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Alice Adjacent: Lewis Carroll and his Victorian World

In conjunction with "Alice Opens the Door" on display at the TD Gallery at 789 Yonge Street from November 17 to January 27, the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books presents a companion exhibit featuring works by Lewis Carroll and the many children's authors and illustrators of the Victorian Period.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Dec 8 - Sat, Mar 2

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Baby Time

Join us each Tuesday at 9:30-9:50 for bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required. Starting Jan 15-Dec 10. (Plus stay after for Toronto Public Health's free Healthy Eating Series. Healthy eating for your children from birth to 6 years. Jan 15-Feb 19 and May 7-June 11 Register at tphbookings.ca)

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jan 15 - Tue, Dec 10

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

NEW! Family Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for children birth to 5 years old with their parents or caregivers.

Please note: the library is closed on Monday, February 18 for Family Day.

Drop-in; no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Mon, Feb 25

ENAGB Indigenous Language Program

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join us to learn Indigenous languages with instructors from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Ojibwe will be taught on Monday, 6-6:45 and Mohawk will be taught on Tuesday, 6-6:45.
Classes are for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-6 years.

No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Tue, Apr 2

Mount Dennis
1123 Weston Road
416-394-1008

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Registration is required. Please register at the Davenport Library or by calling 416-393-7732.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Mon, Feb 25

Davenport
1246 Shaw Street
416-393-7732

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Babytime runs from 10:30am to 11:00 am. Drop-in. Registration not required. *No Babytime on Family Day, Mon Feb 18th.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Mon, Feb 25

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Art for Tots

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children will explore art materials and techniques, including clay, paint, pastel and collage. Ages 2-4. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 22
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Family Circle Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Jane/Finch EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff in Family Circle Time which offers children ages 0-6 and their caregivers an opportunity to use creative materials and explore various activities that support early development. Ages 0 ? 6 and caregivers. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 22
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

Jane/Sheppard
1906 Sheppard Ave West
416-395-5966

ENAGB Indigenous Language Program

5:10 pm - 5:50 pm

Join us to learn Indigenous languages with instructors from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Sessions are for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-6 years, and will be held Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:10-5:50pm.
The following languages will be taught:
Monday/Cree, Tuesday/Ojibwe, Wednesday/Mohawk.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 18
  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Tue, Apr 2

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with parents or caregivers.

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY JANUARY 8.

Please register in-person or by calling 416-395-5710.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5

Don Mills
888 Lawrence Ave. East
416-395-5710

LEGO Club

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Tuesdays after school for our LEGO challenges or create something of your own using your imagination.

For ages 5 and up.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26

Long Branch
3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West
416-394-5320

Early On Children's Program

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Woodview Park with the Weston Family Resource Centre in a program for children from birth to five years old and their parents and caregivers. The program includes fun with literacy and creative play for children of all under 5 years old. The program runs from 10am to 12pm.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Wed, Apr 17

Woodview Park
16 Bradstock Road
416-395-5960

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers.

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Forest Hill
700 Eglinton Ave. West
416-393-7706

Family Time

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for children 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Limited space. Registration recommended.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Steeles
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
416-396-8975

Toddler Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, rhymes, finger plays and action songs for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers.

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Forest Hill
700 Eglinton Ave. West
416-393-7706

Baby Time @ 10 a.m.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies from birth to 18 months with their parents/caregivers.

Registration opens Thursday January 17th @ 9 a.m.
Limited to 30 children.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

***FULL*** Baby Time @ 11 a.m.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies from birth to 18 months with their parents/caregivers.

Registration opens Thursday January 17th @ 9 a.m.
Limited to 30 children.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Preschool Time

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 3-5 years with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

STEM for Little Ones

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for weekly Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities. For children ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Age-appropriate story time sessions for children aged 19 to 36 months. Songs, rhymes and stories that help build early literacy skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. This program will develop your child's reading readiness and show you how to get your child ready for reading. The Monday and Tuesday programs are exactly the same. For children with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Tue, Mar 5

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Toddler Time 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 to 35 months with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Play'N' Learn

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This interactive, drop-in program is designed for families and their children ages 0 - 6 years. Each week Families will enjoy themed activities such as crafts, cognitive play, sensory and an interactive music circle.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5

Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
416-396-8876

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and simple crafts for toddlers 19 to 35 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration begins Saturday, January 5, 2019. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 or visit the second floor information desk.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months with their parent or caregiver. Free program. No registration. There will be no sessions during March Break on Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Thu, Apr 25

City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-393-7650

Preschool Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Come and join us for songs, finger plays, story time and shaker time with your little one every Tuesday morning. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Rexdale
2243 Kipling Avenue
416-394-5200

Baby Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. Registration not required

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19

Fort York
190 Fort York Blvd.
416-393-6240

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (18 months-3 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program held in the Main Floor Meeting Room.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Portuguese Storytime

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Olá a todos! Stories, songs and rhymes in Portuguese and English for crianças (children) 1-5 years and their parents or caregivers. This is a fully bilingual program, no prior knowledge of Portuguese is needed. Drop in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Pyjama Time

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19

Bridlewood
157A-2900 Warden Ave.
416-396-8960

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FOR JAN. 29 ONLY IS CANCELLED. A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, puppets, and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Jan. 7 - Jan. 19. Draw after Jan. 21.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

After School Club

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the after school club to for various activities, including KEVA Planks, LEGO, Snap Circuits, Arts & Crafts, and soon robotics!

Jan. 8: LEGO
Jan. 15: LEGO
Jan. 22: KEVA Planks
Jan. 29: Snap Circuits
Feb. 5: Snap Circuits
Feb. 12: Valentine Crafts
Feb. 19: LEGO
Feb. 26: KEVA Planks

For all ages. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in.

Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Come join us for bouncing songs, stories and rhymes! Parent and caregiver participation required. Ages 0 -18 months.
Drop In.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

ENAGB Indigenous Language Program

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Join us to learn Indigenous languages with instructors from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Sessions are for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-6 years, and will be held Monday to Thursday at 1-1:40pm.
The following languages will be taught:
Monday/Inuktitut, Tuesday/Cree, Wednesday/Ojibwe, Thursday/Mohawk
No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Mon, Mar 25

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

Baby Time (Birth to 18 months)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Lap games, rhymes and stories for ages birth to 18 months.

Tuesdays 10 - 10:30 am
OR
Tuesdays 11 - 11:30 am

2nd Floor Program Room.

Please register in person or by calling 416-393-7727.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, puppets, and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Jan. 7 - Jan. 19. Draw will take place after Jan. 21.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Preschool/Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for children aged 18 months to 5 years, and their caregivers.
Drop-in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19

Eglinton Square
1 Eglinton Square, Unit 126
416-396-8920

Math Fun

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Children will have the opportunity to learn about sorting, counting, measurement, number line, shapes and number recognition. No registration required.
Children ages 3-6.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

Make It and Take It!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Tuesdays to make a fun and easy craft to take home!

For ages 3-12.

Drop in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 19
  • Tue, Feb 26

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY JANUARY 8.

Please register in-person or by calling 416 395-5710.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6

Don Mills
888 Lawrence Ave. East
416-395-5710

Babytime (Birth to 18 months)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Thu, Mar 7

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Together Time

9:30 am - 11:00 am

A program for parents and caregivers with children birth - 6 years. The program will provide the opportunity to socialize and learn in an early learning environment. Painting, cut and paste, markers and crayons, play dough, books, circle time, and free play are all part of this program. Children are free to rotate between activities throughout the room. First-come, first-served. Space is limited. This program is co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre.


Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Fri, Mar 29

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

Baby Time

9:30 am - 10:00 am

(Birth-18 months) Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

(19 months-5 years) Stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

Babytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Taylor Memorial
1440 Kingston Road
416-396-8939

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Baby Time Stay and Play

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Baby Time runs from 11-11:30am with playtime and socializing after. Drop-in.

There will be no Baby Time on August 29 and September 5, 2018.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Bloor/Gladstone
1101 Bloor Street West
416-393-7674

Let's Share Skills! American Sign Language

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A friendly community group bringing people together to practice and share skills of American Sign Language. Games and discussions about the Deaf Culture will be included. Please note that this is NOT a class.

Drop-in. Beginners with no experience are welcome.

Series 1:
Jan. 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20
Series 2:
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3
Series 3:
Apr. 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
Series 4:
May 29, Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26
Series 5:
Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2
Series 6:
Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday for stories, rhymes and songs. No registration required. Drop-in. For more information, please call us at 416-395-5460.


Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Bayview
123A-2901 Bayview Ave.
416-395-5460

Play and Learn

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Parents, caregivers and their children meet others and play interactively in a learning environment. The program includes creative activities, drama, music, pre-reading, math concepts, large and fine motor activities, stories, songs and finger plays. This program is facilitated with the Early ON Child and Family Center from the Jane st Hub.
Call (416-395-5420) or visit the branch to register.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Amesbury Park
1565 Lawrence Ave. W.
416-395-5420

After School Colouring and Crafts

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come by afterschool for a different colouring page or craft every Wednesday.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Family Story Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0-5 with their parents/caregivers.

No registration required. Call us at 416-393-7668 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

College/Shaw
766 College Street
416-393-7668

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.
Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13

Babytime (birth to 18 months)

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

Drop-in program every Wednesday morning, 10:30-11:00am.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 months to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Jan. 7 - Jan. 19. Draw after Jan. 21.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Family Time (0-5 years)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bring the whole family for stories, songs and finger plays.

Stay and play until 11:30 am.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Extra Support (Ages 1-6) (Winter 2019)

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A free weekly program for parents and caregivers with children who need additional developmental support while introducing daily strategies to help development including play stations in a safe, learning environment.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes, finger plays and action songs for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Shakin'the Chute

10:00 am - 10:30 am

It's parachute time, come and play with us!

Drop in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

This is a free half hour program that will include stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. This program will encourage a lifelong love of reading, build reading readiness in children and show parents and caregivers how to help their child get ready for reading. Limit of 15 toddlers.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Port Union
5450 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8885

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Family Fun

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This interactive, drop-in program is designed for families and their children ages birth - 6 years. Each week we will focus on developing creativity and imagination through various activities such as crafts, story time and circle time.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
416-396-8876

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, rhymes! For children with their parents or caregivers. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in only.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Jane/Sheppard
1906 Sheppard Ave West
416-395-5966

Baby Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and Tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

St. Lawrence
171 Front Street East
416-393-7655

Chess in the Library

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Interested in learning how to play chess? Join us for Chess in the Library -- meet new friends and improve your concentration and logic skills. Tips and techniques provided as required.

For seniors, adults, teens and school-age children.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Mount Pleasant
599 Mt. Pleasant Road
416-393-7737

Baby Time (Birth-9 Months) (Winter 2019)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 9 months with their parents and caregivers.
Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. For children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Humberwood
850 Humberwood Blvd.
416-394-5210

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Songs, stories and rhymes for children 19 months to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Thu, Mar 7

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents and caregivers.

Please note NEW TIME of 10:00am.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Pyjama Time

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Bedtime stories, songs and rhymes followed by a craft for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers.

Please note: program will be held in the Children's Department.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Family Colouring Club

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Go on an exciting adventure or enjoy some relaxing fun with crayons and markers! For all ages. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

Gumboots Dance!

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gumboots is a dynamic, rhythmic dance originating from South Africa, and requiring the use of rubber boots. It is the predecessor of stomp dance, a discipline where the body becomes the musical instrument, eyes the lyrics and dance the medium of communication. Presenter:Just Aïssi,choreographer and percussionist. Fun guaranteed!All ages welcome. Please call (416)395-5639 to register for this free program.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Babytime

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, songs, finger plays, bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Toddler Time 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 to 35 months with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a 6-week session of bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after story time.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Mount Pleasant
599 Mt. Pleasant Road
416-393-7737

Baby Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Family Time with the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A 90 minute fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays and lots of playtime.
This program is offered as a collaborative effort between the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre and the Centennial Library

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us every Wednesday and Friday for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more for kids 0 to 5 years with their parent or caregiver. Drop in. No registration required.
There will be no sessions during March Break on Wednesday, March 13 and Friday, March 15.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Fri, Apr 26

City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-393-7650

Make a Paper Lantern: Chinese New Year Craft

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will make paper lanterns to honour Chinese New Year.

For children of all ages. Children ages 6 and under are required to attend with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required. Main floor.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Baby Time 1

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Dance in the Library: Caribbean

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop-in and stimulate your senses as a Caribbean dancer showcases various dances.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies with their parents or caregivers.

Babies 0 - 18 months.
Drop in.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Spirit of Africa

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Participants will experience the Spirit of Africa through rhythm and movement. This exciting workshop is a fun and interactive activity that uses dance movement, music and song to tell the story of the African people. Participants will learn about how the everyday lives of African people transfers through the arts, where examples of their daily activities, values and customs are portrayed. This workshop will consist of a series of movements, song and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by a formal instruction of a traditional dance piece ending with a "cookup" where participants are able to freely express themselves. Hosted by Akoma Performing Arts in partnership with Project Young Minds.

No registration required, FREE Drop-in program.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20

Bendale
1515 Danforth Road
416-396-8910

ENAGB Indigenous Language Program

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us to learn Inuktitut with instructors from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Classes are for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-6 years.

No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 20
  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3

Mount Dennis
1123 Weston Road
416-394-1008

Family Drop-In

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A drop-in service for children (from birth to age 6) and their parents/caregivers to meet others and play interactively in an early learning environment. Thursdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Families may arrive or leave during the Drop-In hours. Children must be supervised. No pre-registration required. Program delivered by Etobicoke Lakeshore Early Years Services/LAMP.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6

Zumba, Baby and Me!

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Have fun with your little one and keep fit too! This Zumba class and circle time is intended for adults and children 0-18 months. Bring your child carrier, sling, car seat or use your arms.
Registration required. Registration begins December 6. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-394-5120.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Polish Story Time / Spotkanie z Bajka

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, puppets and crafts in Polish. Ages 3-6 years. Drop-in. No registration required. Program w jezyku polskim dla dzieci w wieku od 3-6 lat.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21

Long Branch
3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West
416-394-5320

Fun With Shapes

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Children 2-6 years old will be introduced to a variety of shapes in a fun learning environment. This is a drop-in program. First-come, fist-served. Space is limited. This program is co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

ENAGB Indigenous Language Program

5:10 pm - 5:50 pm

Join us to learn Inuktitut with instructors from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Classes are for expecting parents and families with children ages 0-6.
No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11

Taylor Memorial
1440 Kingston Road
416-396-8939

Family Time and Play

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.
Stay and play after the program
Drop in

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

Toddler Time and Play

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for Toddlers 18 to 36 months and their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14

Bloor/Gladstone
1101 Bloor Street West
416-393-7674

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Familiarize your child with letters, numbers and colors at a staff-led storytime with stories, songs and rhymes! For toddlers 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Registration opens Thursday January 17th at 9am.
Limited to 30 children.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Baby Time - FULL

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, songs and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies up to 18 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration is currently full. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21

Bridlewood
157A-2900 Warden Ave.
416-396-8960

Baby Time 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Age-appropriate story time sessions for children aged 0 to 9 months. Songs, rhymes and stories that help build early literacy skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. This program will develop your child's reading readiness and show you how to get your child ready for reading. For children with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Learning Together with Braeburn OEYC

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your 2 to 6 year-old and join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Presented by Braeburn Ontario Early Years Centre. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Puppet Shows

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Parliament Street Library for a monthly puppet show! For children accompanied by a caregiver. Drop-in, no registration required. Large group please call ahead to confirm your attendance. For more information, please contact the branch at 416-393-7663.

THURSDAYS
January 24: Where the Wild Things Are
February 21: The Stolen Tarts
March 21: The Fairy Shoemaker

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Mar 21

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Drop in with space limited to the first 20 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21

Toddler Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for songs, stories and rhymes! Stay after the program for stay and play. Parent Participation required.
Ages 19 - 36 months.
Drop In.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

Preschool Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 31 months - 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Jan. 7 - Jan. 19. Draw after Jan. 21.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for ages 19-35 months.

2nd Floor Program Room.

Please register in person or by calling 416-393-7727.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14

Pyjama Time

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

Baby Time- Stay and Play

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.
Baby Time runs from 1:00-1:30, with playtime and socializing from 1:30-2:00. Drop in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Afternoon Family Time

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Songs, stories, and rhymes for children and babies from birth to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Stay and Play

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Drop by the Main Floor Program Room to socialize and play with our toys.

For ages 0-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 21
  • Thu, Feb 28

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Readiness to Learn

9:15 am - 11:15 am

This program is for children 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. It includes activities that improve cognitive thinking, motor skills, socialization and independence to help children feel more confident when starting school.

Co-sponsored with Agincourt Community Services Association. Call 416-299-9872 for more information.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
416-396-8964

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

*** No session on March 15 ***

Join us at Palmerston Library for our weekly story time every Friday at 10:30am.

Stories, songs, puppets, rhymes, shakers, and more!

For kids 0-5 with their families and caregivers. Siblings are welcome!

