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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 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 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 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 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
Sat Sep 24
Sat Oct 01
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 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 Understanding Your Credit Score and Report
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Anyone who's ever applied for a credit card or borrowed money to buy a car or a house will have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. This workshop will help you understand how this 3-digit number can shape your finan...

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 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 28
Thu Aug 04
Thu Aug 11