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2012 Chinese New Year Celebration 慶祝新春節目

December 24, 2011 | Fennie | Comments (0)

请来Lillian H. Smith 圖書館慶祝中國新年节目,日期:24(周六),下午2时至4时                   

Come to the Lillian H. Smith Library to celebrate Year of the Dragon on Feb 4th , 2012 at 2- 4 pm. Programs are as follow: 節目如下:



Toronto Lion Dance and Martial Arts  to start event at 2 pm  在下午 2:00 醒獅表演開始活動

Wu Shu Kung Fu Demonstration   武術表演

Er Hu Music by Amely Zhou    二胡演奏

Musical performance with classical Chinese instruments by Miao Xiao Yun


Toronto Yoga Center presents Chinese music and dance. 中国音乐舞蹈歌唱表演

Free Chinese New Year  Scrolls (while quantities last)   贈送輝春   送完即止

Phone 电话查询:416-393-7746

Co-sponsored by Citizenship & Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library.

The Monster and the Tailor

December 14, 2011 | Tony | Comments (0)




 As mentioned in a previous post, here is the second instalment of our Halloween puppet show that was performed by Lillian's Youth Advisory Group.  It is titled "The Monster and the Tailor" and is based on a children's picture book by Paul Galdone.  This was filmed in front of a live studio audience. 






Lillian Smith's Right Out of this World SF Booksale! 10:00 - 3:00 Saturday Dec 17th

December 9, 2011 | Pat | Comments (1)

  Do you like SF?  Chances are reasonably good that you do since I'm using the term broadly.  So, what does SF stand for these days anyway?  Science Fiction?  This still works for lots of people, but you may prefer Speculative Fiction.  And don't forget  Swords and Sorcery Fiction (I guess that's S&SF), Scary Fiction, Supernatural Fiction, Superhero Fiction, Space Fiction or even Superb Fantasy. Ok, I'm making it up now!

Soupaheroz Sorceress


  No matter! Whatever your preference, chances are we have have lots (and lots more) of all the above on sale on Saturday Dec 17th 2011 in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library starting at 10:00 am.

Some are books we've removed from circulation, others are donations that we simply have no space for.  We're extremely grateful to various donors, many of whose books DO wind up on our shelves.  In fact it's thanks to donors that we were able to pull so many older books from our shelves and replace them with newer copies.  But there are also many many books on sale that have no stamps or library markings on them whatsoever .  In fact, the majority of books on sale were never library items.

  As of January, booksale prices at the Toronto Public Library double.  This will be your last chance to buy mass market paperbacks for a mere 50 cents and hardcovers and trade paperbacks for a buck!    


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