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

An appetizing exhibit about children's literary meals. From "Little Jack Horner" and Alice's "Mad Tea-Party", to Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and Maurice Sendak's "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.

**Please note that the Lillian H. Smith branch will be closed for the installation of new front doors from May 5-27, so the exhibit will be unavailable for viewing during this time.

Call 416-393-7753 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Mar 9 - Sat, Jun 1

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

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14

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

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, Apr 23
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Mon, May 6
  • Tue, May 7
  • Mon, May 13
  • Tue, May 14

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

Baby Time

9:30 am - 9:50 am

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.(Plus stay after for Toronto Public Health's free Healthy Eating Series. Healthy eating for your children from birth to 6 years. May 7-June 11 Register at tphbookings.ca)

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

Baby Time

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, Apr 23

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Fun with Letters

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fun with letters is a program for children 0-6 years old. Children will start to recognize letters by participating in different hands-on activities, including alphabet blocks, puzzles, stamps and other activities. No Registration required. For more information, please call 416-284-4184 Ext. 0 or contact the Burrows Hall Branch. Co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre, Early On Child and Family Centre.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

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. 18 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2. Please note: no class on May 7.

Event Dates:

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

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

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

Music and Movement

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a drop in program for children ages 0-6 years and their parents/caregivers focusing on bouncing babies and terrific toddlers! Parents/caregivers will become familiar with children's songs, actions and finger plays.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
416-396-8876

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

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

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 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

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

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. 18 to Mar. 30; draw takes place after Apr. 2.

Event Dates:

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

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Afternoons @ the Movies

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come join us for an afternoon of feature films. Action, Comedy, and enjoyment for all ages. Please feel free to bring in your own refreshments.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25
  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

Northern Elms
123B Rexdale Blvd., Unit 5
416-394-5230

Baby Time

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bouncing, tickling, rhymes, songs, and stories for babies and their caregivers.

Drop in.

No Registration is required

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

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

Learn to Play: Chess!

1:00 pm - 2:30 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!

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Rexdale
2243 Kipling Avenue
416-394-5200

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes for children age 0-36 months and their parents/caregivers. Stay afterwards for playtime and socializing. Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25
  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

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

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

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

Baby Time

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Drop-in, no registration required. Call Cedarbrae at 416-396-8850 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

Italian Storytime

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Ciao tutti! Stories, songs and rhymes in Italian and English for bimbi (children) 1-5 years their parents or caregivers. This is a fully bilingual program, no prior knowledge of Italian is needed.
Drop-in.

Event Dates:

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

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

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. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7

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

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, 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

Toddler Time

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories. 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

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, 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

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

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

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Preschool Time

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Baby Time-Program Full

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Please note, registration is closed. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Registration begins Friday, March 1.

Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-396-8979. Space is limited.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

***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.

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

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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 Tuesday to Thursday at 1-1:40pm.
The following languages will be taught:
Tuesday/Cree, Wednesday/Ojibwe, Thursday/Mohawk
No registration required for Cree and Ojibwe. Please register with the branch for Mohawk.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Tue, Apr 30
  • Wed, May 1
  • Thu, May 2
  • Tue, May 7
  • Wed, May 8
  • Thu, May 9
  • Tue, May 14

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

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, Apr 23
  • Tue, Apr 30

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies (birth-18m) with their parents or caregivers. No registration. .

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 23
  • Thu, Apr 25

City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-393-7650

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more for toddlers 19-36 months and their caregivers.

Registration required.
For more information please contact staff at 416-395-5940.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

Pleasant View
575 Van Horne Ave.
416-395-5940

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Humberwood
850 Humberwood Blvd.
416-394-5210

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

New time! Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

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, Apr 24

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday for stories, rhymes and songs. No registration is required.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

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

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 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

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, Apr 24

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, Apr 24
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Wed, May 1
  • Thu, May 2
  • Wed, May 8
  • Thu, May 9

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26
  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

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

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

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, Apr 24

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

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, 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

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:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Fri, Apr 26

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

Let's Learn Together

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This is a drop in program for children ages birth to 6 years and their parents/caregivers. Each week we will focus on developing creativity and imagination through various activities such as crafts, story time and circle time.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
416-396-8876

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Shakin'the Chute

10:00 am - 10:40 am

It's parachute time, come and play with us! For children aged 2-5 years and their parents or caregivers. Drop in. Registration not required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Pokémon Club

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us as we explore and hunt for Pokémon at York Woods Library!

Whether you're a new or experienced Pokémon Trainer, everyone is welcome! Show off your Pokémon knowledge and participate in our exciting scavenger hunt for free cards! Make sure to bring your own Pokémon cards to trade with the library or just come to relax, talk Pokémon, or play various Pokémon games!

You can drop in on the day of (kids of all ages are welcome).

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 26

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

Pyjama Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for bedtime stories, featuring songs and rhymes for children ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Story time to be followed by a craft. Children are encouraged to wear their PJs!

Drop-in. no registration required. This program will be in the Children's Department.

Event Dates:

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

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.

Groups should call the branch at 416-393-7723 to ensure space.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26
  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31

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

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, Apr 24

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

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more for toddlers 18-36 months and their caregivers. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

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, Apr 24

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

Baby Time

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.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

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, Apr 24

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

It's a Baby Meet-up!

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calling all parents and caregivers of babies! Come out and socialize with others as you play with your little ones in our cozy interactive setting. Baby-friendly toys, books and smiles provided. All are welcome. Drop-in program. Program held in the Children's Department with near the light bright wall.

Our regular Baby Time programs at 10:00 and 11:00 AM are currently on a break and will return shortly.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24

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 24

Bendale
1515 Danforth Road
416-396-8910

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 Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Fri, Apr 26

City Hall
100 Queen Street West
416-393-7650

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

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.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26
  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

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

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 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

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.

For babies 0-18 months.

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • 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

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26
  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

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.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Babies and Tots [FULL]

10:30 am - 11:15 am

**Program is now FULL**
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 has closed at this time.

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

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

Weston
2 King Street
416-394-1016

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers 18-36 months with their parent and caregivers. Ready for Reading Story Times for children, parents and caregivers 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!

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24

Annette Street
145 Annette Street
416-393-7692

Baby Time

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

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. Stay, play, and mingle after story time.

Drop in. No registration required.

***Please note that starting in May, Baby Time will be offered in 6 or 8 week sessions by registration only. Space is limited. For more information, please call 416-393-7737.***

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24

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

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 19

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

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, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

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 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

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 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8

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

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. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Apr 24
  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

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, Apr 24

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6

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 general intake telephone number at: (416) 338-7600 or through the site, tphbookings.ca. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room B.

Event Dates:

  • 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

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jun 27
  • Thu, Jul 11
  • Thu, Jul 18
  • Thu, Jul 25
  • Thu, Aug 1
  • Thu, Aug 8
  • Thu, Aug 15

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

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jun 27

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

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jun 27
  • Thu, Jul 4
  • Thu, Jul 11
  • Thu, Jul 18
  • Thu, Jul 25
  • Thu, Aug 1

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Share some of the very best stories, rhymes, and songs for toddlers and caregivers. Drop-in program. Program will be held in auditorium.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jul 11
  • Thu, Jul 18
  • Thu, Jul 25
  • Thu, Aug 1
  • Thu, Aug 8
  • Thu, Aug 15

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Chess in the Library

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Interested in playing or learning how to play chess? Join us for Chess in the library! Great opportunity to improve your concentration, and logic skills while making new friends! Techniques and tips provided as required.

For all ages.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

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, Apr 25

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

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, 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

Spring Family Time and Play

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with a caregiver. Stay and play afterwards.

For ages 0-5.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

Cut and Paste Spring Mural

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come to Oakwood Village on Thursdays after school to contribute to the library's first ever participatory mural!

