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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 Tamil Networking and Support Group
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Join us for Tamil Networking and Support Group, every other Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Call the branch for more details 416-395-5980....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 10
Mon Oct 24
Icon of the event Mandarin Support Group for Seniors
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Join our Mandarin Support Group for Seniors, every Wednesday from 10:00am-11:30am. Call the branch for more details, 416-395-5980. Hosted by the North York Community House.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 07
Wed Sep 14
Wed Sep 21
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 05
Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Complete in 6 sessions. Include: who can apply and how? Canadian history, geography and government system; rights and responsibilities as a citizen; Canadian justice system, Canadian symbol; language ability requirement; prac...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Tue Sep 27
Tue Oct 04
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

This English conversation group is friendly, supportive and stimulating! What better way to improve your English speaking skills? Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. Presented in partnership with North York Community House. For more in...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Tue Sep 27
Tue Oct 04
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
Icon of the event Citizenship Preparation Class
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Need help preparing and studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Complete the free citizenship test preparation program in 5 classes at Malvern Branch. To register call 416-396-8969 or visit the branch for more details.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 16
Tue Aug 23
Tue Aug 30
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
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 ESL Reading Circle
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pleasant View

All are welcome!...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 26
Tue Aug 30
Icon of the event Newcomers' Fair
Fri Jul 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Malvern

New to Toronto or looking to stay longer in Canada? Get the help you need to settle and succeed. The newcomers? fair offers the complete spectrum of information crucial to helping you live, work, study and settle. The fair wi...