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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Big Giant Book Sale
Sat Jun 09, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Lillian H. Smith

We will be hosting a book sale in the late spring when hopefully the weather is very pleasant. Come buy some lightly used books for your bookshelf or book box, and see a wide selection of Canadian content.

Icon of the event Baby Time
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 15
Tue May 22
Tue May 29
Tue Jun 05
Tue Jun 12
Icon of the event East End Storytelling SpringEdition
Sat Apr 07, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Morningside

Spring is always a lovely time of hope and renewal - a nice time for stories.

Icon of the event Family Time
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children with their parents and caregivers


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 06
Fri Apr 13
Fri Apr 20
Fri Apr 27
Icon of the event Story Jam
Sun Mar 25, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A celebration of family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, an African Riddle contest, international guests, Indigenous creation tales and lots of storytelling activities. This drop-in event is part of the 201...

Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: Gramma Susie and Cash Creek Charlie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. James Town

Sharon Shorty and Duane Gastant'Aucoin are the Yukon's most famous Indigenous comedy duo. Performing as Elders "Gramma Susie" and "Cash Creek Charlie", they spin hilarious yarns about the olden days and modern times. This eve...

Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: Stories of Kings and Fools
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: S. Walter Stewart

International storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani brings together his Persian and Dutch cultures to tell personal and traditional stories. For more information, contact the branch.

Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: The Shipmates of Captain McCow
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Fairview

Eric Borrias is a Dutch storyteller who entertains, enthralls and entices with his original stories. This event is part of the Stories Without Borders series of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more information, co...

Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: Stories for Social Justice
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

Professional storyteller Jaimie Oliviero will tell stories with the theme Stories for Social Justice. Jaimie is a Winnipeg-based children's author, storyteller, and peace activist. He has performed in festivals around the wor...

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...