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26

Palmerston
560 Palmerston Ave.
416-393-7680

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Familiarize your child with letters, numbers and colors at a staff-led storytime with stories, songs and rhymes! For toddlers 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Registration opens Thursday January 17th at 9am.
Limited to 30 children.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, bouncing, and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.
No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Babytime (Birth to 18 months)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Baby Time (0-18 months)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Note that there is no Baby Time session on Friday, March 15 due to March Break.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Toddler Time

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Familiarize your child with letters, numbers and colors at a staff-led storytime with stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For toddlers with their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Taylor Memorial
1440 Kingston Road
416-396-8939

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required. Drop in to the program room upstairs.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

Fun with Letters.

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Children will start to recognize letters by participating in different hands-on activities.
Program provided in partnership with Malvern Family Resource Centre. Drop-in

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

EarlyON Family Time

10:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.

This program is offered in partnership with Don Valley East EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

For more information, please call 416-496-2601.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Brookbanks
210 Brookbanks Dr.
416-395-5480

Conundrum Club

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Escape Rooms, Brain Teasers, Logic Reasoning, Deduction, Ciphers and Codes

Are you inquisitive, deductive and logical? Do you enjoy cross words, escape rooms, solving riddles, puzzles and brain teasers? Join the Conundrum Club once a month for a new challenge, code to break, game to play and more.

No registration required. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Ready for Reading - Family Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes with a small craft afterwards. Bring the whole family for some fun!

For ages 0-5. Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-395-5470 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Black Creek
1700 Wilson Ave.
416-395-5470

Baby Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces for babies from birth to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Free program. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1

Humberwood
850 Humberwood Blvd.
416-394-5210

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a 6-week session of stories, songs, and rhymes for children from 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after story time.

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1

Mount Pleasant
599 Mt. Pleasant Road
416-393-7737

Baby Story Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing & tickling rhymes, songs & stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents & caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Eglinton Square
1 Eglinton Square, Unit 126
416-396-8920

Family Story Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Children aged birth to six years will lead their parents and/or caregivers in movement, songs, and stories!

Call 416-396-8916 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Cliffcrest
3017 Kingston Road
416-396-8916

Friday Family Movie: The Princess and the Frog

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring a snack and enjoy a free movie on the big screen.

Children must be supervised by a parent or caregiver.

For ages 5 and up.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and more for children 5 & under, with their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Weston
2 King Street
416-394-1016

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and finger plays for your little one and you.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Elmbrook Park
2 Elmbrook Cres.
416-394-5290

Baby Time with the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A 90 minute fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays and lots of playtime.
This program is offered as a collaborative effort between the EarlyON Child and Family Centre and Centennial Library

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Grandparents Program (Ages Birth-6 Years) (Winter 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grandparents will have the opportunity to connect with other grandparents, participate in gentle fitness, create arts and crafts and participate in early learning activities with their grandchildren.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come join us for bouncing rhymes, stories, tickles & songs. Program is suitable for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents and/or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

St. James Town
495 Sherbourne Street
416-393-7744

Babies Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies 0-18 months and their parents and caregivers. Learn the importance of reading to your baby from birth, learn new rhymes, songs and stories, and meet other parents and caretakers in the community. Arrive early if you need the elevator to go downstairs!

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Annette Street
145 Annette Street
416-393-7692

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Humber Summit
2990 Islington Ave.
416-395-5840

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Drop-in stories, songs and rhymes for children 0-18 months and their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Long Branch
3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West
416-394-5320

VR Funday

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come explore the world of Virtual Reality at Downsview Library. Using the HTC VIVE VR Headset you can immerse yourself into a virtual environment. Climb to the top of Mount Everest, explore the deep blue sea, or even launch yourself into outer space. The possibilities are virtually endless. We have VR for all ages so please join us every Friday. Drop-In

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

Baby Time 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Age-appropriate story time sessions for children aged 10 to 18 months. Songs, rhymes and stories that help build early literacy skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. This program will develop your child's reading readiness and show you how to get your child ready for reading. For children with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Baby Time 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers 18 to 36 months and their parents or caregivers. Toddler Time runs from 10-10:25am, with fine motor skill structured playtime from 10:25-10:45am. Drop-in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Toddler Storytime

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children age 19 months to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Come and join us for fun songs, rhymes, shaker time and a story for children and parents to enjoy! No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Rexdale
2243 Kipling Avenue
416-394-5200

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come and join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children, parents and caregivers to enjoy! No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Family Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26

St. Lawrence
171 Front Street East
416-393-7655

Family Story Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Rhymes, stories and songs for preschoolers (0 to 5 yrs) and their caregivers.
No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Sensory Story Time - Program is FULL

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on sensory play activities. An inclusive story time for children 19 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers.

Registration required and will begin on January 21, 2019. To register please visit the branch or call 416-393-7706.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Feb 22
  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8

Forest Hill
700 Eglinton Ave. West
416-393-7706

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes with a small craft afterwards. Bring the whole family for some fun!
No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2

McGregor Park
2219 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8935

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children from birth to age 5 with their parents or caregivers.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for Saturday Family Time. Enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and bounces for children ages 0-5. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11

Dufferin/St. Clair
1625 Dufferin Street
416-393-7712

Family Time

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children birth to 5 years old with their parents or caregivers.

Drop-in; no registration required.

Program held in auditorium with few exceptions - please refer to the dates listed below.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Songs, stories and rhymes for children up to 5 years with their parents or caregivers.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children aged 0-5 years and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Apr 6

Bloor/Gladstone
1101 Bloor Street West
416-393-7674

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Eglinton Square
1 Eglinton Square, Unit 126
416-396-8920

Family Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft for children from birth to age 5 with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in every Saturday morning, 11:00am-12:00pm. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led storytime for the entire family. For children with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Registration not required. For more information, visit the Parliament Street branch or call 416-393-7663.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Family Story

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

Family Story Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for a special Saturday Story time with stories, rhymes and songs. The story time will be followed by craft.

Drop in Program.
No registration required.

Ages 2-6

Every Other Saturday

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 23

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. Drop in! No registration required.

Saturdays at 10:30am

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children aged 0-5 years and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30

Fort York
190 Fort York Blvd.
416-393-6240

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturdays, February 2 to May 25. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children 5 years and under with their parents/caregivers.

Special events include:
February 9th - Be My Valentine Storytime
Feburary 23 - 'The Gunniwolf' Puppet Show

Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25

Don Mills
888 Lawrence Ave. East
416-395-5710

Family Storytime and Craft

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Songs, stories and rhymes for the whole family followed by a craft. Ages 0-6 and their parents or caregivers. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Saturday Family Time and Craft

10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30am: Join us every Saturday for storytime with books, songs and rhymes for the whole family.

11:00am: Make a fun paper craft to take home.

Recommended ages 0-5 yrs. and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in. Every Saturday.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Family Time

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Afro-Jamaican Music with Maurice

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music, discussion and visuals about the rich African retentions found in Jamaica's history, culture, religion, and language. Presented by Jamaican/Canadian guitarist, composer, teacher, and Afro-Jamaican oral artist, Maurice Gordon. This program is all ages. Registration is not required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

St. James Town
495 Sherbourne Street
416-393-7744

Drop In Craft

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Drop in to make a fun and easy craft to take home.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Black History Month Family Movie - Queen of Katwe

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

*Please note that the time has been pushed back to 2:15 pm to accommodate for a program beforehand. We apologize for the slight delay in for the screening.*

In honor of Black History Month, join us for a fun filled movie for ages 10+. The film has a PG rating.

Queen of Katwe is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

African Voyages

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Njacko Backo shares the life experience of his native village in Cameroon where traditions, history and values are transmitted orally through stories, songs and dances.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

Crafternoon

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for crafts all afternoon. Drop-in any time between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join library staff for stories, songs and rhymes that will wake you up in the morning! Program is for children 5 years and under & their parents/caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30

St. James Town
495 Sherbourne Street
416-393-7744

Paws 4 Stories

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that assists in helping to improve children's reading skills by having a child read to a Therapy Dog. Evidence shows that children the program can quickly improve their reading skills and comprehension, as well as gain confidence and self-esteem in their relationships with others.​

Space is limited. Registration is required in branch or by calling Centennial Library at 416-395-5490,

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Black History Month Family Movie: Black Panther

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

T?Challa, hier to the hidden but advanced Kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a brave and determined challenger from his country?s past.

Drop in, no registration required. All welcome!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Family Storytime Special: Black History Month

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers.

Following the story time, parents/caregivers and children can design crafts together based on the Black History Month theme. Supplies will be provided.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23

Family Storytime

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft or activity afterwards.
For ages 0 to 5 years and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Feb 23
  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-394-5240 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-394-5170 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-394-5170 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in! No registration required. Call 416-393-7746 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Sunday Family Storytime

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Sunday storytimes and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages birth to 5 years.
Held in the Children's area on the first floor. Drop-In.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31

Family Time

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Sundays, January 6 to June 23. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 5 years and under with their parents or caregivers

*no programs on April 21 & May 19*

Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Don Mills
888 Lawrence Ave. East
416-395-5710

Mini Makers (Ages 4-8) (Winter 2019)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something new each week! Drop-in. For more information, contact the branch.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7686 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31

Parkdale
1303 Queen Street West
416-393-7686

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4 ? 8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery.

