Library Programs & Events

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

July 26, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...

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

July 20, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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

July 12, 2013 | Grace | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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!

July 5, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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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Canada Day Fun @ Bridlewood Branch!

July 4, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Thanks to Jenny for keeping us up to date on the recent Canada Day celebrations at Bridlewood Branch!
"On Friday June 28, 2013, in partnership with St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre and Bridlewood Mall, we had a long time running "Celebrate Canada's Day Event" in the mall. Part of the features included a craft program at Kidszone (in the mall) and a storytelling program in the library.  For the craft, kids were able to create their own novelty coaster, fireworks pen/pencil, and sparkly crown!!!
Pictured here is Bridlewood Library's YAG group with Leo Wong

the craft program

and Jenny Wong-Rinyai doing a children's storytime.

It was a huge success."

Greaties from the Eighties!!

June 29, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

...the 1980s, that is!  We've lined up a whole lot of fun this summer @ Agincourt Branch.  Come and check out some vintage movie classics from "way back when" every Friday during the summer starting @ 2:00pm. 

No Registration.  Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before each show time.  Space is limited.

E.T. theExtraterrestrial

July 5....................Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(G)

July 19...................Who Framed Roger Rabbit(PG)

July 26...................E.T. The Extraterrestrial(G)

Aug 2.....................Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(PG)

Aug. 9....................Pee Wee's Big Adventure(G)

Aug. 16...................Back to the Future(PG)

Aug. 23...................The Neverending Story(G)

Aug. 30 ..................The Goonies(PG)


All movies rated "G" Suitable for all or "PG"- Parental Guidance Advised. 


Summer Programs @ Maryvale Branch

June 19, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Come and join us at Maryvale Branch for some exciting family programs and

Summer Reading Club Fun!


Summer Family Time

Favourite stories, finger plays and songs.  Ages 2-5 (limited to first 25 children).

Fridays: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26  10:30-11:00am.  Registration begins June 1st.

TD Summer Reading Club -- Go!

Grab your passport and let's travel on an exciting summer adventure.  Stories, games, activities and crafts. 

Ages 7 to 12. (limited to the first 25 children).

Mondays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 12, 19, 26.  2:00pm.


Junior Summer Reading Club -- Go! Star_go

Grab your passport and let's travel on an exciting summer adventure.  Join us for stories, games, activities and crafts.

Ages 5 & 6 (limited to 20 children).

Fridays: July 5, 12, 19, 26.  2:00 - 2:45p.m. Registration Recommended.

Summer Movies @ Maryvale

Join us for some Summer Fun on the big screen.  Bring your own refreshments.

Ages 6 & up. (limited to the first 30 children).

Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22.  2:00- 3:30p.m. 

Tickets available at 1:30 p.m.


Download MaryvaleSummerReadingClub 2013


June Programs @ Steeles Branch

June 4, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Head into summer with some great FREE programs at Steeles Branch!

PA Day Movie

Friday June 7 @ 1pm.  No Tickets or Registration.

Sofia The FIrst: Once Upon a Princess


June's FREE Movie for Teens and Adults

Friday June 7 @ 4:30pm

***YOU PICK THE FLICK!***  Beautiful Creatures vs Cloud Atlas


Free Popcorn will be served


Free Family Movie

Saturday June 8 @ 11am

Come to the Library and Watch a movie on the Big Screen!!


Customer Appreciation Day @ Agincourt

May 24, 2013 | Margaret | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Saturday June 1st is the fifth annual Customer Appreciation Day at Agincourt Branch!!  This is our way of saying thank-you to our wonderful library patrons. We couldn't do it without you.

Come into the branch from 10am-4pm to:

  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • Browse the huge booksale
  • Get active with some high stepping dance demonstrations featuring Zumba, clogging and line dancing.

Children can:  

  • Get your face painted by members of Agincourt's own Youth Advisory Group
  • Enjoy great books, songs and rhymes at storytime


Hope to see  you at our Customer Appreciation Day!

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