Until the end of May the library has a landscape painting set up to be decorated by the kids of the neighborhood with animals and plant life. The mural project will celebrate the beginning of Spring and showcase the creativity of local kids in the library's gallery space.

Drop in for casual cut-and paste program from 4-5 each Thursday from April 18 until May 16th.

Recycled paper will be used to decorate the rolling hills, sky and sea in the painted mural.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20

Yorkville
22 Yorkville Ave.
416-393-7660

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.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

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, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2

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. **Please note the change in dates. No class on May 2 or May 9.**

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30

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. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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 25
  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9

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 or caregivers.

Registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Apr 25
  • Thu, May 2

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

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

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, 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

STEM Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) stories for children 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26

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

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.

To register please call Natalia at 416 783-7298 ext. 403. Registrations only. No walk-ins. This program is to be held on Third Floor in Room A. This program is FULL.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

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.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

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, Apr 26

Mount Dennis
1123 Weston Road
416-394-1008

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes for children aged 0-5 years and their parents/caregivers. Stay afterwards for playtime and socializing. Drop-in.

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
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28
  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

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

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. Call Riverdale Branch at 416-393-7720 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

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. Drop in.

Please note, there will be no program on Friday April 19th, as the library will be closed for Good Friday.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

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:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

Humber Summit
2990 Islington Ave.
416-395-5840

Tech demo

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come in and see demonstration of cool tech available at High Park Branch this month and learn which other locations offer the use of these tools on permanent bases. Demo will showcase a 3D printer, robots, and circuit making educational tools.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after story time.

Drop in, no registration required.

There is no program on Friday, April 19th, as all Toronto Public Library branches are closed.

***Please note that starting in May, Toddler Time will be offered in 6 or 8 week sessions by registration only. Space is limited. For more information, please call 416-393-7737.***

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26

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

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join library staff and other moms in the area for bouncing tunes, tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for your baby! Suitable for babies 0-18 with their parents or caregivers.

Please note that we will not be having Baby Time on Friday, April 19th due to the Good Friday Holiday Hours.

Babytime will be a 5 week session starting April 5th.

Drop-in program.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17

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, Apr 26

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months - 3 years with their parents or caregivers. (April 19)

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes. A wonderful program for children and their caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

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.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

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, Apr 26

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3

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.

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
  • Fri, Jun 21

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28

Black Creek
1700 Wilson Ave.
416-395-5470

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
  • Fri, Jun 14

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

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, Apr 26

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

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10

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

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.

Call 416-496-2601 for more information.

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

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!

Drop in. No registration required.

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
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28

Rexdale
2243 Kipling Avenue
416-394-5200

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

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 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

VR Funday

3:00 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, Apr 26

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28

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

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, Apr 26
  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28
  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
416-396-8964

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and fingerplays for your little one and you.

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

Elmbrook Park
2 Elmbrook Cres.
416-394-5290

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25

Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
416-396-8964

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. Please note: no program on Apr. 13.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 22

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

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, Apr 27

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for children ages 0 ? 5 years old with their parents and caregivers. Stay for a fun activity or craft.

Drop in. No registration required.

Program will be held in the Children's Department.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22

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

Drop In Craft

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29
  • Sat, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27

Perth/Dupont
1589 Dupont Street
416-393-7677

Ukulele Crash Course For Beginners

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Got a uke and don't know what to do with it? Been on a self-teaching journey and want some insight? Or maybe you just want to learn something new.

Drop in with your uke for one or both of these introductory sessions. Learn to read tabs and transition between basic chords.

For adults.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

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.

Please note that Saturday Storytime will take a summer break in July and August 2019 and will return in September 2019.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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, 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 - 11:00 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.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8

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

Saturday Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for songs and stories!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 25

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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


Drop in. No registration required. No program held on Saturday April 13th

Event Dates:

  • 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 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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25

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

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft for children ages birth to 5 years old with their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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

Paws 4 reading

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

PAWS for Reading is a program to help and encourage children to read.
Ages 5 and up
No registration required!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27

Earth Day Crafternoon

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special Earth Day Craft! Drop in. No registration.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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

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. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11

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

Story,Craft and Play Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Parents and caregivers of children 0-6 years old are welcome to join Braeburn EarlyON at Northern Elms for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs and games to help develop and strengthen early literacy skills.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29
  • Sat, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27
  • Sat, Aug 3
  • Sat, Aug 10
  • Sat, Aug 17

Northern Elms
123B Rexdale Blvd., Unit 5
416-394-5230

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

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.

*May 5-27:
The branch will be CLOSED for repairs to the main entrance doors.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15

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

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29
  • Sat, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27
  • Sat, Aug 3
  • Sat, Aug 10

Main Street
137 Main Street
416-393-7700

Family LEGO

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your imagination and create.
All ages
Drop in

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 18

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

Family Time

10:00 am - 10:30 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.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Children's Department

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 8
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29
  • Sat, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27
  • Sat, Aug 3
  • Sat, Aug 10
  • Sat, Aug 17

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11

Beaches
2161 Queen Street East
416-393-7703

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, Apr 27
  • Sat, May 4
  • Sat, May 11
  • Sat, May 18
  • Sat, May 25
  • Sat, Jun 1
  • Sat, Jun 15
  • Sat, Jun 22

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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!

Series takes place on Sundays.

Drop-in. All are welcome.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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!

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

Event Dates:

  • 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 416-394-5240 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 19
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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

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.

Sun, Apr 7 - Shapes & Strength
Sun, Apr 14 - Wild Roller Coaster Ride
Sun, Apr 21 - CLOSED (Easter Sunday)
Sun, Apr 28 - Sink or Float?

*May 5-27:
The branch will be CLOSED for repairs to the main entrance doors.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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. Please call the branch at 416-395-5750 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23
  • Sun, Jun 30

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

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 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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!

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.
FULL- March registration will start Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
FULL- 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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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, Apr 28
  • Sun, May 5
  • Sun, May 12
  • Sun, May 26
  • Sun, Jun 2
  • Sun, Jun 9
  • Sun, Jun 16
  • Sun, Jun 23

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

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, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

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

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.

*May 5-27:
The branch will be CLOSED for repairs to the main entrance doors.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:15 am

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

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13

Mount Dennis
1123 Weston Road
416-394-1008

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. Stay and Play from 11:00am until 11:30am.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

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, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

Music and Movement

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented by Morningside EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff. This is a free drop-in interactive program for children ages birth to 6 years. We welcome families and children, focusing on bouncing babies and terrific toddlers! Parents/caregivers will become familiar with children's songs and actions. Speech and language development will be promoted through songs and finger plays. Limit of 40 participants each week. There will not be a program on April 22, 2019.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13

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

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, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

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 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

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.

For ages 0-5.

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27

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

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, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

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, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

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

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

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

Registration is required and opens on Monday March 18, 2019. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-393-7732.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20

Davenport
1246 Shaw Street
416-393-7732

Leaside LEGO Club

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create something fabulous each week with our wonderful LEGO collections and meet new friends!
Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 20

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

Family Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Baby Time 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.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

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, Apr 29

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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, 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

Esso Family Math

9:45 am - 11:15 am

A fun math program for parents/caregivers and their children aged 3-6 yrs. Help your child succeed in math, participate in number games and activities, and develop logical thinking. Conducted by the Macaulay Child Development Centre. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 416-393-7730 to register. Note: No class on Mon. Apr. 22.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Mon, May 6

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Board Game Café

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Why travel all the way downtown to a board game café and pay a cover charge when you can player in the library for free! Join us in the library for a night of gaming.

Games include:
Ticket to Ride
Settlers of Catan
Exploding Kittens
Pandemic
Scrabble & more.

