January 2015 events at Gerrard-Ashdale Library


Lots going on this month at Gerrard-Ashdale Library.

For more information, call: 416-393-7717 or e-mail ashdale.events@gmail.com

NFB Film Club.
Tuesday, Jan 6th, 6:30 – 8pm.
Join us for a free documentary screening of “Shameless Propaganda” by Robert Lower. All are welcome. Drop-in!

Library e-resources basic training: Saturday, Jan 17th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Did you get a new smart device over the holidays? Discover e-resources collections available at the library and how to download content onto e-reader, laptops, tablets and/or other mobile devices. No registration required. Drop-in.

Family Literacy Day Story telling: Friday, Jan 30th, 4 – 5 pm.
Celebrate family literacy day with storyteller April Nicolle. Great stories for all ages. Drop-in.

TD Shakespeare for kids Library Club: Saturdays starting: Jan 31st, 2 – 4 pm.
Explore the world of magic and adventures in some of the greatest stories ever told! For ages: 7 – 12 years. Program conducted by Shakespeare in Action Theatre Company. Registration required (6 sessions in total).

Adult Chess Club (For ages 13 and up):
Saturdays starting Jan 10th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Come and play casual chess with other like-minded players. No experience or registration required.

Adult Crafternoon: Mondays starting Jan 5th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Knitting, sewing, or quilting? 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 community project in our neighbourhood friendly environment.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays (Jan 10th & 24th), 10:30 am 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 the process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday, Jan 29th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you. January selection: “The Long Goodbye” by Robert Chandler.

Youth Advisory Group (YAG) (Ages 13 to 19).
Friday, Jan 23rd, 4 – 5 pm.
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.

Lego Club:
Thursdays, starting Jan 15th, 4 – 5 pm.
Come and explore the wonderful world of LEGO building! For ages: 6-12 years. Registration required. (4 sessions in total)

Pre School Time (3 to 5 years): Wednesdays, starts Jan 14th, 10:30 – 11:00am.
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities for younger children with their parents and/or caregivers. Drop-in.

Kids Book Club (Ages 8 – 12 years): Wednesday, Jan 28th, 4 –5 pm.
Join to read, talk and play a game related to the book of the month! Sign up to become a member. January Selection: “The Secret Fiend” by Shane Peacock.

Leading to Reading (Children in grades 1 – 6): Mondays (starting Jan 5th), 5 – 6 pm.
Children receive individualized help with reading and writing homework for one hour per week. Note: Program registration is currently full.

English Conversation Circle:
Tuesdays (starting Jan 6th), 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Practice Conversational English. Newcomers and local Canadian volunteers sit together for a conversations about culture, food, local events and other interesting topics. For more information, Please call 416-645-6000 x2344.

Resume Critiquing: Thursdays (starting Jan 8th), 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 an appointment, 416-645-6000 x2316.

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