Try something different each week!

Series takes place on Sundays.

Registration for Mini Makers will happen on a monthly basis. To register for the program for each month, visit the branch or call
416-395-5630 to register.

Registration start dates are below:
FULL- February registration will start Monday, January 28, 2019.
March registration will start Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
April registration will start Monday, March 18, 2019.
May registration will start Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
June registration will start Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7674 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12

Bloor/Gladstone
1101 Bloor Street West
416-393-7674

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-396-8890 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Series takes place on Sundays. Drop in. All are welcome.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4 to 8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery.Try something different each week!
Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Maria A. Shchuka
1745 Eglinton Avenue West
416-394-1000

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4 to 8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something different each week!

Drop-in, no registration required. Please call the branch at 416-395-5750 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Sunday Afternoon Fun!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Sunday afternoon story time and activities such as crafts, LEGO, Snap Circuits and more.

For ages 4 and up.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

Mini Makers

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery.

Try something different each week!

Series takes place on Sundays.

Drop-in. All are welcome.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Feb 24
  • Sun, Mar 3
  • Sun, Mar 10
  • Sun, Mar 17
  • Sun, Mar 24
  • Sun, Mar 31
  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

La maison des bébés

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Pour les parents avec leurs bébés de 0 à 12 mois. Des chansons, activités douces et sensorielles pour les tout-petits que vous pourrez reproduire à la maison.

Collations et jetons de transport fournis.

For parents with their babies from 0 to 12 months. Includes songs and sensory activities that you can reproduce at home.

Snacks and transport tokens provided.

Presented in collaboration with Centre francophone. Registration is required, please call 416-922-2672 extension 252.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in! No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Enjoy Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Drop in. No registration required.

Program is in the Main Floor Program Room.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, rhymes, finger plays, action songs and bounces for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Please note no Toddler Time on:
Monday, March 11 due to March Break

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

Babytime Stay and Play

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Babytime runs from 10-10:30am with playtime and socializing from 10:30-11:30am. Drop-in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Family Time (19 Months-5 Years) (Winter 2019)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us to read exciting stories, sing great songs and learn fun rhymes! 19 months-5 years.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room C. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years along with their parents and caregivers.

Drop-in program every Monday morning at 10:30-11:00am.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25
  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Story Stretchers

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented by EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff. This is a drop-in interactive program for children ages 0-6 years old and their parents/caregivers. Each week focuses on a story book that will be followed by a craft, table activities and songs to reinforce the themes of the story. The Program Facilitator is Lori McGivern. There is a limit of forty participants each week. There will not be a program on February 18th.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25

Port Union
5450 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8885

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led storytime for the entire family. For children with their parents or caregivers.

Children ages 0 - 5.
Drop in.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

** Family Time changed from 1:00 pm to 10:30 am. **

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Feb 25

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Music and Movement

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Combines songs, rhymes, dance, and stretching activities to get children on their feet and moving. Children will develop motor skills, learn to identify patterns, and explore their creativity.

For children ages birth to 5 years.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Feb 26
  • Tue, Mar 12

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Pyjama Time

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

A Ready for Reading program. Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Feb 27
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 29

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 28
  • Thu, Mar 7

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

Black History Month Evening Movie: Queen of Katwe

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In celebration of Black History month, join the Malvern District branch for a free evening movie.

Registration not Required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 28

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Spanish Storytime

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn some of the very best stories, rhymes, songs in Spanish! Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Feb 28

Fort York
190 Fort York Blvd.
416-393-6240

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their parents/caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 29

Long Branch
3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West
416-394-5320

Knit & Crochet Club

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Share your interest in knitting, crocheting and other crafts. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, Jun 7

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Basic Baby Signs

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE mini-workshops to introduce you and your infant (3 -18 months) basic baby sign language. This program is offered by EYET, Ontario Early Years.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 29

St. James Town
495 Sherbourne Street
416-393-7744

Carnival Spice: Ngoma

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ngoma, Swahili folkdance, is a dynamic performance piece that fuses modern and traditional forms of Caribbean Folk and African
dance.This will be followed up by a mini dance instructional workshop where participants can learn some of the movement they just watched.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

Inklings: Mandalas in Black, White, Gold

Works by Linda Hook

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 31

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Make The Connection (Ages 1-3) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This free weekly program offered by EarlyON staff at the public library offers an opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect and share experiences, participate in guided activities and play stations while also allowing parent reflection and discussion.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 1
  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Saturday Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for songs and stories!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 25

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Stress Relief Through Meditation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Some easy, stress-relieving stretches and deep breathing, followed by a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. No yoga mat required.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, Jun 8

Malvern Warrior Readers

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you enjoy reading? Not sure what to read next? Come have fun and keep track of all your readings with your own special warrior log book!

Pick up the book prior to the meeting date at the Information Desk.

This is a Beginner Readers Book Club for children ages 4-6.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, Jun 1

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 8

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Storyfire

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toronto Public Library's own storytellers entertain and delight audiences of all ages. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Learn to Play Chess

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ever wanted to learn how to play Chess? We welcome anyone interested to attend our sessions so that we can teach you everything we know in a welcoming environment. Even if you are a little more advanced, you are always welcome to come brush up and share some interesting tips or tricks with everyone.

All ages. Drop in the 2nd floor gallery. No registration required. Attend one or both sessions.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Appy Hour

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Need help with your new iPad, tablet or mobile device? Find out more about downloading apps, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and movies by dropping in to our Appy hour. Get free help with your devices and apps from library staff.

Drop in. No registration required. Bring your device and library card.

Call 416-396-8850 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 30

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

Storyfire

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toronto Public Library's own storytellers entertain and delight audiences of all ages. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers.

Drop in.

Note: There is no storytime on February 23 and March 16.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 2
  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25

Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
416-396-8964

Stay and Play

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Drop by the Main Floor Program Room to socialize and play with our toys.

For ages 0-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Regular Storytimes will resume on Monday, March 25.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 4
  • Tue, Mar 5
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Mon, Mar 11
  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Thu, Mar 21

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Crafternoon

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get creative with us after school and join for a different craft each week. All materials provided.

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Six week sessions of stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. Drop-in. For more information please call 416-393-7680

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

Palmerston
560 Palmerston Ave.
416-393-7680

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents and caregivers. All are welcome, drop-in, no registration required! Please call 416-394-1040 for more information.

Three Winter/Spring 2018 6-week drop-in sessions run on Wednesdays at 10:30am from:
January 9 to February 13;
March 6 to April 17 (No Toddler Time on March Break Wednesday March 13);
May 8 to June 12.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17

Women in Greek Mythology

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate International Woman's Day and share in Greek Heritage Month. Join us for an introduction to the Greek Goddesses. Get acquainted with the Olympian Goddesses and their big personalities. Learn about the Muses and other Goddesses found in Greek literature.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Baby Time!

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children (birth - 18 months) with their parents and/or caregivers! Drop in! For more information, visit the Kennedy Eglinton Branch or call 416-396-8924.




Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 6
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10

Kennedy/Eglinton
2380 Eglinton Ave. East
416-396-8924

Mommy and Baby Yoga

10:00 am - 11:00 am

For moms with babies 0-8 months. A gentle yoga session with certified Yoga Instructor Laura Betancourt from PurEnergy Wellness Loft. Participants must bring their own yoga mat, blanket and towel. Registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 7
  • Thu, Mar 14
  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Pyjama Time

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 0-5 with their caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 7

Family Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. All are welcome, no registration! Please call 416-394-1040 for more information.

Three Winter/Spring 2019 6-week drop-in sessions run on Fridays at 10:30am from:
January 11 to February 15;
March 8 to April 26 (no Baby Time during March Break March 15 and Easter Friday April 19)
May 10 to June 14.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 8
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26

March Break Movie

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Start off our March Break with a movie! Snacks are welcome.
The movie will selected closer to the date.

Children all ages. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop-in. For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 9

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

A, Apple Pie: an Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food

Come explore this appetizing exhibit about children's literary meals. From Little Jack Horner and the Mad Tea Party, to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and In the Night Kitchen -- children's books abound in stories about breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets, cooking and more!

Free. All welcome.

Located in the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, on the 4th floor of the Lillian H. Smith Branch.

The exhibit can be viewed during the Osborne Collection's open hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, closed Sun.

Call 416-393-7753 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 9 - Sat, Jun 1

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Crochet and Knitting Club

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This program is for beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters. Share your interest in knitting and crocheting with others and find new projects, patterns and ideas! Bring your unfinished project to work on or yarn and needles to start a new project.