Drop in program, all are welcome.

For more information visit the Agincourt Branch or call 416-396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Apr 29

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Safe Cycling 101: Bike with Confidence

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Cycle Toronto will guide you through what you need to know about cycling in Toronto. Topics include: Road rules, safe riding techniques, equipment, and choosing your route. Presented as part of Bike Month 2019. www.bikemonth.ca.

Co-sponsored with Cycle Toronto.

Free program. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Apr 30

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

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

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
  • Wed, Jun 19

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Sleep for Babies (and Families!)

10:30 am - 11:30 am

When baby ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. And insufficient sleep is something that can make babies truly unhappy. Either someone else wants them to sleep and they're not in the mood, or they are overtired and can't wind down. Come have a chat about babies' unique needs around sleep, and strategies to keep everyone as sane as possible.

Presented by Leslie Solomonian, BSc, ND, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. As the mother of two children, Leslie has a special interest in family medicine and pediatrics, and approaches health with simple strategies.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1

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

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. May 1 to Wed. June 5, 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 and participants must have a TPL card.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1

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

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, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

Palmerston
560 Palmerston Ave.
416-393-7680

Art Exhibit: Nami Ueno

Nami Ueno approaches each new work with a sense of childlike wonder. Using delicate techniques and careful detail, she spends a long time with each painting. The pictures in this exhibition explore the collective unconscious expressed in fairy tales and the landscapes of dreams: the ancestral forest through which we wander searching for ourselves and each other, moonlight journeys of longing, friendship, magical adventure and discovery.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1 - Fri, May 31

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. **Please note the change in dates.**

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

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 and participants must have a TPL card.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5

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

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months and up with their parents or caregivers. No registration.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Larry Glazer Recent Works 2019

Digital Painting on Aluminium

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1 - Fri, May 31

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

May-the-Fourth: Star Wars Day Party!

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Calling all Jedis in training! Craft your own light saber and lots more crafts.
Star Wars party includes dancing and costumes. Costumes encouraged!

For kids and their caregivers ages 5-13.
Drop in! No registration. No groups.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 1

Sanderson
327 Bathurst Street
416-393-7653

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, May 1
  • Wed, May 8
  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19

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

Mom Strong

10:00 am - 11:00 am

For moms with infants 0-11 months. A fun total body workout for mom (and baby) to strengthen muscles and improve overall endurance. Taught by Lisa Manzo from Pure Energy Wellness Lofts. *Participants must bring their own baby carrier/sling, blanket, towel and water bottle.*

Registration required. Registration begins Thursday, April 4 at 9:00am. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-394-5120.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jun 27

Richview
1806 Islington Ave.
416-394-5120

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers ages 19-36 months and their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories.

This is a drop-in program for babies from birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 2
  • Thu, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

The Music of Rajasthan: Jana Gana Mana Music Ensemble, UofT Faculty of Music

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience the colours, forms and styles of Indian music, in particular the rich folk and classical traditions of the state of Rajasthan. Through performance and commentary learn more about this wonderful South Asian art form spanning five hundred years. Vocals: Abhishek Iyer; Harmonium: Sushant Anatharam; Tabla: Tanmay Sharma. Please register for this free concert by calling (416) 395-5639. All ages welcome.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 2

Introduction to 3D Printing

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how 3D printers work and how you can print at the Toronto Public Library's Digital Innovation Hubs. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on an Ultimaker 2+ printer.

Note: Customers are no longer required to attend a mandatory 3D printing class prior to using a 3D printer at the Toronto Public Library's Digital Innovation Hubs. This class is for those who are interested in learning more about 3D printing and how to use the Cura software.

*Tickets will be available 2 weeks before the event date at 9 am*

Please register using the link below.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 2

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

Importance of Play

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come Join us for FREE mini-workshops to learn more about the importance of play in your baby?s development (3 -18 months).

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 3

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

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Humberwood Babytime is back after a cold winter!

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, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21

Humberwood
850 Humberwood Blvd.
416-394-5210

Mandarin Storytime

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Friday in May for 5 sessions of stories, music, songs and rhymes for pre-schoolers told in Mandarin.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

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

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

Every Friday in May.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 3
  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Royal Ontario Museum visits Jane/Sheppard

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New Dino Discoveries! Learn about new finds by the ROM dinosaur department. Make a dinosaur craft to take home. All ages. Drop-in only.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

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

Asian Heritage Month: Indian Classical Dance & Food

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month! Join us for an Indian classical dance performance. Enjoy samples of traditional Indian sweets. All are welcome, drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Toshiki Mori: Kamishibai

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kamishibai is a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines the use of hand drawn visuals with the engaging narration of a live presenter. Kami (紙) means paper and shibai (芝居 ) means play/drama. The origins of kamishibai are not clear, but its roots can be traced back to various picture storytelling traditions in Japan which date back centuries.Toshiki Mori is a Japanese/Canadian actor, storyteller, comedian, musician and writer.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

Annette Street
145 Annette Street
416-393-7692

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

Inorganic Market: Drop off Your Electronic Waste

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Keep hazardous electronic waste out of landfills! Bring your TVs, computers, phones and other unused electronics for safe disposal. Collected material is sent to ADL Process, a Toronto-based Ontario Electronic Stewardship processor.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 4

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

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

Baby Time

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a six week storytime session with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories. For babies from birth to 18 months with their caregivers. No registration.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Babytime Stay and Play

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies, birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Baby Time runs from 2-2:30pm with playtime and socializing after.

Drop-in.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, May 6
  • Mon, May 13
  • Mon, May 27
  • Mon, Jun 3
  • Mon, Jun 10
  • Mon, Jun 17
  • Mon, Jun 24

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

Asian Heritage Month: Origami for Kids

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by learning how to make simple origami!

For ages 6-12.

Registration required. Call 416-393-7657 for more information and to register.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, May 6

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

Birding 101

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Birding is fun, easy, and can be done anywhere. Learn everything you need to know to get started, from choosing binoculars and field guides, to where and when to bird in your neighbourhood, and what birds you are likely to find in the city.

Drop in. No registration required.

Presented by Monika Croydon, a local bird enthusiast and a member of the Toronto Ornithological Club.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 7

Annette Street
145 Annette Street
416-393-7692

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

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. Drop-ins are welcomed. Priority given to registrants.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

Steeles
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
416-396-8975

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

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It's never too early to start having fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! With a parent or caregiver, children aged 3-5 are invited to explore early STEM concepts, ignite curiosity and have fun. Series takes place on 4 consecutive Tuesdays. Space is limited. Registration is required in branch or by calling 416-396-8943.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 7
  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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

Word Basics I

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this introductory Word class you will learn how to open, create, save and delete documents. Features such as highlight, bold, underline, font colour and font size will be covered as well as how to use spell check, templates and print.

Register in person or by calling
(416)396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 8

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Nutrition for Babies

10:30 am - 11:30 am

From breastfeeding to sitting at the table, babies go through a tremendous transition with respect to food during the first 12 months of life. Join us for a conversation about what babies need, what they don't, and how to foster a healthy relationship with food during the first year of life. Practical, playful, and with compassion.

