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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Drag Queen Storytime and New Year's Eve Dance Party!
Sat Dec 30, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Jones

Join Drag Queens Erin B. and Lucy Flawless of East Toronto Drag Queen Storytime for a Drag Queen Story time, a countdown to 12 noon followed by a mini NYE dance party. Fun for all the little ones that won't stay awake until m...

Icon of the event Family Time with Early Years Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Centennial

A two hour fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays and lots of playtime....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 03
Wed Jan 10
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Port Union

This is a free half hour program that will include stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. This program will encourage a lifelong love of reading, build reading readin...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 10
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Jan 13, 2018 - Sat Dec 22, 2018
Location: Jane/Sheppard

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grades 1-6 in need of extra support in reading and writing. Children are matched with a volunteer, who will work with them one-on-one for one hour every week on Saturday durin...

Icon of the event Book Making
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

The Book Making workshop is a hands on learning opportunity for children ages 2-6 years old and their parents/caregivers. During the workshop, parents/caregivers and children create books together, sing songs and listen to st...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Icon of the event Family Storytime
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. Lawrence

Celebrate Family Literacy Month with the library at the St. Lawrence Community and Recreation Centre. Enjoy stories, rhymes, puppets and more. Location: 230 The Esplanade


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 06
Sat Jan 13
Sat Jan 20
Sat Jan 27
Icon of the event Readiness to Learn
9:15 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

This program is for children 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. It includes activities that improve cognitive thinking, motor skills, socialization and independence to help children feel more confident when starting sc...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Dec 22
Fri Dec 29
Fri Jan 05
Fri Jan 12
Fri Jan 19
Icon of the event Family Time with Early Years Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Centennial

A two hour fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays and lots of playtime....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Dec 20
Icon of the event Winter Friendship Circle
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Centennial

A free 8 Week registered program for middle age children Focussing on building children's social skills. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please contact the branch or Marisa to confirm the exact age group. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Icon of the event Puppet Show The Night After Christmas
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Jones

Enjoy an adaptation of the Night After Christmas by James Stevenson, a story of a doll and a teddy bear befriended by a stray dog.

Families can borrow free passes to local museums, art galleries and similar venues, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the ROM.