Instruction provided during the program.

Some supplies are available to be used during the program.

Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 9
  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Mon, May 6
  • Sat, May 18

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Plant a Seed and Get Ready to Grow!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have a green thumb? Want to learn how to grow your own veggies? Join us for a short story time and then come planting with us! Children will each have a planter, soil, seeds and water and will learn how to care for their vegetable plant. All supplies will be provided. Adult assistance will be required.

Space is limited. All large groups and daycares must call 416-393-7715 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

The Legend of Marshmallow Island with Mystic Drumz

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A magical island rises from the middle of a mystical pond. Larry the Frog and friends search for Marshmallow Island and the legendary dance party that takes place there. Come hear the Nigerian Talking Drum, Brazilian Quica, Vibraslap, Flextone, Chinese Gongs and more!

Space is limited. Free tickets will be available at 12:30 on Thursday March 7 2019 at Alderwood Library. For more information, please call Alderwood Library at 416-394-5310.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

March Break Movie: Incredibles 2 DAYCARE GROUPS ONLY

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a fun family movie during March Break! We will be watching "Incredibles 2". This film is rated G. Groups must call ahead for space availability.

The morning session, 10:00-11:30am, is available for interested daycare/childcare groups only. If you wish to bring your group, please register by calling the branch at 416-394-1014 and speak with children's staff. Staff must know how many children you will be bringing.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

March Break Bingo

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for many games of bingo on the first day of your March Break! Winners will receive prizes.

For ages 3 and up. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in. No registration required, however space is limited. Daycares should call in advance to register. Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Sing, Hop and Laugh with Razzmatazz

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Sandy invites you to hop like a bunny, ride a bumpy bus, clap your hands, and sing along! In this hilarious puppet show, you can help Lulu the Bird and Unicorn teach Sneaky Hand how to be a friend.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

March Break Movie: Incredibles 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fun family movie during March Break! We will be watching
"Incredibles 2". This film is rated G.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

The Sing & Spell Show with Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sing and dance with Cindy Cook (long-time host of TVO's POLKA DOT DOOR) and her talking puppets, Spelling Bee, Book-Worm and Owlie, who show children that reading is fun!

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Brent & Sarah's Comedy Magic Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brent and Sarah's Comedy Magic Show is a non-stop laugh riot from beginning to end! Enjoy magic, music, and comedy in this interactive variety show.

Groups of 10 or more should register by emailing ywkids@torontopubliclibrary.ca

This is a featured March Break Magic program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

York Woods
1785 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5980

Sing, Hop and Laugh with Razzmatazz

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Sandy invites you to hop like a bunny, ride a bumpy bus, clap your hands, and sing along! In this hilarious puppet show, you can help Lulu the Bird and Unicorn teach Sneaky Hand how to be a friend.

For ages 5 and under.

Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the show starts. Call 416-396-3835 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

Tickles and Tunes with Kathy Reid-Naiman (Ages 3-5) (March Break)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come enjoy children's music with Kathy Reid-Naiman. Children's entertainer, Kathy Reid-Naiman, performs her unique songs, finger plays, tickles and tunes to delight and entertain young children. Play games, tell stories together, and sing along!

This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B. Drop in, no registration required.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

The Sing & Spell Show with Cindy Cook- MOVED TO HIGH PARK BRANCH

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO HIGH PARK BRANCH. Sing and dance with Cindy Cook (long-time host of TVO's POLKA DOT DOOR) and her talking puppets, Spelling Bee, Book-Worm and Owlie, who show children that reading is fun!

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 11

Parkdale
1303 Queen Street West
416-393-7686

Toddler Dance Party

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join a dance party for the preschool crew. Come in costume or without, but prepared to shake, wiggle and roll.

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Runnymede Branch at (416) 393-7697 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Le Voyage de Monsieur Philippe en musique

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monsieur Philippe et sa guitare vous emmènent en voyage avec des chansons traditionnelles de France et du Canada. Sa valise est remplie d'accessoires, d'instruments de musique, de bibelots, de gravures, etc... qui permettront aux enfants de participer et de comprendre les chansons tout en s?amusant. Dans ce voyage nous rencontrerons toutes sortes de choses, des animaux gros et petits, des végétaux et des gens rigolos (show adaptable aux saisons).

Programme en francais. Program is in French.
Aucun enregistrement requis.

This is a featured March Break French program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

March Break Activities

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join each each afternoon for a new and interesting program, which consists of crafts, and stories.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12
  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Thu, Mar 14

Taylor Memorial
1440 Kingston Road
416-396-8939

March Break Movie Matinee: Incredibles 2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon at the movies on P.A. Day! We will be showing Incredibles 2. Rated PG.

Drop in. No registration required, however groups of 10 or more must register in advance by calling 416-393-7706.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Forest Hill
700 Eglinton Ave. West
416-393-7706

Little Red Theatre: La Reine des neiges

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La pièce La reine des neiges est colorée de lumières et de musique comme si on se laissait glisser le long de la rivière, poussés par le vent jusqu'au palais de la reine des neiges alors que Gerda échappe à son passé et s'aventure vers le futur. Ce qui est intéressant dans cette histoire, c'est le fait que le mal est un mal désinvolte...incarné par une absence de coeur.

This is a featured March Break French program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Bloor/Gladstone
1101 Bloor Street West
416-393-7674

Button Making

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop by the library in March Break to make a few custom-made buttons to decorate your backpack or jacket. Cut out pictures from old magazines and comic books or get creative and design your own.
For ages 4 & up.

Drop-in. Space is limited. Registration required for large groups, daycares or camps. For more information, please call the Flemingdon Park branch at 416-395-5820

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Puppet Show: The Three Little Pigs (Group Bookings Full)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The classic story of a Mother pig sending her three pigs off into the world to find their fortune.

Drop-In program. Group Bookings Full.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Danforth/Coxwell
1675 Danforth Ave.
416-393-7783

Debbie's Magical Balloon Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Debbie and her balloons for a show that is packed with games, incredible balloon costumes, magic, cool music and lots of wide smiles.

Space is limited. Daycares MUST register their groups in advance. Registration begins on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at 9:00AM in person or on the phone. Please call the Jane/Dundas branch at 416-394-1014 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Puppet Show/Theatre program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Puppet Show - The Paper Bag Princess

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Best for age 3 and up. Groups and daycares must call 416-393-7730 to book space.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

March Break: Magnet Making

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us during your March Break to design, make, and keep your own magnets!

Children ages 4+. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in. Space is limited. Daycares, please call in advance to register.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Sing, Hop and Laugh with Razzmatazz

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Sandy invites you to hop like a bunny, ride a bumpy bus, clap your hands, and sing along! In this hilarious puppet show, you can help Lulu the Bird and Unicorn teach Sneaky Hand how to be a friend.

Drop in. No registration required, however space is limited. Call 416-393-7671 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

The Sing & Spell Show with Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sing and dance with Cindy Cook (long-time host of TVO's POLKA DOT DOOR) and her talking puppets, Spelling Bee, Book-Worm and Owlie, who show children that reading is fun!

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 12

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

The Sing & Spell Show with Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sing and dance with Cindy Cook (long-time host of TVO's POLKA DOT DOOR) and her talking puppets, Spelling Bee, Book-Worm and Owlie, who show children that reading is fun!

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Armour Heights Library at 416-395-5430 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Crafternoon

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hope for a windy day because we will be making kites!

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-393-7650

Puppet Show -- The Paper Bag Princess

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Best for age 3 and up. Groups and daycares must call 416-393-7730 to book space.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Bremen Town Musicians Puppet Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us during your March Break for a production of 'Bremen Town Musicians' performed by Deer Park staff.

"Bremen Town Musicians? is about an encounter between four animals, who believe their life is over. The owner wanted to get rid of them so they decided to head their own way.

Children all ages. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in. Space is limited. Daycares, please call in advance to register.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Wednesdays for stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their parents and caregivers from 10:30AM-11:00AM.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Queen/Saulter
765 Queen Street East
416-393-7723

Magic Show with Magical Entertainer Vincent

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Bring the family and enjoy Magical Entertainer Vincent as he performs a comedy magic show filled with fun and laughter.

No registration required. Call 647-394-5210 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Humberwood
850 Humberwood Blvd.
416-394-5210

March Break Family Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bring the whole family for stories, songs and finger plays.