Presented by Leslie Solomonian, BSc, ND, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. As the mother of two children, Leslie has a special interest in family medicine and pediatrics, and approaches health with simple strategies.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 8

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

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

At Heart: Citizens of the Esplanade

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In 2018, more than 150 Esplanadians of all ages (people who live work, study and play in The Esplanade neighbourhood of Downtown Toronto) embarked, with a team of artists, on a co-creative process to produce a participatory community-engaged docu-film. At Heart, Citizens of the Esplanade shines a light on their neighbourhood and invites people to reflect on the values that drive community development and city planning.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 9

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

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, May 9
  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Family Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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

No registration required

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

*** CLASS CANCELLED ON APRIL 26TH AND MAY 3RD ***

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, May 10
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31

Palmerston
560 Palmerston Ave.
416-393-7680

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Black Creek

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. Please come 1 hour before the program to get a free ticket. For more information, please call 416-395-5470

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

Black Creek
1700 Wilson Ave.
416-395-5470

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, May 11
  • Sat, Jun 1

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

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.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

Sanderson
327 Bathurst Street
416-393-7653

Indigenous Celebrations: Métis Fiddler Duo

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Métis siblings Alyssa and Conlin 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. Their family's debut album North West Voyage Nord Ouest won best traditional album at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Conlin and Alyssa have 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.

Northern District is thrilled to host a performance from Conlin and Alyssa this May. All are very welcome to attend. Call 416-393-7610 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

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

Kamishibai Storytime

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about Japanese life and culture through classic Kamishibai stories.

Suggested for ages 4 and up.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

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

MOVED TO SANDERSON*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.

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO SANDERSON BRANCH AT 327 BATHURST STREET.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Toronto History Museums - Gibson House Museum

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join interpreters from the Gibson House Museum and discover historic toys and games! Create a small toy to take home.

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, May 11

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Royal Ontario Museum visits Weston Library

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New Dino Discoveries! Learn about new finds by the ROM dinosaur department. Make a dinosaur craft to take home.

All ages. Drop-in, no registration required!

For more information, please call 416-394-1016.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

Weston
2 King Street
416-394-1016

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, May 11
  • Sat, Jun 8

Plant/Seed Swap with Regal Heights Resident's Association

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a Plant & Seed Swap at Dufferin/St.Clair Library. The community is invited to bring excess plants from their spring gardening (flowers, fruits & vegetables) and swap them with others. Get planting tips from our local experts too. This program is in partnership with Regal Heights Residents Association. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

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

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

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, May 11

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

Asian Heritage Month Celebration

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have fun being creative during Asian Heritage Month Celebrations. We will have hands-on crafting of origami dragon boat, flower making, Chinese calligraphy, button making and fascinating displays about the annual Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival. New and emerging technology will be demonstrated as well. Don't miss this family-friendly event.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 11

Steeles
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
416-396-8975

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
  • Tue, Jun 18

Baby Time

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, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Art for Tots: Make a Suncatcher

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children 2-4 years of age (recommended age) will create their very own suncatchers using glue and tissue paper while developing their fine motor skills and creativity. All materials provided.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 14

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

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, May 9, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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, May 9, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 14
  • Tue, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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, accompanied by their parents or caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after the program.

Space is limited, registration required.

Registration starts May 1, by phone 416-393-7737 or in branch.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19

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

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

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 15
  • Wed, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Mud Puddle Puppet Show

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a Mud Puddle jumps on her and gets her muddy all over. She defeats it with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap. Based on the book by Robert Munsch.

Drop in the Rousseau Room, courtesy of the Swansea Town Hall. No registration required. Kindergarten classes in attendance.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 16

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
  • Thu, Jun 20

Email Made Easy; Gmail

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to use web-based email services on Gmail. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required.

Register in Person or by calling (416)396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 16

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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, May 9, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 16
  • Thu, May 23
  • Thu, May 30
  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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
  • Fri, Jun 21

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

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a 6-week session of action songs, finger rhymes, and stories for toddlers ages 19 months to three years, accompanied by their parents and caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after the program.

Space is limited, registration required.

Registration starts May 1st, by phone 416-393-7737 or in branch.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21

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

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, May 9, 2019, at 10 AM in person or on the phone. Large groups, daycares, and camps please contact the High Park branch at 416-393-7671 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Chinese Dulcimer Performance

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy popular ancient, folk and traditional tunes from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, performed by Chinese dulcimer master player, Pingxin Xu. The presentation also includes a brief introduction of Chinese music, various instruments and pieces performed.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 17

Burrows Hall
1081 Progress Ave.
416-396-8740

Toronto History Museums: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover toys and games from the past, and make your own old-fashioned plaything to take home.
Suitable for children ages 5-12 with their caregivers.
Registration required.
Please contact Branch to sign up. 416-393-7717

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Scarborough Museum visits Malvern Library

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scarborough Museum presents: The Early Settler Experience.

Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys and stories as you discover Scarborough's past!

Registration required. Please call 416-396-8970 or ask at the library information desk.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Malvern
30 Sewells Road
416-396-8969

Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a free, family friendly movie. Rated G (112 mins). Drop-in program

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
416-396-8964

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

Sanderson
327 Bathurst Street
416-393-7653

Henna Art

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mehndi or "Mehendi" is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Enjoy the art with us in honor of Asian Heritage Month!

Registration required, please call 416-396-8881.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

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

MAP Pass Saturdays: Mackenzie House CANCELLED

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Due to a branch renovation, this event has been CANCELLED.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

Parliament Street
269 Gerrard Street East
416-393-7663

MOVED TO THE SANDERSON BRANCH 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.

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE SANDERSON BRANCH, 327 BATHURST STREET.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 18

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

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, May 21
  • Tue, May 28
  • Tue, Jun 4
  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Excel Basics I

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to open, create and edit a simple table using Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required.

Register in person or by calling (416)396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Wed, May 22

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

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, May 22
  • Wed, May 29
  • Wed, Jun 5
  • Wed, Jun 12
  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Described Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.


This movie will be presented with audio description. Audio description of the activities taking place on-screen offers audience members who are blind or low vision an equal opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the film.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 23

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

Pyjama Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get your jammies on and join us for bedtime stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft!

For children ages birth to 5 with their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, May 23

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

Portuguese Storytime

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Olá a todos! Stories, songs and rhymes in Portuguese and English for crianças (children) 0-7 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:

  • Thu, May 23

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

Excel Basics II

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to create charts and tables, sort your data, and more, using Microsoft Excel. Basic Keyboarding and mouse skills required.

Register in person or by calling (416)396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 24

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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, May 24
  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Northern District's Spring Book Sale!

Visit the branch to browse and buy books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and more from our book sale!

Book Sale Hours
Friday, May 24: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, May 25: 9 am - 4 pm

Money raised from this book sale will be used to support library programs and services.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 24 - Sat, May 25

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

Toronto Zoo visits Bridlewood

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Penguins and Polar Bears you say! Interact with various animal artifacts to discover the features that these animals and other aquatic creatures have for living in their watery home.
No live animals will be present.

Drop-in Program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

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

Chinese Music Concert

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with a one-hour performance of traditional Chinese music from various parts of China by a small ensemble of around 15 members. Drop in. No registration required.
Call 416-395-5720 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

Phoenix Academy of the Arts Performances

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please come join us to celebrate the Asian Heritage Month. Enjoy a special afternoon of high quality performing art show of the diverse Asian folk dance and music performed by the Phoenix Academy of the Arts. We will also learn more about the profound Asian cultures. The performance will be held at the Center Court located just outside the Maryvale Branch.

Drop-in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

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

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 (in 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 416-393-7746.

**This program will be conducted in Mandarin**

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Sanderson
327 Bathurst Street
416-393-7653

Asian Calligraphy

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join us at Thorncliffe and learn the ancient art of Chinese writing. Learn letters and simple words.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Thorncliffe
48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
416-396-3865

Virtual Reality Experience (Ages 7+)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come learn about how virtual reality is becoming a new way to experience video games, movies, and animations. In this class you will see how virtual reality consoles are set up and what allows them to work, and, of course, you will have a chance to take the plunge and experience one of many different VR experiences we have.

Note: Parental supervision is advised for any children under 10.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Locke
3083 Yonge Street
416-393-7730

MOVED TO SANDERSON 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 HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE SANDERSON BRANCH, 327 BATHURST STREET.

