Event listings over the holiday period

December 27, 2012 | Media Relations

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TORONTO (Thursday, December 27, 2012) – As part of its commitment to expanding access to cultural and literary opportunities, Toronto Public Library hosts free author readings and lectures, as well as  other arts and entertainment events. A sampling of upcoming events at Toronto Public Library branches over the upcoming holidays is featured below. For a complete listing of programs in branches across the city, along with registration and ticket details, please visit the Programs, Classes and Exhibits section of our website.

Thursday, December 27

Holiday Bingo Game for Kids
Try your luck at a game of bingo and a chance to win some great prizes. Free tickets at 1:30 p.m.  Program begins at 2:00 p.m.

Downsview, Auditorium, 2793 Keele Street, 416-395-5720

Winter Holiday Concert: Cassava Latin Band

Sing! Dance! Clap! Warm up the winter to the alluring rhythms of South America. 2:00 p.m.
North York Central Library, Concourse, 5120 Yonge Street, 416-395-5535

Friday, December 28

Mystic Drumz - The Legend of Marshmallow Island
All are invited to enjoy a musical storytelling adventure as “Larry the Frog” and his friends search for Marshmallow Island. Free tickets at 1:30 p.m. Program begins at 2:00 p.m.

Maryvale, Meeting Room, Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16, 416-396-8931  

Wednesday, January 2

Applefun Puppetry Presents Jungle Trek

Celebrate Family Literacy we boldly go where few puppets have gone before. The jungle is a peaceful place...until some nutty space explorers arrive. Everyone will make a paper puppet to take home. Fee tickets at 1:00 p.m.  Program begins at 2:00 p.m.
Barbara Frum, Room B, 20 Covington Road, 416-395-5440 

Thursday, January 3

Recycled Art for Teens

Create an eco-friendly memory box made from recycled materials. All supplies provided. Call 416-395-5440 to register. 2:00 p.m.

Barbara Frum, 20 Covington Road, 416-395-5440

Friday, January 4

Songs and Stories with Mikey V

Singer and songwriter Mikey V, from TV show Alfredo Tomato, brings his original songs for the whole family to enjoy. 2:00 p.m.

Parkdale, Auditorium, 1303 Queen Street West, 416-393-7686 

Saturday, January 5

TD Gallery: Adventures with Sherlock Holmes: life and times of the master sleuth

Come visit the rare and unusual books, manuscripts and artwork from the Toronto Public Library’s world-renowned Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Opens today and runs until Sunday Mar 10, 2013.

Toronto Reference Library, TD Gallery, 789 Yonge Street, 416-395-5577

Concert with Dan the Music Man

Those young and young at heart are welcome to drop by and enjoy Dan Devion in concert. 11:00 a.m.

North York Central Library, Auditorium, 5120 Yonge Street, 416-395-5535


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