For ages 0-5 with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Sing, Hop and Laugh with Razzmatazz

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Sandy invites you to hop like a bunny, ride a bumpy bus, clap your hands, and sing along! In this hilarious puppet show, you can help Lulu the Bird and Unicorn teach Sneaky Hand how to be a friend.
Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 mins before the show starts. Call 416-396-8924 for more information.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Kennedy/Eglinton
2380 Eglinton Ave. East
416-396-8924

Sing, Hop and Laugh with Razzmatazz

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sandy invites you to hop like a bunny, ride a bumpy bus, clap your hands, and sing along! In this hilarious puppet show, you can help Lulu the Bird and Unicorn teach Sneaky Hand how to be a friend.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

LEGO Building Challenge

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your friends and complete a variety of different LEGO challenges. Space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 13

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Puppet Show - Bonnie McSmithers, You're Driving Me Dithers

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A little girl does silly things, aggravating her mother.

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the College/Shaw branch at 416-393-7668 for more information.

Day camps and large groups must call ahead.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

College/Shaw
766 College Street
416-393-7668

Les Nouvelles Aventures du Petit Prince

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Vous pensez tout savoir du Petit Prince? Et si toute l'histoire n'a pas été racontée? Et s'il y avait d'autres planètes à explorer?
Le duo d'improvisateurs DaFlo (Daphney Joseph et Florian François) vous emmène à la découverte de nouvelles planètes créées par l'imaginaire des enfants.
Dans ce spectacle interactif inspiré par Le Petit Prince de Saint-Exupéry, ce sont les enfants qui vont créer leur monde. S'il te plait dessine-moi un mouton et un nouveau monde.

Participation et imagination requises!

This is a featured March Break French program.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on Friday, February 1, 2019 in person or on the phone. Please call the Centennial branch at 416-395-5490 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Crafty March Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a story and craft. For ages 4 and up. Please no groups.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Long Branch
3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West
416-394-5320

LEGO Build Day

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all you LEGO Builders! Join us for an afternoon of LEGO building. Who can build the tallest tower, the fastest car or a very creative house? Join us and find out. Large groups and Day Cares must call to register space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Flute Concert and Presentation for the Family

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jessica Kanowitz presents a solo flute concert. This program will intermix classical music with children's stories that emphasize the flute. She will provide a Q&A overview and history of the woodwind instrument and perform several pieces from different eras and various musical genres.

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Gerrard Ashdale branch at 416-393-7717 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

LEGO Building Challenge

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring your friends and complete a variety of different LEGO challenges. Space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

The Sing & Spell Show with Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sing and dance with Cindy Cook (long-time host of TVO's POLKA DOT DOOR) and her talking puppets, Spelling Bee, Book-Worm and Owlie, who show children that reading is fun!

*Groups must call 416-393-7727 to register.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 14

Fun with KEVA Planks and LEGO

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you love to build and to create?
Challenge yourself to create cool structures using
solid wood KEVA planks and LEGO.

Have fun, meet friends, and build something awesome.For children ages 5 and up with their caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Stories and Crafts Before Bedtime

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Do you need a little more time to unwind and relax before bedtime? Come and enjoy our Stories and Crafts Before Bedtime. This 45 minute story-time session includes bedtime themed stories, songs, rhymes and crafts for children age 9 and under, with their guardians and or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15
  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Family Film: Smallfoot

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

2018. Rated PG. 96 mins.

Drop in. For group bookings, call 416-393-7783 to check availability.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Danforth/Coxwell
1675 Danforth Ave.
416-393-7783

It's Cool ... It's Celtic ... It's CEILIDH!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a pre St. Patrick's Day dance party!

Ceilidh dance is the "party dance" of Scotland, Ireland, and our own East Coast. This program will have families dancing together! Dances such as Marmalade Sandwich and The Flying Scotsman are simple and easy to learn no matter experience or dance levels!

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Mount Pleasant
599 Mt. Pleasant Road
416-393-7737

March Break Movie

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will be showing Incredibles 2 for the March Break Movie. Come in and join the fun.

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Tickles and Tunes with Kathy Reid-Naiman

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Children's entertainer, Kathy Reid-Naiman, performs her unique songs, fingerplays, tickles and tunes, to delight and entertain young children. Play games, tell stories together, and sing along!

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Little Red Theatre: La Reine des neiges

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La pièce "La reine des neiges" est colorée de lumières et de musique comme si on se laissait glisser le long de la rivière, poussés par le vent jusqu'au palais de la reine des neiges alors que Gerda échappe à son passé et s'aventure vers le futur. Ce qui est intéressant dans cette histoire, c'est le fait que le mal est un mal désinvolte...incarné par une absence de coeur.

This is a featured March Break French program.

Pour enfants âgés de 5 ans et plus.
Entrée libre. Aucune inscription requise.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Rockin' Robert Kids Show

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A rockin' family show featuring fun music, hilarious props, awesome surprises and bubbles!

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

Collage Workshop

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create some cut and paste artworks and mini collage books in our first ever Creation Loft Collage Workshop! All material will be provided, sewing machines will also be available.

Registration is recommended: drop-ins are welcome, but subject to space availability. Workshop begins at 12pm, but participants are welcome to come by anytime between 12 and 1:30pm. Registration begins Friday Feb. 22 at 12:30pm. You can order free tickets by clicking the link below.

All ages welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 15

March Craft - Drop In

All Day

March means it's time to make your march of the penguins craft! Drop in at any time today and obtain the materials to make your own penguin.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Maryvale
85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16
416-396-8931

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Saturdays for stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 27

Queen/Saulter
765 Queen Street East
416-393-7723

Rockin' Robert Kids Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A rockin' family show featuring fun music, hilarious props, awesome surprises and bubbles!

Drop-in. Space is limited. Registration required for large groups, daycares or camps. For more information, please call the Riverdale branch at 416-393-7720.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

St. Patrick's Day Craft

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thorncliffe Staff would like to invite you to come make a St. Patrick's Day craft.

The luck of the Irish is with us all.

Suitable for children of all ages. Parents and caregivers welcome.

No Registration Required. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Rockin' Robert Kids Show

10:30 am - 11:30 am

A rockin' family show featuring fun music, hilarious props, awesome surprises and bubbles!

Drop in. Registration required.*

*Groups must register in person or by phone at 416-396-3854.

This is a featured March Break Music program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

St. Patrick's Day Family Story Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day-themed Family Story Time to celebrate this cheerful holiday. Enjoy some luck o' the Irish with stories, rhymes, and songs, and take home a fun St. Paddy's Day craft!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. Bring the whole family for some fun!
For ages 0-5. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Brent & Sarah's Comedy Magic Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brent and Sarah's Comedy Magic Show is a non-stop laugh riot from beginning to end! Enjoy magic, music, and comedy in this interactive variety show.

Drop-in program. Spaces are limited.

This is a featured March Break Magic program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 16

Stories Told Eye to Eye, Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: Scottish Traveller Tales

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professional storyteller and author Jess Smith grew up in a Scottish Traveller family. In this program, Jess will share stories of ancient kings, dragons, witches, tramps, and all manner of heroes. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 18

Stories Told Eye to Eye, Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: Celtic Stories

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professional storyteller Seoras Macpherson is a Seannachaidh, a tradition bearer from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Seoras will tell stories of the epic heroes Fionn and Cuchullin, and tales of fairies, water horses and the seal people. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 18

Don Mills
888 Lawrence Ave. East
416-395-5710

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, songs, fingerplays, bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration is required. No session on April 22.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 18
  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 22
  • Mon, Apr 29

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Beginning with WebXR

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

An introduction to creating Virtual Reality content for the Web. Using basic HTML and A-Frame coding you will create your own simple VR webpage that can be viewed in a VR headset (Google cardboard, Google Daydream).

Location: E-Learning Lab (2nd Floor)
Prerequisites:
- No HTML coding experience required.
- Basic computer and typing skills are strongly recommended for this class.
- Basic computer and accurate typing skills are strongly recommended for this class.

Registration is required for this class. You can order free tickets by clicking the link below.

Tickets will become available on Monday February 19th at 12:30pm.

Note: Your spot will not be guaranteed after 5 minutes of the start of the program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 18

Stories Told Eye to Eye, Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: Folktales from Scotland

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Scottish storyteller Donald Smith tells stories that evoke the fantastical, fabulous beings of folk tales in Scotland and Ireland- elves, the wee people, mermaids, trowies and not-so-wee giants! This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 18

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

Babytime

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

No registration required

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Baby Time @ 11 a.m.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies from birth to 18 months with their parents/caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration opens on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Baby Time @ 10 a.m.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies from birth to 18 months with their parents/caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration opens on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 19
  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Stories Told Eye to Eye, Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: Tales from India

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

From the UK, renown storyteller Peter Chand and music producer PKCtheFirst bring a fresh, contemporary twist on traditional tales collected from South Asian elders. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

For ages 10 and up.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 19

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

This 30 minute program consists of bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. There is a limit of fifteen babies.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

Port Union
5450 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8885

Handle With Care (Birth-18 Months) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The free weekly "Handle with Care" program offered by EarlyON staff members at the public library is for parents, caregivers and babies with the use of activities, games and discussions that support the social and emotional well-being of babies while also developing their self-esteem and forming healthy relationships with others.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Registration for Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Register and attend the first program on the same day! In person registration begins at 10 am. Baby Time is a 30 minute program and it will be held for six weeks, from Wed. March 20 to Wed. April 24, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The program consists of bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. There is a limit of 15 babies.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 20

Port Union
5450 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8885

Music and Movement

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us at College/Shaw for a series of four Wednesday morning sessions of Music and Movement for Kids - enjoy rhymes, songs, dance and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well as language ability in your child. We will use shakers, bean bags, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat!