**The program will be conducted in Mandarin**

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

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

The Art of Origami

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In honour of Asian Heritage Month, learn to turn a flat piece of paper into something three dimensional such as birds, boxes, and other objects using the technique of origami paper folding!

For all ages.

Call 416-396-8881 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, May 25

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

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

Kimchi Making Demonstration!

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings.

In this special demonstration workshop, you will learn how to make the classic napa cabbage variety and be provided take home instructions.

Drop-in, no registration required. Call us at 416-393-6201 for more information!

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 28

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

LED Paper Circuit Cards

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

In celebration of Digital Literacy Week, learn about circuits and make an LED paper circuit card. Free. All materials provided.

For ages 9-13.

Registration begins Tuesday, April 23. Call 416-395-5830 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 28

Hillcrest
5801 Leslie Street
416-395-5830

Navigating your Apple Device

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A hands-on learning experience where you will learn how to use and navigate your Apple device. We will explore and learn the functions of various icons found on your device such as settings, calendar, clock, reminder and notepad. Tips and tricks such as deleting unwanted apps, closing open app windows, how to take a screenshot and airplane mode will be taught.

Register in Person or by calling (416)396-8951

Event Dates:

  • Tue, May 28

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

Digital Literacy Friday - Learning Centre Open House

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Interested in learning about the free, online programs available to you with your Toronto Public Library card (at tpl.ca)? Come to our Learning Centre Open House on Digital Literacy Friday to find out about programming, Linux, HTML, CSS, Python, IoT, Lynda.com, OverDrive, online courses, databases, and more!

Space is limited. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-396-8890.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 31

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Baby Time: Birth to 19 months
Stories, songs and rhymes for Babies and Toddlers, and their parents/caregivers. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, May 31
  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 14
  • Fri, Jun 21
  • Fri, Jun 28

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

100In1DayTO Free Book Exchange @ Agincourt Branch

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For book lovers everywhere - you are asked to please bring a book or two that you no longer need, and in return, take some free books home. If you do not have a book to share, you may still find a good one to take away. This fun program, organized by Agincourt branch, is part of the City of Toronto Sharing Economies Initiative, to share knowledge, encourage reading and promote lifelong learning. Donations will be accepted for the Toronto Public Library Foundation during the program. All welcome. For more information please call: 416-396-8944. Location: Program room (1st Floor)

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 1

Agincourt
155 Bonis Ave.
416-396-8943

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
  • Sat, Jun 22
  • Sat, Jun 29

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

Family Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages 19 months to 5 years old with their parents/caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jun 6
  • Thu, Jun 13
  • Thu, Jun 20
  • Thu, Jun 27
  • Thu, Jul 4
  • Thu, Jul 11

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

#BoredomBusters

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bored on your PA Day? Join us for a fun activity! Ages 4-12 welcome. Groups of 10 or more please register. Program will be in our Children's Department.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 7
  • Fri, Jun 28

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

Benjamin: A Loving Story About a Family and Their Dog

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Author Malcolm Bernstein shares touching stories from his family's life with his dog, Benjamin. This program will include a Q & A about animal care and the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.
Come join us for a special, all-ages PA Day event!
Malcolm Bernstein is the creator of The Benjamin Project, which aims to educate audiences about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all living creatures.

Honouring the Goodness of Pets and Eliminating Animal Cruelty from the World

The Benjamin Project aims to educate audiences about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all living creatures. Creator and author Malcolm Bernstein hopes that we will one day live in a world where animal shelters are few and far between, and animal cruelty is a thing of the past.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 7

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

Indigenous stories, songs & rhymes

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes and songs with Indigenous Community member Christine. Drop-In, Ages 0-5

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 7

Downsview
2793 Keele Street
416-395-5720

P.A. Day Movies

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us every P.A. Day for an exciting afternoon movie!

Friday, June 7 - Secret Life of Pets

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Brentwood branch at 416-394-5240.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 7

Brentwood
36 Brentwood Road North
416-394-5240

Communicating with Babies

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in a FREE workshop to discuss how to develop communication skills with your infant (3-18months) through songs, books and media.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 7

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

French Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Histoires, chansons, comptines et d'amusement pour les enfants de 5 ans et de moins en français, avec leurs parents ou les soignants. Drop-in. Aucune inscription requise.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children 5 years and under in French, with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 8

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

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jun 11
  • Tue, Jun 18
  • Tue, Jun 25
  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9

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

Community Film Screening: Moonlight

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jun 13

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

Mini Repair Café

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Don't Toss it, Fix it! at this Mini Repair Café. Those amazing folks at the Repair Café will be at Albion to help you with fixing broken items you have at home. Learn a new skill, meet your neighbours, learn more about sharing your skills and volunteering, and save the planet. Repair Café volunteers will repair small appliances, home electronics, housewares and bikes (only).

Registration begins one hour before the program. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-394-5170.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 15

Albion
1515 Albion Road
416-394-5170

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 Aesop's fable "The Ants and the Grasshopper", to Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" -- enjoy stories and instructional texts about ants, grasshoppers, bees, dragonflies, butterflies, spiders, and many other creatures!

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

Baby Time with Toronto Public Health

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stories, songs, finger plays, bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. A Toronto Public Health Nurse will lead a discussion afterwards. Drop in only. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jun 19
  • Wed, Jun 26
  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24

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

MAP Family Saturdays: Scarborough Museum visits Cedarbrae Library

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scarborough Museum presents: The Early Settler Experience.

Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys and stories as you discover Scarborough's past!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

Get Your Summer Read On Kick Off

All Day

Drop by anytime today to register for the TD Summer Reading Club. Pick up your SRC materials, borrow some books, enter our contests! For children of all ages.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

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

The Hiss-story of Snakes

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

June 22nd is the first day of Summer Reading Club!

Join us to find out:
What are snakes? How do they behave?
What kinds are there? Are they dangerous? This
interactive slide show answers these questions.
Children also have an opportunity to meet live snakes.

Register on June 22 for the Summer Reading Club!
Children ages 7 - 12.
Drop in.

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

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

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

Repair Café

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Toss it? No way! Get help in repairing broken household items for free. Volunteers fix household items, ranging from small household appliances such as toasters and lamps to computers and bikes. If you can carry it, we can try to fix it. Register in person at the branch or call 416-396-8850 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

Cedarbrae
545 Markham Road
416-396-8850

BenTastic Action-Packed Magic Show

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

We all have a little magic inside of us! Family-friendly magician, BenTastic, puts on an action-packed, interactive magic show with lots of laughter, amazing tricks and plenty of audience participation.

Free tickets available for pick up, first-come, first-served, beginning at 10:45am on the day of the show.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

Steeles
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
416-396-8975

Children's Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Need something fun to do after you register for the Summer Reading Club? Drop in to watch Mary Poppins Returns at 2:00 p.m. Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the film starts. For more information, please call the Maryvale branch at 416-396-8931.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

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

Toronto History Museums: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site Visits Jane/Dundas

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover toys and games from the past, and make your own old-fashioned plaything to take home.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 22

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Living and Learning with Baby

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Living and Learning with Baby is a free parenting program facilitated by a Public Health Nurse offered to parents/caregivers with infants 6 weeks to 6 months old. Topics covered include: adjustment to parenthood, introducing solids/making your own baby food, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping your child safe, and community resources. Please register at www.tphbookings.ca.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jun 25
  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30

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

Described Movie: Boy Erased

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Note: Audio Descriptions are provided in a described movie for the blind and visually impaired.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jun 27

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

Family Dance Party

10:30 am - 11:15 am

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

Drop-in for families with children 0-5 years old. Daycares and camp groups must register in advance. For more information, please call 416-393-7674.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jun 28

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

Get Your Summer Read On - Disney Dance-a-thon!

