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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Improve Your English & Discover Canada
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Enjoy activities, quizzes, group conversation and more....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 28
Thu Aug 04
Thu Aug 11
Thu Aug 18
Thu Aug 25
Icon of the event Buying Your First Home
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. Learn the ins and outs as a first-time home buyer and review the contracts you will be required to sign....

Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library (in Cantonese)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bring an object - Share a story - Make a connection...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 26
Icon of the event English Language Class
9:30 am - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Intermediate English classes will be offered three times a week Tuesday to Thursday for newcomers. There will be no daycare offered for this program. Contact branch for details. From the TDCSB.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 06
Wed Sep 07
Thu Sep 08
Tue Sep 13
Wed Sep 14
Icon of the event Mortgage 101
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An information session for those who are looking for a mortgage ... or those who already have one! Learn about mortgage basics, the pre-approval process, and what banks don't usually tell you. This is part 2 of the home buyer...

Icon of the event Volunteering Workshop
Tue Aug 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Learn how to volunteer, create work experience, improve your resume and help others while you help yourself....

Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library (in Mandarin)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bring an object - Share a story - Make a connection...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 02
Tue Aug 09
Tue Aug 16
Tue Aug 23
Icon of the event English Language Class
9:30 am - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Intermediate English classes will be offered three times a week Tuesday to Thursday for newcomers. There will be no daycare offered for this program. Contact branch for details. From the TDCSB.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 01
Wed Nov 02
Thu Nov 03
Tue Nov 08
Wed Nov 09
Icon of the event Cycling in All Weather Conditions
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Winter is on it's way! Join us for this free informative workshop and learn how to cycle safely in cold, rain, and snow. Topics to be covered include how to dress for the weather, safe riding techniques, and how to maintain y...

Icon of the event Let's Draw
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 29
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03