For ages 0-5 with a caregiver. No registration required. Call us at 416-393-7668 for more information!

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 20
  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10

College/Shaw
766 College Street
416-393-7668

Stories Told Eye to Eye, Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: Scottish Traveller Tales

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professional storyteller and author Jess Smith grew up in a Scottish Traveller family. In this program, Jess will share stories of ancient kings, dragons, witches, tramps, and all manner of heroes. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.
Classes and groups must phone 416-393-7730 to book space.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 20

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Familiarize your child with letters, numbers and colors at a staff-led storytime with stories, songs and rhymes! For toddlers 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration opens on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 21
  • Thu, Mar 28

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required. Drop in to the program room upstairs.

*Note no baby time on March 15th during March break

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Followed by workshops by Toronto Public Health.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26

Mount Dennis
1123 Weston Road
416-394-1008

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children aged 0-5 years and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.

*No session on April 19th*

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3

Forest Hill
700 Eglinton Ave. West
416-393-7706

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Familiarize your child with letters, numbers and colors at a staff-led storytime with stories, songs and rhymes! For toddlers 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration opens on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 22
  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 23
  • Sat, Mar 30
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Crafternoon

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for drop-in crafts all afternoon.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 23

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Story Jam

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day of great family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, national and international guests, and lots of storytelling activities. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Mar 24

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Enjoy Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Drop in. No registration required.

Program is in the Main Floor Program Room.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Mar 25
  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (18 months-3 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program held in the Main Floor Meeting Room.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Make It and Take It!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Tuesdays to make a fun and easy craft to take home!

For ages 3-12.

Drop in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Pyjama Time

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

Bridlewood
157A-2900 Warden Ave.
416-396-8960

Music in the Library

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in the main lobby for a classical music performance! Passionate and talented musicians will temporarily transform the library into a concert hall.
Have a good time and enjoy beautiful concerts!

Upcoming dates:
January 29
March 26

No registration is required.
Call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-395-5440 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 26

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Toddler Time 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 to 35 months with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Mar 26
  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Family Time (0-5 years)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bring the whole family for stories, songs and finger plays.

Stay and play until 11:30 am.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Baby Time 1

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Toddler Time 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 to 35 months with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Mar 27
  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Stay and Play

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Drop by the Main Floor Program Room to socialize and play with our toys.

For ages 0-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Indigenous Storytelling

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Indigenous storyteller, Maya-waasige, shares traditional Ojibwe, Boodawaadomi and Anishnaabe tales about aboriginal traditions, history, and culture.

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 28

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Drop in with space limited to the first 20 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Mar 28
  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2

Bridlewood
157A-2900 Warden Ave.
416-396-8960

Baby Time 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Mar 29
  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Family Time (19 Months-5 Years) (Spring 2019)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us to read exciting stories, sing great songs and learn fun rhymes! 19 months-5 years.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room C. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led storytime for the entire family. For children with their parents or caregivers.

Children ages 0 - 5.
Drop in.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 1
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Mon, Apr 15
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Knitting Group

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A great place to share your interest whether you're a beginner or a pro, bring your handiwork and spend some time with fellow knitters. Drop-in. For more information visit the Branch or call 416-396-8924.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Kennedy/Eglinton
2380 Eglinton Ave. East
416-396-8924

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Songs, stories, and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Registration begins March 1st. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 2
  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

Babies and Tots

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join us for a 6-week program full of stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers from birth to 36 months with their parents or caregivers.

Storytime runs from 10:30-11:00 AM, followed by Stay and Play from 11:00-11:15 AM.

Registration for this next session will open on Monday March 4, 2019!

For more information, call the Weston Library at 416-394-1016

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Weston
2 King Street
416-394-1016

Living and Learning with Baby

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A Toronto Public Health nurse will lead discussions for parents/caregivers with infants 6 weeks to 6 months old. Topics include:
-adjustment to parenthood
-introducing solids/making your own baby food
-growth and development
-caring for a sick child
-keeping your child safe
-community resources

Program runs from April 03 - May 08, 2019. To register, please go to TPHbookings.ca

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for children ages birth to 9 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, stories and songs for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Register in advance for a reminder call or just drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24

Bendale
1515 Danforth Road
416-396-8910

Baby Time (10-18 Months) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from 10 to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies with their parents or caregivers.

Babies 0 - 18 months.
Drop in.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Baby Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Drop in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 3
  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for children ages 10-18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 4
  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9

S. Walter Stewart
170 Memorial Park Ave.
416-396-3975

Baby Time and Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop in program. *cancelled on Good Friday (April 19)

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

Dufferin/St. Clair
1625 Dufferin Street
416-393-7712

EarlyON Family Time

10:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.

This program is offered in partnership with Don Valley East EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

For more information, please call 416-496-2601.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12

Brookbanks
210 Brookbanks Dr.
416-395-5480

Infant Development

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a FREE mini-workshop to learn more about your baby's stages of development. This program is facilitated by East York East Toronto Ontario Early Years Centre. For more information, please call 647-258-9792 or 647-258-9793 to get in touch with Ontario Early Years Centre. Drop in welcome.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Fri, Apr 12

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led storytime for the entire family. For children with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. Registration not required. For more information, visit the Parliament Street branch or call 416-393-7663.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sat, Apr 20
  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Mini Makers (Ages 4-8) (Spring 2019)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior builders aged 4-8 and their families are invited to join us every Sunday for fun, hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts and spark wonder, creativity and discovery. Try something new each week! Drop-in. For more information, contact the branch. Third Floor, Room A.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Apr 7
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Baby Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (by phone or in person) from Mar. 2 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (by phone or in person) from Mar. 2 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 9
  • Tue, Apr 16
  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (by phone or in person) from Mar. 18 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Baby Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Drop-in, no registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 10
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

Preschool Time

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 31 months to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (by phone or in person) from Mar. 18 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Make The Connection Babies-Toronto Public Health (Birth-12 Months) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A free weekly program for parents or caregivers offered by Toronto Public Health at the public library to connect with babies to make them feel loved while ultimately promoting their language and learning.

Please register only with the Toronto Public Health nurse, Nancy at: (416) 338-8659. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 11
  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and fingerplays for your little one and you.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Elmbrook Park
2 Elmbrook Cres.
416-394-5290

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for children aged 19 months - 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Drop-in, no registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

East End Storytellers: Spring Edition

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun filled time from the East End Storytellers Group that will share some stories on Spring!

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 13

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Fay and Fluffy's Storytime

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Toronto Drag Stars, Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé, for a story hour with Pride book readings, lots of humour and entertainment!

Everyone is welcome.

Drop in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 13

Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd.
416-393-7610

Easter Egg Hunt

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Use your scavenger and mapping skills at Deer Park library to hunt for your easter eggs.

Find all 12 hidden eggs on the map to redeem your prize!

Drop in.
Children all ages. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 18

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Puppet Shows

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Parliament Street Library for a monthly puppet show! For children accompanied by a caregiver. Drop-in, no registration required. Large group please call ahead to confirm your attendance. For more information, please contact the branch at 416-393-7663.

THURSDAYS
April 18: Three Little Pigs
May 23: The Tiger Skin Rug
June 20: Oniroku

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 18
  • Thu, May 23

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Family Story Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 0-5 with their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7668 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29

College/Shaw
766 College Street
416-393-7668

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. No registration required. Drop in to the program room upstairs.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7

Gerrard/Ashdale
1432 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7717

Baby Story Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Eglinton Square
1 Eglinton Square, Unit 126
416-396-8920

EarlyON Family Time

10:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.

This program is offered in partnership with Don Valley East EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

For more information, please call 416-496-2601.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Brookbanks
210 Brookbanks Dr.
416-395-5480

Extra Support (Ages 1-6) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A free weekly program for parents and caregivers with children who need additional developmental support while introducing daily strategies to help development including play stations in a safe, learning environment.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Toddler Time

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents and/or caregivers. For ages 18 months-36 months. Drop in! For more information visit the Kennedy Eglinton branch or call 416-396-8924.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

Kennedy/Eglinton
2380 Eglinton Ave. East
416-396-8924

MAP Programming: Black Creek Pioneer Village

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

History Actors -Join us for an interactive dramatic program based on historical documents and artifacts. Real people, real events, real drama.