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come dressed up as your favourite Disney character (or super hero or book character!) and enjoy an hour of games, karaoke, prizes, and dancing to Disney music! All children and families welcome, ages 0-6. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jun 29

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

Robert Burns: Ethereal Flowers Part 2

Water lilies are deeply connected to the earth and to the water that is the medium of their growth. The murky depths are hidden beneath the reflective water, graced by the simple expression of peace and beauty that is the blossom. This tension between light and dark is the theme I am exploring in these works.

Acrylics.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 2 - Wed, Jul 31

Leaside
165 McRae Dr.
416-396-3835

Baby Time

9:30 am - 9:50 am

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. (Plus stay after for Toronto Public Health's free Healthy Eating Series. Healthy eating for your children from birth to 6 years. May 7-June 11 Register at tphbookings.ca)

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

Eatonville
430 Burnhamthorpe Road
416-394-5270

DIY Reusable Bags

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plastic bags are out. Reusable bags are in! Have an old tee that you no longer wear? Why not give it new life as a tote bag? No sewing required.

Materials needed: Old T-shirt.

All are welcome, younger children will need a parent/ caregiver?s assistance

Registration begins June 13 at Centennial Library or by calling 416-395-5490

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 2

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

copy to come.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 2
  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

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

Hands on Exotics animal show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get up close with some exotic birds and animals, and learn about their habits and habitats. Space is limited. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 3

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. Program will be capped at the first 25 pairs.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Baby Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

New time for the summer! Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 3
  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Stories on the Lawn - Outdoor Family Time Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs and rhymes outside in the sunshine for kids 5 and under. This program takes place, weather permitting, on the lawn of the High Park Library. Rain location inside the branch. B.Y.O.B. event (bring your own blanket!).

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 4
  • Thu, Jul 11
  • Thu, Jul 18
  • Thu, Jul 25
  • Thu, Aug 1
  • Thu, Aug 8

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

Zumba Kids

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jam out to Salsa, Reggaeton, and more! This high-energy program is packed with kid-friendly routines that breakdown steps, work in games, and explore cultural elements. Socializing, fitness, teamwork, confidence and creativity are all part of the fun
Ages 4-12 years

Registration begins June 13 in branch or by calling 416-395-5490

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 4

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Story Stretchers

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is an interactive, drop-in program for families who have
children ages 2 to 6 years old. This story time features a popular
picture book combined with art, sensory and movement activities

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 4
  • Thu, Jul 18
  • Thu, Jul 25

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Fay and Fluffy's Storytime

10:30 am - 10:30 am

Fay & Fluffy's Storytime is fun programming for families of all types! With a great selection of books and songs, Fay & Fluffy will show you that Reading is FUN-damental. It's an especially LGBTQ+ space and welcoming to everyone.

Drop in to the Rousseau Room for this feature entertainment, co-sponsored by Swansea Town Hall.

Groups must register in person or by calling (416) 393-7695.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 4

Button Making Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for this button making workshop that will allow you to wear your very own artistic creation!

All materials provided.

Registration required. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Please call 416-393-7680 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 4

Palmerston
560 Palmerston Ave.
416-393-7680

Summer Wonder Movies

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and have fun in a summer Friday with us and watch a movie!
Movie title will be released closer to the date.
Bring a friend, popcorn and snacks are welcome. Drop in.

Children all ages, Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call the branch at 416-396-8890

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2

Albert Campbell
496 Birchmount Road
416-396-8890

Storytime at Hubbard Park

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join us for stories, songs & rhymes on Fridays at Hubbard Park!!!
Hubbard Park is located at 550 Gerrard Street East. Meet us at the green Welcome banner.
Drop in, Rain or Shine. On rainy days story time will be held at the Riverdale Branch.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Summer Wonder Movie-a-thon

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come out of the sun and enjoy an afternoon of great family-friendly Movies!

Friday July 05
Friday July 12
Friday July 19
Friday July 26

This is a drop in program, No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Family Story Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their parents/caregivers.
Drop in. Groups must call for registration.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 16

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

Summer Fun Preschool Storytime

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us at 10:30am on Fridays in July and August for a storytime with books, music, songs and rhymes for all preschool children 0-5. We will also have fun with rhythm and movement by using shakers, scarves, bubbles, parachute.

Recommended ages 0-5 yrs. and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in. Fridays: July 5, 12, 19, 25, August 2, 9, 16, 23.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

Free Play Fridays

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Drop in Friday mornings to enjoy toys, colouring and books in the second floor program room. This free play opportunity is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Free Play Fridays is not a formal program. Drop in. No registration required.

(No session on Friday, July 26)

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Friday Family Movie

2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

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

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for Saturday Family Time! Enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and bounces for children ages 0-5 with their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

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

Parachute Songs and Play for Infants

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Parachute songs and play session. Learn new songs and find new ways to play with your baby (3 ?18months)!

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 5
  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19

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

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, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27
  • Sat, Aug 3
  • Sat, Aug 10
  • Sat, Aug 17

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

Stuffy Hospital and Take Apart Table

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a mini repair café. This repair café will feature a special stuffy hospital so bring in your most cherished, damaged stuffies for some TLC. Also a take apart table! Learn how to take apart and reassemble objects!

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6

Jones
118 Jones Ave.
416-393-7715

Learn to Camp with Parks Canada

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Studies have shown that spending time in nature improves physical, mental and social well-being, and increases environmental awareness. The Parks Canada team will show you how to get started camping ... right here in the GTA!

Attendees will learn:
- how to plan and pack for a trip
- the use of basic camping gear (tents, cooking gear and campfire safety)
- how to respect wildlife and the natural environment

You'll also get a brief introduction to Rouge National Urban Park, the first of its kind in Canada.

This is a free, all ages workshop presented by staff from Rouge National Urban Park. Children are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian.

No registration required.

This is a Library Settlement Partnership (LSP) program, co-sponsored by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, Culturelink and the Toronto Public Library.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6

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

Family Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Listen to storybooks, sing along with favourite songs and make a craft to take home! Drop in every Saturday morning, rain or shine. All children accompanied by parents and caregivers are welcome, no registration required. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6
  • Sat, Jul 13
  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sat, Jul 27
  • Sat, Aug 3
  • Sat, Aug 10
  • Sat, Aug 17

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

East End Storytellers: Summer Edition

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the East End Storytellers for a Summer Storytelling Extravaganza!Everyone is welcome.

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Pop Up Learning Lab Lobby Demo

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop by the first floor lobby for demonstrations of some of the cool technology toys the library has to offer! Discover amazing things you can do and create at Digital Innovation Hubs and Pop-Up Learning Labs. All ages welcome. Drop-in, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

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. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.

Event Dates:

  • Sun, Jul 7
  • Sun, Jul 14
  • Sun, Jul 21
  • Sun, Jul 28
  • Sun, Aug 11
  • Sun, Aug 18

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Stroll & Stories in High Park

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a summer stroll with fellow parents & caregivers followed by a story time in the park.

2-2:30 p.m. - power stroll
2:30-3 p.m. - outdoor storytime in High Park

Meet at the front doors of the High Park Library (228 Roncesvalles Ave.) at 2 p.m. sharp and walk to High Park, weather permitting, for an outdoor storytime session. Bring your kids in a stroller or wagon and be prepared for some exercise, conversation, and fun!

For children birth to 36 months and their parents or caregivers.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8
  • Mon, Jul 15
  • Mon, Jul 22
  • Mon, Jul 29

High Park
228 Roncesvalles Ave.
416-393-7671

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.

For ages 0-5.

