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Icon of the event Wayang Kulit / Javanese Puppet Show
Sat May 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Renown for its elaborate puppets and complex music style this form of storytelling originated on the island of Java, Indonesia. Wayang is a Javanese word for shadow puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to a...

Icon of the event P.A. Day Family Film: Moana
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. PG: 1hr 45mins

Icon of the event Storytelling with Esther Osche
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Esther Osche, Ojibwa storyteller and Manitoulin Island resident, will tell stories about the connections between humans, animals, thunder beings, water and wind spirits in an authentic experience that incorporates drum and so...

Icon of the event Puppet Show: The Tiger Skin Rug
Sat May 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Set in India, this puppet show is based on the picture book by Gerald Rose. An old, gentle and starving tiger pretends to be a tiger skin rug in order to eat the leftovers from the abundant meals of a Rajah and his family. On...

Icon of the event Award-Winning Author Visit - Hazel Hutchins
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Forest of Reading nominee, Hazel Hutchins will be providing a lively presentation of dramatic readings from her books and experiences of how she became an author, and covering topics from her writing process in getting ideas,...

Icon of the event Friday Movie Nights
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parkdale

Come out and watch a free movie at the Parkdale Branch every Friday evening. Drop in, no registration required. Call the Parkdale Branch for movie titles, dates and times 416-393-7686


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 31
Fri Apr 07
Fri Apr 14
Fri Apr 21
Fri Apr 28
Icon of the event Storytellers from Away - Kung Jaadee
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Riverdale

In collaboration with the Toronto Storytelling Festival, we present some of the most renowned and accomplished tellers from across Canada and around the world....