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After School Programs at Barbara Frum Branch

February 11, 2015 | Kate S. | Comments (0)

Are you looking for something fun to do after school? Come to Barbara Frum branch on Tuesdays from 4-5 PM! We have tons of great activities planned for kids ages 8-12. Each month we will feature a different theme like Lego Challenges, Gaming, Animation, Maker activities and more! All programs are free! Please call 416-395-5440 for more information and to register.

Upcoming After School Club Activities:

Puppet Making: Tuesday February 17, 2015:  Join us to make sock puppets!

Altered Books: Tuesday February 24, 2015: Make a pop-up book, a secret treasure chest, or a 3D image from an unwanted book!

Gaming: Tuesdays March 3, 10, 24, 31, 2015: March is gaming month! Challenge your friends to an x-box or wii game, or how about a game of chess? Play computer games using playdoh and our makey makey, or join in a good old fashioned game of clue!

Animation: Tuesdays April 7-28, 2015: Would you like to try making a short stop-motion animation clip? Join us Tuesdays after school in April to write a short story, create your characters and scenery, and make your clip using an iPad. Bring your imagination!

Maker Club: Tuesdays May 5-26, 2015: Do you love hands on activities and creating? Join us for weekly projects like making a water piano with Makey Makey, an LED bracelet or pocket light, and more!

Lego & K'Nex Challenge: Tuesdays June 2-16, 2015: Do you love Lego? Use your creativity and imagination in this fun building program. Participate in our weekly building challenges!

Blind Date...with a Book?

February 4, 2015 | Loretta | Comments (0)

If you're looking for a great teen read this Valentine's Day, why not pick up a book from this display in the Teen area:


Blind Date with a Book
Blind Date with a Book display in the Teen Zone

There's one catch! All the recommended books are wrapped so you won't be able to see the book you've chosen. Read the book, then rate it by filling out a ballot at the 2nd floor reference desk. You'll be entered for a chance to win great prizes!

Who says blind dates have to be awkward, right? The Blind Date with a Book program will be running the entire month of February and is brought to you by Barbara Frum Library's very own Youth Advisory Group.

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