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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event Let's Draw
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 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:
Thu Jul 07
Thu Jul 14
Thu Jul 21
Thu Jul 28
Thu Aug 04
Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Tired of commuting with others on the TTC? Fed up off getting stuck in traffic? Looking to save some money on the costs of parking and insurance? Get on a bicycle and beat the GRIDLOCK! But first attend Cycle Toronto's intera...

Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
10:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

This program is for Permanent Residents. Topics will include: Who can apply for citizenship and how? Canadian history, geography and the government system, rights and responsibilities of citizens and more.* Tuesday October ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 10
Sat Sep 17
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Practice your conversation skills, make new friends, and learn about the library. You must be at least 18 years of age and have landed immigrant or Convention Refugee status to join. This program is co-sponsored by North York...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 08
Wed Jun 15
Wed Jun 22
Wed Jun 29
Icon of the event Centennial Youth Hub
Ongoing event running from Mon Apr 04, 2016 - Wed Jun 29, 2016
Location: Centennial

Free program for youth ages 13-19. This includes youth who are new to Canada. Need help with homework? Trained volunteer tutors are available to help with Math, Science, English and French. Laptops are available for research...

Icon of the event Discover Canada Citizenship Mentoring Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Review and discover the "Discover Canada" study guide with trained volunteers in a group setting. Sessions are consecutive in nature. Provided by CultureLink. There will be no class on May 23rd....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Youth Hub Program Series: DJ Workshop
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Learn fundamental skills to become a DJ. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to scratch, mix, and create your own music using turntables, mixers, and controllers. For more information, please contact the York Woods bran...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Immigrant Success Story: Social Work
Wed Jul 06, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mahbub Hasan, from Project Manager and PhD in Bangladesh to Faculty Member in Toronto, speaks about his immigrant success story in Canada. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Librar...

Icon of the event ESL Reading Circle
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pleasant View

All are welcome!...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 28
Icon of the event Powers Of Attorney (in Mandarin)
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

By making powers of attorney, people can plan ahead and be confident that their plans will be carried out. In this workshop newcomers and community members can learn more about:...