Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ashdale Events with Gerrard-Ashdale Library – January 2014

Ashdale Events with Gerrard-Ashdale Library.

JANUARY

FEATURED PROGRAMS

NFB Film Club: The Fruit Hunters: Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30-8:05 p.m.

A screening of the 2012 feature documentary film about exotic fruit cultivators and preservationists. Directed by Yung Chang and co-written by Chang and Mark Slutsky, and inspired by Adam Leith Gollner’s 2008 book of the same name.

Family Literacy Day: Monday, January 27th, 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with stories, games and much more. No registration required.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Craft Connections: New Time! Mondays starting January 13th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Need a break? Drop in and meet a group of crafty people who teach and learn from each other. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up a new craft in a friendly environment.

Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up): Every Saturday starting January 4th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Play casual chess.

Gerrard Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays: January 11th and 25th, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday January 30th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you.

January selection: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

TEEN PROGRAMS

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) (Ages 13 to 19): Every 4th Friday of each month, January 24th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Make friends and earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community. Youth volunteers needed. Registration required. Call us at 416-393-7717 for more information or reply to this email.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Baby Time (For ages birth to 18 months): Wednesdays, January 15th, 22nd and 29th, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Drop in, no registration required. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with their parents and caregivers.

Leading to Reading (Children in grades 1 – 6 as of Sept. 2013): Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Children receive individualized help with reading and writing homework for one hour per week.
This programme is currently full. Please call us to inquire about the wait list.

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES PARTNERSHIPS

Resume Critiquing: Thursdays starting January 9th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Free one on one resume critiquing and answers to your job search questions. Drop in or call to book your 30 minute appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.

English Conversation Circle: This programme is currently on hiatus and will resume on Tuesday, March 18th 2014.

All branches of Toronto Public Library will be closed:
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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House fire on Laing – near Queen and Greenwood December 20, 2013

Firefighters battle blaze at house in city’s east end.

From CP24.com
Six people suffered minor smoke inhalation and one suffered minor burns to a hand after a fire broke out in a rowhouse in Toronto’s east end Friday morning, a fire official says.

The three-alarm fire originated in a home on Laing Street, near Queen Street East and Greenwood Avenue, shortly before 7 a.m. and spread to at least one neighbouring house, the fire official told CP24.

Firefighters removed two people from a neighbouring home, the official said.

Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene and the blaze was brought under control at about 7:45 a.m.

Full story on CP.24.com:
Firefighters battle blaze at house in city’s east end

Celebrate Christmas in the Gerrard India Bazaar, Ashdale Events at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library – December 2013

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Celebrate Christmas in the Gerrard India Bazaar.

Ashdale Events at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library – December 2013 edition

Holiday Open House, Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Come and join in the festivities as Gerrard/Ashdale Library celebrates the holidays with stories, crafts and refreshments. Plus a visit from Santa! Free photo session included! Santa will return Thursday Dec. 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for another photo session!

ADULT PROGRAMS
Craft Connections, Wednesdays, Dec 11th & 18th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Need a break? Drop in and meet a group of craft people who teach and learn from each other. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up a new craft in a friendly environment. Group projects for charities are possible and make others lives a little brighter.
Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up), Saturday Dec. 14th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Play casual chess.

Gerrard Ashdale Writers Group, Saturday Dec. 14th, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Drop by and meet others at this community writers group.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club, Thursday, Dec. 19th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you.
December selection: The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan

TEEN PROGRAMS

Youth Advisory Group (YAG), every 4th Friday of each month, Dec. 20th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Registration required. Youth Volunteers needed.
Make friends and earn volunteer hours while helping us to create a better library for youth in the community.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Preschool Time (For ages 3 – 5), Fridays, Dec. 13th & 20th, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Drop in, no registration required.
Stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents or caregivers.

All branches of Toronto Public Library will be closed:
Sunday, December 22, 2013 Christmas week closure
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve Closed at 1:00 p.m. *
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Christmas Day
Thursday, December 26, 2013 Boxing Day
Sunday, December 29, 2013 New Year’s week closure
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Closed at 1:00 p.m. *
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 New Year’s Day
* Those library locations that are scheduled to be open on December 24 and December 31, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

***For more information call: 416-393-7717

Here is the Winter 2014 calendar for S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre

See the brochure:
SH Armstrong CRC – Winter Brochure 2014#1_1-1S.H. Armstrong Winter 2014

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
56 Woodfield Road, directly behind the Ashbridge Estate property.
416-392-0734

Winter 2014 registration starts on Saturday, December 7, 2013 for swimming, skating and March Break camps. You can register online now for other programs.

S.H. Armstrong CRC opens for registration at 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7.
For online registration (7am-12midnight): Go to toronto.ca/torontofun and follow the link to Search and Register.

There is something for everyone at S.H.:

• Preschool – preschool discovery, dance, sports, arts, music

• Chidren’s sports, general interest, arts

• Youth

• Adult and Older Adult

• Swimming lessons and swim times

• March Break Camp

• Maple Cottage