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August 2014

Beat those Back to Work Blues!

August 20, 2014 | Loretta | Comments (0)

It's almost back to school time for the kids and also for many of us, back to work from our summer vacations. Don't let your back to work blues get to you! The Barbara Frum Library is hosting a ton of programs to get you back in the groove:

ABC's of Mnemonics
Monday, September 8, 6:30-8 pm

Forgetting to do things at work and your to-do list keeps piling up?  Join us for tips to improve your memory using mnemonics.

Spinning Straw into Paper
Tuesday, September 9, 7-8 pm

Always wanted to learn about the paper industry? Learn how Step Forward Paper, a revolutionary way of making paper from 80% wheat straw and only 20% wood fibre, is saving our trees & helping the economy.

Social Media & Web Services for Small Business
Monday, September 15, 7-8 pm

Need a fresh new way to market your product or service? Learn about free and low-cost web services that will help market your small business to the consumers you're trying to reach.

The Science of Personal Dress
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30-8 pm

Amp up your work wardrobe and instantly feel energized for the new work day before you even have your morning coffee! Stylist and image consultant Sandra Quigley teaches the science of personal dress and how to apply it to your existing wardrobe.

 Self-Employment as a Career Option
Tuesday, September 23, 6:30-8 pm

Feel like you'd be happier working as your own boss? Find out how you can be and the ins & outs of being an entrepreneur with a presentation by Acces Employment!



All programs are FREE and require registration. Please call (416) 395-5441 or visit the Barbara Frum Library to register. But hurry, space is limited!

Summer Reading is NOT Over Yet!

August 13, 2014 | Miss Vicky | Comments (2)

I’m not ready for summer to be over and guess what? It’s NOT! We are only in the beginning-ish of August and there is still plenty of time to tackle your summer reading bucketlist. Please don’t even mention the word September because that means colder temps, jackets and back to school: classes, homework, assigned readings, more homework and just being busy in general. I remember those days when there was no time to pick up a book of MY choice. Why not reclaim what’s left of your summer by laying around with an ahhh-mazing book chosen by YOU (while you still can!)?

Here are a few titles that made it on my lazy days reading list:

          We Were Liars           Tell the Wolves I'm Home           Dorothy Must Die

          Five Ways to Fall         Listen to the Squawking Chicken               We'll Always Have Summer

If summer isn’t over then that means Word Out! isn’t over too! There are still plenty of contests happening and cool prizes to be won. Next week we will be giving out the last card in the Collector Card Contest. Stop by the library to pick it up and you will finally see the full picture! Use the image as inspiration to create something of your choice and then submit it for a chance to win an iPad mini. Simple!

BUT WAIT! There’s more….  

All summer long Barbara Frum YAG members have been talking about books, reading, authors and more online using the summer reading hashtag they created #FrumSaysWordOut. Join the discussion by posting about the great and not-so-great books you read. We will end off with a Word Out Wrap-Up Party on August 28 with games, photo booth fun, food, prizes and more! Please RSVP by August 25 at 416-395-5440.

Last but not least, one of our talented librarians created an awesome display for Word Out and obviously we just had to enter it into this year’s Duelling Displays Challenge! Unlike the other creative displays we are up against, we had to make use of the limited space we had available. I think we did a pretty fantastic job so please vote for us!!


BF Word Out Display
2014 Word Out Display Winner?

Happy reading :)


August Children's Programs at Barbara Frum Branch

August 3, 2014 | Kate S. | Comments (0)

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Summer isn't over yet! 

Check out some of the great children's programs we have planned for August:

Family Time:

Fridays August 1-29, 11-11:30 AM:
Come join us with your family to read exciting family stories, sing great songs
and learn fun rhymes! Recommended ages 0-6.
Drop-in, no registration required.

Wacky Wednesday Movies:
Wednesdays August 6-27, 2-4 PM:
Watch a great movie on our big screen every Wednesday afternoon!
Please call the branch for more details.
Drop-in, no registration required.

Shadow Boxes:

Tuesday August 5, 2-3 PM:

Join us to make a shadow box or greeting card. Bring some photos or
other memorabilia to use in your shadow box, or use the materials we have on hand.
Recommended ages 6+.
Please call 416-395-5440 to register.


Tuesday August 12, 2-3 PM: 
Get ready to laugh and be amazed! Toronto's Funny Magician, will amaze with his fast paced, funny and fully interactive magic show! IncrediBrent's original blend of comedy magic is used to involve his audience and ensure they are a part of the show.
Space is limited, get your free tickets at the children’s desk starting 1 hour before the show.

Blast Off!

Friday August 15, 3:30-4:30:
Come join us in space where you will create your own spaceship and fly it to the moon!
*Please be advised that young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440.


Tuesday August 19, 2-3 PM:
Join us for a fun game of bingo. Win prizes!
Drop-in, no registration required.

Summer Reading Club Wrap Party!:
Tuesday August 26, 2-3 PM:
Help us celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club 2014.
Join us for fun games, activities and prizes!
Drop-in, no registration required!

Friday August 29, 3:30-4:30 PM
Join us in making your very own monster!  Use your creativity to spook your friends and family.*Please be advised that young children should be accompanied by an adult.
 Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. 

Superheroes Event

August 2, 2014 | Alex | Comments (0)



Ages 7-12

Do you love superheroes? Come dressed up as your favourite superhero and win prizes. Join us for a fun filled event celebrating our favourite superheroes with crafts, games and trivia. Register in person or by calling 416-395-5440.

Saturday, October 11, 2-3:30p.m.

Check out these amazing superhero books at the Barbara Frum public library:

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