The 21st-century library is far more than a place to shelve dusty books and keep voices below a whisper. Libraries are now a hub for the community to gather and learn; a space for kids to experience new things and explore new adventures.
The Toronto Public Library is known for creating innovative programs for children and adults, and this fall there are plenty of programs and events that will entertain your kids—at no cost to you. In addition to a wide variety of after-school clubs and reading programs, the library offers a full schedule of special events that you won’t want to miss. Below you’ll find a curated list of must-visit fall events at various branches.
Delight in BenTastic‘s Fantastic Magic Show, a family-friendly show that is fast-paced and full of humour for all ages. Children will enjoy the experience of becoming official magicians and will be thrilled by the wondrous magic that Ben performs.
Brookbanks Branch (210 Brookbanks Drive)
September 18, 6 pm–6:45 pm
This free event is suitable for all ages and allows children to experience ballet as a way to tell stories. Professional dancers from Canada’s Ballet Jorgen will be offering instruction on basic dance positions, and showing excerpts of performances.
Kennedy/Eglinton Branch (2380 Eglinton Avenue East)
September 28, 4 pm–5 pm
Drop in at the library and enjoy a quiet “crafternoon” with your little artists. Kids can work on their masterpiece at the library, then take home their creation when they’re done (and leave the mess behind!).
Jones Branch (118 Jones Avenue)
October 6, October 20, November 10 and November 24, 11 am–4 pm
Interpreters from the Gibson House Museum visit the library to share historic games and toys. Children will have the opportunity to create a small toy to take home with them.
Jane/Sheppard Branch (1906 Sheppard Avenue West)
October 13, 2 pm–3 pm
To learn more about the Toronto Public Library’s special events and programs, visit torontopubliclibrary.ca.