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Leaside Library – May 2016

May 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


  • The Importance of Handwriting. Clinician Annette Poizner discusses the effects of handwriting on thinking and the brain. Wednesday, May 11, 7-8 p.m. Drop in.
  • Kamishibai: A Colourful and Dynamic Form of Japanese storytelling. Learn how to create Kamishibai stories. Wednesday, May 18, 7-8 p.m. Everyone welcome.
  • Lea Exhibit — Leaside: The Life of a Garden City. Learn about Frederick Gage Todd, the man who laid out Leaside in 1913, and the garden city principles behind his plan. Friday, May 6, 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Lea Walk — Leaside: The Garden City Revealed. Explore Leaside and the garden city framework on foot. Friday, May 6, 1 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. Meet at entrance to library.
  • Learn About Learn to access 3,500 video tutorials about various topics using your laptop/tablet and library card. Wednesday, May 25, 7-9 p.m. Registration required.
  • Leaside Writers’ Group. Saturdays, May 14, 28. 10-11.45 a.m. Everyone welcome.
  • Play Reading Group. A thought-provoking play from comedy to award-winning drama. Saturday, May 21, 10-12 p.m. Call to register.
  • Promoting Your Small Business/Selling with Etsy. Established Etsy seller teaches tips and techniques. Wednesday, May 18, 7-8 p.m. Drop in.
  • Repair Cafe Toronto. Learn how to fix your own computer. Thursday, May 5, 4-6 p.m. Everyone welcome.
  • Service Canada. CPP/OAS Information Session. Learn about employment insurance benefits, labour market information, and provincial programs and services. Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Drop in.


  • LEGO Club. After school. Thursdays, April 7-28, 3:30-5 p.m. Drop in.
  • Ready for Reading Baby Time (up to 18 months). Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with parents or caregivers. Thursdays, May 5-26, 9:30-10 a.m. & 10:30-11 a.m. Drop in.
  • Ready for Reading Family Time (19 months-5 years). Stories, songs, and rhymes for children with parents or caregivers. Wednesdays, May 4-25, 9:30-10 a.m. & 10:30-11 a.m.


  • Leaside: Discover Your Heritage. Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with B
    arry Penhale and special guests. Tuesdays, May 3-31, 2-4 p.m. Marjorie McLeod 416-425-1392.
  • Leaside Garden Society. Barry Porteous speaking on rock gardens. Thursday, May 12. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Plant sale at Trace Manes Park, Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-12 noon. 416-422-0538 or .


May 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am
May 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Leaside Library
165 McRae Dr.
Toronto, M4G 1S8
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