Space is limited. Registration is required in branch or by calling Centennial Library at 416-395-5490.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Indigenous Storytelling with Jim Adams

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an hour of storytelling with First Nations Storyteller Jim Adams. Enjoy storytelling, drumming and singing in celebration of Indigenous culture. Suitable for all ages. Please call 416-394-5300 to register for this interesting program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

Humber Bay
200 Park Lawn Road
416-394-5300

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children age 5 and under with their caregivers. Drop-in, No registration required!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18

Hillcrest
5801 Leslie Street
416-395-5830

Asian Heritage Month: Origami for Kids

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by learning how to make simple origami!

Drop in.
Children ages 6 - 12.
Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call the branch at 416-393-7657.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, May 6

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Cantonese Story Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stories, songs and rhymes in Cantonese for children 19 months to 5 years old, with their parents or caregivers. Registration begins April 8th. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

STEM Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

It's never too early to start having fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Children ages 5 and under and their parents and caregivers are invited to explore early STEM concepts, ignite curiosity and have fun with stories, songs and simple activities. For children ages 5 and under, accompanied by parent or caregiver. Registration begins Saturday, April 13. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 or visit the second floor information desk.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents and caregivers. All are welcome, drop-in, no registration required! Please call 416-394-1040 for more information.

Three Winter/Spring 2018 6-week drop-in sessions run on Wednesdays at 10:30am from:
January 9 to February 13;
March 6 to April 17 (No Toddler Time on March Break Wdnesday March 13);
May 8 to June 12.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, songs and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies up to 18 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration begins Saturday, April 13. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 or visit the second floor information desk.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

Bridlewood
157A-2900 Warden Ave.
416-396-8960

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. All are welcome, no registration! Please call 416-394-1040 for more information.

Three Winter/Spring 2019 6-week drop-in sessions run on Fridays at 10:30am from:
January 11 to February 15;
March 8 to April 26 (no Baby Time during March Break March 15 and Easter Friday April 19);
May 10 to June 14.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Asian Heritage Month Chinese Knot Craft program

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and Learn how to make intricate & beautiful Chinese knots. Space is limited for this program. Please register by calling the branch at 416-393-7746.

Be sure to check out other Asian Heritage Month programs at the Lillian H. Smith branch:

Friday May 17, 1-3 Tokyo Drifter (1966) - a film by renowned Japanese director Seijun Suzuki.

Saturday May 18, 11-12 Chinese Dulcimer performance by Pingxin Xu.

Saturday May 25, 10-12 Chinese Knots program in Mandarin.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

North America?s biggest literary comic festival returns! Meet a who?s who of Canadian and international graphic novelists with brand new books debuting at TCAF. Canadians Nina Bunjevac (Fatherland), Emily Carroll (Speak, Through the Woods) and Seth (Clyde Fans). Acclaimed kids and young adult authors Shannon and Dean Hale (The Princess in Black series), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet series) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters). Plus international cartooning superstars Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Shiver), Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam).

TCAF offers over 100 hours of programming for everyone from kids to adults, with author interviews, on-stage panel discussions, artist live-drawing events, readings and workshops. Don?t miss it!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

North America?s biggest literary comic festival returns! Meet a who?s who of Canadian and international graphic novelists with brand new books debuting at TCAF. Canadians Nina Bunjevac (Fatherland), Emily Carroll (Speak, Through the Woods) and Seth (Clyde Fans). Acclaimed kids and young adult authors Shannon and Dean Hale (The Princess in Black series), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet series) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters). Plus international cartooning superstars Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Shiver), Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam).

TCAF offers over 100 hours of programming for everyone from kids to adults, with author interviews, on-stage panel discussions, artist live-drawing events, readings and workshops. Don?t miss it!

Event Dates:

  • Sun, May 12

Baby Time (Birth to 18 months)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Lap games, rhymes and stories for ages birth to 18 months.

Tuesdays 10 - 10:30 am
OR
Tuesdays 11 - 11:30 am

2nd Floor Program Room.

*Registration runs from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26. If necessary a lottery system may be used.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11

Baby Time (Birth-9 Months) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 9 months with their parents and caregivers.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for ages 19-35 months.

2nd Floor Program Room.

*Registration runs from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26. If necessary a lottery system may be used.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

School Readiness (Ages 3-5) (Spring 2019)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A free weekly program offered by EarlyON staff members at the public library that teaches kindergarten children to take care of their personal belongings, learn to solve problems and follow directions.

Please register through Eventbrite only. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. If you experience problems, please contact the branch at 416-395-5440.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Indigenous Celebrations: Metis Fiddler Quartet

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Métis siblings Alyssa, Conlin, Danton, and Nicholas Delbaere-Sawchuk, were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have nurtured a passion for music from an early age. Building on their foundations in classical music studies, they mentored with Aboriginal elders from across Canada to develop their repertoire of Indigenous Canadian fiddle music. The group's debut album North West Voyage Nord Ouest won best traditional album at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The group has performed their music for audiences across Canada and internationally; from intimate settings in libraries, museums and schools, to festivals and events such as: the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Gala, the Mariposa Folk Festival, and the Alianait festival in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Recent performances by the group include: the 2015 Parapan Am games opening ceremony, as well as La Grande Gigue, a collaboration with the Caprice Baroque Ensemble for the 2016 Montreal Baroque Festival, and the opening ceremonies for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

Join siblings Conlin and Alyssa as they perform at York Woods Theater. Call 416-395-5980 to register. All are welcome to attend.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 17

York Woods
1785 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5980

MAP Pass Saturdays: Mackenzie House

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how newspapers, books and images were created in the 19th century. Print your own souvenir on our historic proof press. Suitable for all ages.

Drop-in, no registration required. Large groups please call ahead to confirm your attendance. For more information, call the branch at 416-393-7663 or visit the branch information desk.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

Katori Shinto Ryu: Japanese Swordsmanship demonstration

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Toronto kenjutsu presents a demonstration of the traditional Japanese swordsmanship style, Katon Shinto Ryu, the oldest form of Japanese martial arts. The demonstration will provide a taste of this ancient and deadly art form.

Drop in. No registration required.

The demonstration will be held in the Center Court of the Parkway Mall just outside the Branch.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Maryvale
85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16
416-396-8931

Asian Heritage Month Chinese Dulcimer Performance

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and enjoy classical Chinese musical performances from different regions of China by master virtuoso Pingxin Xu.

Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Indigenous Hand Drumming & Singing with Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Indigenous Hand Drumming & Singing! Come and experience some of the original culture and heritage of this land through music. Aqua is Anishnaabe and will be sharing teachings and stories about her Nation through drum.

An early celebration of National Indigenous History Month. All welcome! No registration required. For group bookings please call 416-393-7783.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Danforth/Coxwell
1675 Danforth Ave.
416-393-7783

Japanese Swordsmanship Demonstration

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Toronto Kenjutsu presents a demonstration of the traditional Japanese swordsmanship style, Katori Shinto Ryu, the oldest form of Japanese martial arts. The demonstration will provide a taste of this ancient and deadly art form.

Drop in. No registration required. The Branch will accommodate as many customers as the space allows.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Deer Park
40 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-393-7657

Asian Heritage Month Chinese knot Craft program (Mandarin

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and Learn how to make intricate & beautiful Chinese knots. Space is limited for this program. Please register by calling the branch at 416-393-7746.

**This program will be conducted in Mandarin**

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

Safe Cycling 101

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This free program offered by Cycle Toronto will teach you everything you need to know to bike with confidence in the city. Topics include: equipment and bike fit, safe riding techniques, rules & responsibilities, choosing your route, & more.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 28

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for children age 5 and under with their caregivers. Drop-in, No registration required!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

Hillcrest
5801 Leslie Street
416-395-5830

Indigenous Celebrations: Drumming and Singing

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us as the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents a Drumming and Singing program. This presentation is suitable for all ages and includes a cultural component, educational component, two drumming/singing performances and a round dance activity. Participants will walk away with a thorough understanding and respect for the drum and its significance in Anishinaabe culture. Please call 416-394-5300 to register for the wonderful program!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 1

Humber Bay
200 Park Lawn Road
416-394-5300

The Ants and the Grasshopper: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations

Come explore this exhibit about insects and spiders in children's books and illustrations. From "The Ants and the Grasshopper", an Aesop's fable, to James and the Giant Peach - children's books abound in stories and instructional texts about ants, grasshoppers, bees, dragonflies, butterflies, spiders, and more!

Free. All welcome.

Located in the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, on the 4th floor of the Lillian H. Smith Branch.

The exhibit can be viewed during the Osborne Collection's open hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, closed Sun.

Call 416-393-7753 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 15 - Sat, Sep 7

Lillian H. Smith
239 College Street
416-393-7746

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