Category Archives: Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Gerrard-Ashdale Library hosts a pyjama party with Barbara Reid, author-illustrator – April 14, 2016

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Thu Apr 14, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

60 mins

Gerrard/Ashdale Library

Ready for bed? Wear your pyjamas. Enjoy a variety of bedtime rhymes, stories and lullabies with author-illustrator Barbara Reid (famous for her plasticine scenes in books like The New Baby Calf and Subway Mouse). It is sure to lead to sweet dreams for everyone. Drop-in. For ages birth to 7.

Event listing on the Gerrard-Ashdale website

Gerrard-Ashdale Library hosts The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance, October 20, 2015

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The Archives of Ontario: doing research from a distance

Tue Oct 20, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
60 mins
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Are you new to family or local history? Would you like to discover the many resources and services available to you from the Archives of Ontario? Danielle Manning has worked at the Archives of Ontario for over two years, first as an archivist and now as an Outreach Officer. Danielle will introduce us to some of the great key resources available to genealogists and local historians at the A.O.

Gerrard-Ashdale Library events for August 2015

For more information, call Gerrard-Ashdale Library at 416-393-7717.

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Featured programs

Summer Reading Club (SRC)
Join SRC and receive free Notebook, Web Access Code and Fortune Teller! Collect stickers when you report, enter contests and participate in library programs.
SRC Wrap Party with Hanging Summer Spiral Craft
Get your Summer Reading Club certificate, and other surprises. Make a Summer Spiral. It will look pretty dangling in the breeze and sparking in the sunlight. Wednesday, August 5th, 2 – 3 pm.

Arabian Acrylic Painting for Teens
Learn to paint the decorative Arabian way using acrylic paint. Friday, August, 7th, 4 – 5 pm. Ages 13-19. Register in person or by calling 416-393-7177. Co-sponsored by the WoodGreen Community Centre.

Adult programs

Adults’ Chess Club: (Ages 13+) Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm. Drop-in and play casual chess.

Ashdale Writers Group: Alternate Saturdays (August 8th & 22nd), 10:30 am to Noon.
Drop by and meet others at this community writers group. Writers read and critique in a supportive environment. Bring a piece of writing to share, review and comment on others’ writing, and talk about the process.

Gerrard Ashdale Book Club: Thursday, August 27th, 7 – 8 pm.
If you enjoy reading a range of literature and talking to others about books, this group is for you. No August selection just discussion of great summer reads.

Teen programs

Make Wearable Tech Jewelry – Ages 13-19
Unleash your inner designer by creating your own wearable tech jewelry with Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH. She is a Harvard-educated, award-winning public health physician, maker, and educator. Friday, August 21st, 4 pm. Spaces limited. Please register in person or phone 416-393-7717.

Woodgreen Community Services partnerships

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

Resume Critiquing: Thursday, August 20th, 2 – 3 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.

This weekend June 6-7, 2015 – Yard sale, book reading, The Sidekick opens and more

This weekend:

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Sat. June 6

Yard sale to support the efforts at the Ontario Municipal Board to stop the development plan for 1327 to 1339 Queen East.

11 a.m. to 12 noon Marilyn Churley reads from her new book at Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Sun. June 7

Opening of The Sidekick, 1374 Queen East.

9 to 2 Farmers’ Market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

And next weekend:

Sat. June 13
Duke of Connaught MakeIT Fair.  More to come.

Something for every age group in March Break, Applegrove 50+ Active Living Fair March 18, 2015

Our Greenwood Park skating trail is still open, good fun on a day when it’s not raining. Will stay open til March 22.

For other activities, see S.H. Armstrong (March Break camp), East End Community Health Centre and Gerrard-Ashdale Library links under Community Services in the right column.

See What’s New at Applegrove for details on the Applegrove happenings listed below:

50+ Active Living & Information FairApplegrove Active Living March 18 2015 – FREE

Come to the gym at 60 Woodfield Road on March 18 (10:30 am – 2:30 pm) for exhibits, discussions, free lunch and more!

Tax Time!
By-appointment Income Tax Clinic – see if you’re eligible.

2015 March Break Camp
Fun, affordable and safe March Break day camp is open to children ages 6 to 12. Call Applegrove 416-461-8143 to inquire about space available.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, March 30
Applegrove’s AGM includes a light dinner, a speaker, door prizes, reports, board nominations and more. Contact Applegrove 416-461-8143 if you want to attend.

February 2015 events in Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood

There are lots of reasons to get out of the house this month. Take a walk to one of these activities in the neighbourhood:

Sat. Feb. 7 – Applegrove’s Yoga-thon

Learn more about Applegrove and its programs for all ages, including March Break camp.

Lace up your skates
Until 10 p.m. daily – Greenwood Park skating trail. It’s called one of the five coolest places to skate in Toronto. Nice to see they picked up our photo (taken the day the rink opened in November 2013).

Tuesday February 24, 7 p.m. S.H. Armstrong hosts the Leslie to Coxwell Urban Design Guideline meeting

Gerrard-Ashdale Library events include an interesting film Tuesday Feb. 3 Hue: a matter of colour is about “the history and current state of colourism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences in skin tone.”

East End Community Health CentreFebruary 2015 calendar

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre – as well as many programs requiring registration , S.H. has several drop-in programs such as female swims Thursday 6:45 and Leisure Swim Saturdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

January 2015 events at Gerrard-Ashdale Library

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Lots going on this month at Gerrard-Ashdale Library.

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

FEATURED PROGRAMS
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 PROGRAMS
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.

TEEN PROGRAMS
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.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
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.

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES PARTNERSHIPS
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.