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8
  • Mon, Jul 15
  • Mon, Jul 22
  • Mon, Jul 29
  • Mon, Aug 12
  • Mon, Aug 19

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

Monday Movies

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every Monday from July 8 to August 26 (except for holiday Monday August 5) enjoy a family-friendly movie. For all ages. No registration is required but space is limited. Free tickets will be given out one half hour before the show on a first come, first served basis.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8
  • Mon, Jul 15
  • Mon, Jul 22
  • Mon, Jul 29
  • Mon, Aug 5
  • Mon, Aug 12
  • Mon, Aug 19

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

Summer Preschool Crafts

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for fun summer craft activities in the library on six Mondays in July and August, at 2pm. Suitable for children 2-5. Drop-in. With a caregiver.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8
  • Mon, Jul 15
  • Mon, Jul 22
  • Mon, Jul 29
  • Mon, Aug 12
  • Mon, Aug 19

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).

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

L'espace est limité pour ce programme - maximum de 50 enfants. Les billets seront distribués 30 minutes avant le début du programme.
(Limit of 50 children. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.)

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8

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

Build a City Challenge

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to design and build a house, school, or tower using newspaper and your imagination!

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.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Family Time (Birth-5 Years)(Summer 2019)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us to read exciting stories, sing great songs and learn fun rhymes!

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

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 8
  • Mon, Jul 15
  • Mon, Jul 22
  • Mon, Jul 29
  • Mon, Aug 12
  • Mon, Aug 19

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Preschool TD Summer Reading Club

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. Six weeks of fun related to this year's TD Summer Reading Club!
Free entry tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program.
*Daycares/Camps/Large Groups, contact branch in advance.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

Woodside Square
1571 Sandhurst Circle
416-396-8979

Sidewalk Chalk Art

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we create sidewalk chalk art.
To be held at the Riverdale branch in the event of rain.
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.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 9

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Stories in the Park

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bring a blanket and meet us in the park behind Runnymede Branch for stories, songs and rhymes.

Best suited for children ages 0-6.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 9
  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

Runnymede
2178 Bloor Street West
416-393-7697

Baby Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an 8-week session of bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months, accompanied by their parents or caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after the program.

Space is limited, registration required.

Registration starts June 26, by phone 416-393-7737 or in branch.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

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

Button Making Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come in and design your very own unique and colourful button to wear proudly or pin to your knapsack or favorite purse!
No registration required. Good for ages 5 and up.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 10

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

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.

For babies 0-18 months.

Drop in. No registration required. Call 416-393-7657 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 10
  • Wed, Jul 17
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Jul 31
  • Wed, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

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

Builder's Day!

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Test your building skills with LEGO, Feltro, KEVA and more!

All Ages.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 10

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

Njacko Backo : voyages africains

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Njacko Backo partage les expériences de la vie de son village natale au Cameroun où les traditions, l'histoire et les valeurs sont transmises oralement à travers des contes, des chants ainsi que des danses. Dans sa présentation, Voyages Africains, Njacko invite les enfants à participer à son recit afin qu'ils puissent écouter des contes africains.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 11

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

Family Time

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

We're bringing the outside in! Families are welcomed to come and discover different ways to learn and play out in nature at this "Ready for Reading" Storytime.

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

Limit of 50 children per session. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of each program.

A prize will be rewarded by random draw during each of these programs.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 11

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

The Amazing Universe

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this profusely illustrated, non-technical presentation, you will see the universe, as revealed by astronomy, is just as exciting as the universe of science fiction and video games - and it's real! And you can see it, study it and understand it! Presented by Dr. John Percy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, in Astronomy & Astrophysics, and in Science Education. Space is limited. Please visit or call the branch (416) 396-8916 to register.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 11

Cliffcrest
3017 Kingston Road
416-396-8916

Summer LEGO Club

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for our Summer LEGO Club challenges or create something of your own using your imagination.
Groups must call for registration.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 11
  • Thu, Jul 25
  • Thu, Aug 8

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

Scientists In School: Please Play With Your Food!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning chemistry is fun when it?s all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen chemicals. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it explode! Have fun making a suspension you can mold. Ages 4-12 years

Registration begins June 13 in branch or by calling 416-395-5490

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 11

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Toddler Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an 8-week session of action songs, finger rhymes, and stories for toddlers ages 19 months to three years, accompanied by their parents and caregivers. Stay, play, and mingle after the program.

Space is limited, registration required.

Registration starts June 26, by phone 416-393-7737 or in branch.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 12
  • Fri, Jul 19
  • Fri, Jul 26
  • Fri, Aug 2
  • Fri, Aug 9
  • Fri, Aug 16

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

Summer Wonder: New Dino Discoveries with The ROM

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about new finds by the Royal Ontario Museum dinosaur department. Make a dinosaur craft to take home. For the whole family.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 13

Dawes Road
416 Dawes Road
416-396-3820

Mini Makers (Ages 4-8) (Summer 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, Jul 14
  • Sun, Jul 21
  • Sun, Jul 28
  • Sun, Aug 11
  • Sun, Aug 18

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Bubble Fun

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pop by for bubble playtime in Hubbard Park!
To be held at the Riverdale branch in the event of rain.
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.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 15

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

DaFlo: Le Laboratoire

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Un scientifique maladroit crée une créature (à la Frankenstein) qui s'échappe de son laboratoire. Avec l'aide des enfants et de ses drôles d'expériences scientifiques il va partir à sa recherche pour que personne ne remarque ses bêtises.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Registration will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019. Come in or call Centennial Library at 416-395-5490 for more information.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 16

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Family Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children birth to 5 years and their parents/caregivers.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 16
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Jul 30
  • Tue, Aug 6
  • Tue, Aug 13

Animal Tales

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Goldie Spencer for a storytelling performance and activity that is all about animals. Find out how the animals got their tails, how the tortoise outwitted both the elephant and the hippopotamus, the camel who wanted to be a ballerina and the monkey who fools the crocodile.

Children all ages.
Drop in.

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

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 16

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

Make Your Own Lava Lamp!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a DIY Lava Lamp using household supplies!
Come in and learn how to make your very own colourful and cool Lava Lamp!
Appropriate for ages 5-12.
Note: Oils can cause allergic reactions in some people. Please be aware that vegetable oil will be used in this program.
Registration is required.
Please sign up in person or by calling the Branch at 416-393-7717

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 17

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

Scavenger Hunt

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you good at solving mysteries and following clues? Then you will be great at the HUNT. Join us for a fun filled Scavenger Hunt!

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 17

Morningside
4279 Lawrence Ave. East
416-396-8881

Applefun Puppetry Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Applefun Puppetry for a fun and exciting puppet show. Meet the "star" puppets after and learn how to make a paper puppet of your own! Groups must call for registration.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 17

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

Popcorn & Movies

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for an afternoon at the movies at Centennial Library.

All ages welcome. No registration Required

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 18

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Njacko Backo : voyages africains

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Njacko Backo partage les expériences de la vie de son village natale au Cameroun où les traditions, l'histoire et les valeurs sont transmises oralement à travers des histoires, des chants ainsi que des danses. Dans sa présentation, Voyages Africains, Njacko invite les enfants à participer à son récit afin qu'ils puissent écouter des contes africains.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Groups of more than 10 children must call the branch ahead of time.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 18

Jane/Dundas
620 Jane Street
416-394-1014

Weather Wherever

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The weather, my goodness, is everywhere so why not come out and participate in some weather related activities and crafts.

Limit of 50 children per session. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Caregivers are also welcome.

A prize will be rewarded by random draw during the program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 20

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

Hands on Exotics: Get Face to Face with Some Furry Friends

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on an adventure and meet a variety of exotic creatures from around the globe! You will get a chance to meet and greet 8-10 furry friends from rabbits to hedgehogs, birds and reptiles. An experience with live animals for the family not be missed!

