazines, music and videos.

This is a FREE, drop in event and no pre-registration is required.

See you there!



Get Ready for Reading at Bridlewood Branch this Fall

September 3, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

A new season brings a new session of “Ready for Reading” Storytimes to the Bridlewood Branch. 

ChildReadingBaby Time:

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.  Thursdays, Sep. 18-Oct. 23, 10:30-11 am

Toddler Time

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.  Thursdays, Oct. 30-Dec. 4, 10:30-11 am

Preschool Time

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children age 3 to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Tuesdays, Oct. 21-Nov. 25, 2-2:30 pm

Pyjama Time

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or guardians. Tuesdays, Sep. 16-Nov. 4, 7:30-8 pm

Registration is required for all programs except for Pyjama Time (which is a drop-in program) and can be done either at the branch or by calling 416-396-8960.

You never know what might happen at one of our Storytimes…you just might get to stomp like a dinosaur, talk with the animals or sing in the “bathtub”!  And there will definitely be some upcoming Thanksgiving fun and Halloween hijinks too!

We hope to see you and your child at one of these upcoming programs!

Communicate for Success!

September 2, 2014 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Woman shaking handsHave you ever felt like your lack of communication skills have held you back, in either your work or personal life?  It is time to transform the way you think about communication! 

Join us on Thursday September 4th 7:00pm - 8:00 pm at Agincourt Library as we welcome author and motivational speaker Rosalin Krieger for Word Power: Write, Speak and Read Your Way to Communication Success.  In this session, Rosalin leads a detailed, passionate and humourous discussion on the importance of mastering communication skills and will dispel myths about writing, speaking and reading.

Please register in person at Agincourt Branch or call us at 416-396-8950.



September Programs @ Steeles Branch

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

Steeles Branch has some great programs lined up for the whole family this September!  Check them out:





September's Free Family Movie:  Disney's Muppet's Most Wanted. Come to the Library and watch a movie on the BIG SCREEN!  Saturday September 13 @ 11am.  Free popcorn will be served.




Author Visit with Melanie Mosher:  Come to the library and have a meet and greet session and reading with Children’s writer Melanie Mosher, author of “Fire Pie Trout”. Friday, September 19 @ 4 pm. All ages welcome.  Free Admission.




Culture Days Belly Dance Program.  Saturday September 27 11am-12pm.  Dancer Evyenia Karmi will be offering a glimpse into the exotic world of bellydance.  Participants will observe a short choreography followed by a step by step breakdown of movements from her new book, "Quintessential Bellydance", winner of The Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014. Discover the mystique and glamour of this beautiful and ancient dance form. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!  Space is limited.  Registration required, call branch for details.  For ages 15+


Family Storytime at Steeles Branch. 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.  TUESDAYS @ 4:00PM. FROM: SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 28.  ALL AGES.  Free tickets given out each week at 3:45pm











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!

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