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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Palmerston

Join us at Palmerston Branch for our weekly family time every Friday at 10:30 am from Sept 8 - Dec 15. We'll have stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Fri Mar 30
Icon of the event Cantonese Story Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Stories, songs and rhymes in Cantonese for children 19 months to 5 years old with their parents/caregivers. Children will also make a small craft to take home at the end of each session. Registration begins Jan. 2nd. Regis...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 27
Tue Mar 06
Tue Mar 13
Tue Mar 20
Tue Mar 27
Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: South African Folktales
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

Gcina Mhlophe is one of South Africa's most beloved storytellers, children's writers, and literacy advocates. This event is part of the Stories Without Borders series of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more inform...

Icon of the event Family Time
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Brookbanks

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Icon of the event Creative Time: Stories & Songs
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This is a drop in program for children, birth to 6 years and caregivers. This program will encourage children to explore their creative and imaginary skills, as well as participate in music and movement, songs and stories. No...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Fri Mar 30
Icon of the event Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door:  Sing'n Spell
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A musical participation concert using puppets, songs, spelling games, dancing, riddles and different languages to show children of all ages that reading is FUN! ...

Icon of the event Infant Parent-Child Mother Goose
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

Join us for a group experience where you will learn and enjoy the power and pleasure of using rhymes, songs and stories together. In partnership with the Scarborough Centre Ontario Early Years Centre. Birth to 4 years old.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 11
Fri May 18
Fri May 25
Fri Jun 01
Fri Jun 08
Icon of the event CANCELLED : Palmerston Players Presents: Cinderella
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Palmerston

Will she get to go to the ball? What about her glass slippers? Does the Prince find her? Join us on Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 2:00-2:45 for a wonderful puppet show that tells the story of Cinderella. Before the show begins ...

Icon of the event Family Time
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Brookbanks

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 06
Fri Apr 13
Fri Apr 20
Fri Apr 27
Fri May 04
Icon of the event Storyfire
Sat Mar 03, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

The library's own storytellers entertain and delight audiences of all ages. This event is part of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more information, contact the branch.