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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



Health Fair at Agincourt Library on November 28th

November 18, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...



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


December Programs @ Steeles Branch

November 17, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...



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

November Programs @ Steeles Branch

November 1, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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

September 23, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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

August 27, 2013 | Sarah | Comments (3) Facebook Twitter More...

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


ST Flat Stanleys 3
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!

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