Space is limited. Free tickets available first-come, first-served from 1pm on the day of the program at Steeles Branch.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 23

Steeles
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
416-396-8975

Njacko Backo : voyages africains

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Njacko Backo partage les expériences de la vie de son village natale au Cameroun où les traditions, l'histoire et les valeurs sont transmises oralement à travers des histoires, des chants ainsi que des danses. Dans sa présentation, Voyages Africains, Njacko invite les enfants à participer à son récit afin qu'ils puissent écouter des contes africains.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

*Groups need to register in advance by calling 416-393-7727.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 24

Summertime Crafts

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for Summer Crafts program. Make something special using variety of materials.
Groups must call for registration.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 24

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

Spinning Magic

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create a cool image to swirl and amaze your friends.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 24

Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
416-396-8876

Little Red Theatre : L'Oiseau de feu

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

La célèbre fable russe raconte l'histoire d'un Tsar qui promet son royaume à son fils à condition qu'il arrive à capturer le précieux Oiseau de Feu. Le jeune prince Ivan lutte contre la difficulté de cette quête sur le chemin de l'aventure avec l'aide d'un renard magique.

Joué dans le rond, avec de la danse, beaucoup de participation du public et une narration excitante, vos enfants seront amusés, engagés, divertis et éduqués !

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, Jul 26

Alderwood
2 Orianna Drive
416-394-5310

Dufflebag Theatre: La belle au bois dormant

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Le roi et la reine organisent une grande fête pour célébrer la naissance de la princesse Aurora. Mais quand la fée maléfique ne reçoit pas d'invitation à la fête d'anniversaire, sa malédiction change tout! Peuvent-ils empêcher la princesse de se piquer le doigt sur le fuseau d'un rouet? Le royaume tout entier va-t-il s'endormir pendant cent ans? Est-ce qu'il faudra un beau prince pour les réveiller ou juste une simple bouffonnerie? Vous n'avez qu'à faire confiance à l'adaptation enchanteresse du théâtre DuffleBag, alors venez jouer votre rôle dans l'histoire pour le découvrir!

For children accompanied by parent or caregiver. Drop-in, no registration required. Free tickets will be available in the theatre lobby 30 minutes before the show on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Large groups must inquire ahead of time. Please note that the entrance to the theatre is outside the library on ground level. No admittance after 2:15 p.m. or once venue is at capacity. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Jul 29

Fairview
35 Fairview Mall Dr.
416-395-5750

Yoga Storytime

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breathe, move, relax and connect with the natural world. Read a book together, sing songs and learn some basic yoga moves that go along with the story. All children are welcome.

Registration begins June 13 in branch or by calling 416-395-5490

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Jul 30

Centennial
578 Finch Ave. West
416-395-5490

Scientists in School Workshops: Good Clean Fun!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fun with soap and water? You?ll be amazed
when you make fireworks in a cup, explore
surface tension and make your own soapy
work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and
make your own bath bomb to take home!
Suitable for 4 to 12 years old.
Registration required. Please contact Branch at 416-393-7717

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 31

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

Scientists in School Workshops: Good Clean Fun!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fun with soap and water? You?ll be amazed
when you make fireworks in a cup, explore
surface tension and make your own soapy
work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and
make your own bath bomb to take home!
Suitable for ages 4-12 years old.
Registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 31

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

Applefun Puppetry Presents Forest Treck

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Boldly go where few puppets have gone before! The forest is a peaceful place...until some nutty space explorers arrive. Join Applefun Puppetry for 45-minutes of interactive fun!

Drop-in for families. Space is limited. Registration required for groups, daycares or camps - please call the Oakwood Village Library branch at 416-394-1040 for more information. Groups registration opens on June 3.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 31

Little Red Theatre: L'Oiseau de feu

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La célèbre fable russe raconte l'histoire d'un Tsar qui promet son royaume à son fils à condition qu'il arrive à capturer le précieux Oiseau de Feu. Le jeune prince Ivan lutte contre la difficulté de cette quête sur le chemin de l'aventure avec l'aide d'un renard magique.

Joué dans le rond, avec de la danse, beaucoup de participation du public et une narration excitante, vos enfants seront amusés, engagés, divertis et éduqués!

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

For ages 5 and up.

Drop in. No registration is required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Jul 31

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

Yoga Storytime

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breathe, move, relax and connect with the natural world. Read a book together, sing songs and learn some basic yoga moves that go along with the story.​

Drop-in. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Riverdale branch at 416-393-7720.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Aug 6

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Debbie's Balloon Show-Twisted Ones (Ages 4-8)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Debbie and her balloons for a show that is packed with games, incredible balloon costumes, magic and cool music. The best part is that children learn how to make balloon dogs to take home.

Register through Eventbrite only beginning on Monday, June 3, 2019. If you experience problems, call 416-395-5440. Space is limited. This program is to be held on the Third Floor in Room B.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Aug 6

Barbara Frum
20 Covington Road
416-395-5440

Bata Shoe Museum visits Parkdale Library

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear the stories behind the shoes. Make a shoe-themed craft!

All children and their parents and caregivers are welcome.

Drop in. No registration required.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Aug 7

Parkdale
1303 Queen Street West
416-393-7686

Eco-Art: Masks and Shields

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Have fun creating your own unique multi-texture mask or shield from found objects, and non-recyclable and recyclable materials and items. Be inspired afterwards to come up with your own eco-creations through what you can find around home.
Registration required. Please contact branch at 416-393-7717

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Aug 7

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

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, Aug 7
  • Wed, Aug 14

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

Thursday Afternoon Movies

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a family friendly movie every Thursday from July 4th until August 25th.

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.

Event Dates:

  • Thu, Aug 8
  • Thu, Aug 15

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

Sensory Safari: Oceans Alive!

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

"Real World Learning Advocate" Loretta Penny of Down to Earth Education presents diverse programs featuring a hands-on sensory display experience covering topics of history, science, social studies, geography and more.

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.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Aug 12

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

On chante, on joue, et on danse avec Bill

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Originaire de la Louisiane, Bill aime transmettre des traditions louisianaises - du canadien et du créole - mais aussi du folklore canadien.

This is a featured French Summer Wonder program.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Aug 13

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

Explore Technology!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come play with Snap Circuits, Arduino, Makey Makey and watch our 3D printer in action during this hands-on program!

Drop-in. For more information, please call the Riverdale branch at 416-393-7720.

Event Dates:

  • Tue, Aug 13

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

D Jay the Entertainer/Clown

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come to our Summer Reading Club wrap-up party and celebrate with D Jay who puts on a show for the whole family featuring music, clowns, magic, and puppets.

No registration required. Drop in.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Aug 14

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

D Jay the Entertainer/Clown

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come wrap-up Summer Reading Club with a special event!
D Jay puts on a show for the whole family featuring music, clowns, magic, and puppets.
No registration required. Drop-in.
Day cares and large groups please call ahead.
Please phone the branch at 416-393-7717

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Aug 14

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

WonderPhil Magic Show

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Family magic show that's packed with laughs, audience participation and amazing magic that also promotes the enjoyment of books and reading. Groups must call for registration.

Event Dates:

  • Wed, Aug 14

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

Anywhere Animals

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

A flamboyance of flamingos, a crash of rhinos, and a group of kids come together at this program that's all about animals.

(Please note: No live animals will be present.)
Limit of 50 children per session. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Caregivers are also welcome.

A prize will be rewarded by random draw during the program.

Event Dates:

  • Sat, Aug 17

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

BINGO!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of BINGO! Have fun and win prizes!
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.

Event Dates:

  • Mon, Aug 19

Riverdale
370 Broadview Ave.
416-393-7720

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