The City of Toronto’s Libraries provide free vital support and opportunities for members of the community. This month’s programs, York Centre’s very own libraries provide great programs for children, teens, adults and seniors, including financial literacy; computer literacy; English language practice; arts and crafts; and story time.
Please see the catalogue below of York Centre’s Library free Programs for the Month of February.
Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop Learn how to alter and retouch images using Adobe Photoshop CC, an industry standard software for PC & Mac. In this hands-on class, you will learn to work with basic tools to resize, crop, modify colour, filter and add text to an image. Ages 15+
Video Editing with iMovie Learn basic video editing techniques through iMovie; you will create a video by cutting and splicing, manipulating audio, and adding transitions, titles, and a soundtrack. Ages 15+
Snap Circuits Rovers & 3D Illuminations for Kids Learn the basics of circuitry and electricity with Snap Circuits! You could build a functioning rover, create a colourful light display, or discover many more projects our kits have to offer. Ages 9-12
Logo Design with Adobe Illustrator Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CC by creating a logo with some commonly used tools. The tutorial will cover shape manipulation, colour selection, and text layout. Age 15+
Introduction to 3D Printing Learn what 3D Printers are, what they can do, how they work, and how to use the ones available at the library! Ages 9+
3D Design with Tinkercad for Kids Tinkercad is a browser based software that can be used by designers of all ages. In this class we will explore how to go from simple shapes to complex 3D designs. Ages 9-12
3D Design with Fusion 360 Using Autodesk Fusion 360, we will explore the basics of navigating through a 3D design software, build an understanding of common terms and practices, and create basic 3D models through a series of exercises. Ages 15+
Dash Robotics for Kids Bring coding to life with Wonder Workshop’s Dash robot. Customize your experience with Dash by changing its features, and a simple drag and drop to code and operate this robot. Ages 9-12 To register, visit tpl.ca/popuplearning
If you are a high school student looking for volunteering hours to meet the community service graduation requirement for Ontario High Schools, then these opportunities are for you!
The Personal Care Bank
The Personal Care Bank is looking for volunteers to support the Downsview Library Care Bank. This cabinet will provide barrier-free access to personal care products for those in our community who are having challenges securing personal care products.
For more information about The Personal Care Bank visit tpcb.ca/volunteer website or @tpcb.ca on Instagram and DM your volunteer interest.
Feb 3, 17:Sphero Fun Day, Ages 6+ (Program room) – Join us for some fun challenges with Sphero SPRK+ robots!
Feb 4, 18:STEAM Club, Ages 6+ (Auditorium) – Explore and collaborate with friends during fun STEAM based activities!
Feb 6, 13, 27: Perler Beads, Ages 6+ (Program room)
Meet some new friends & challenge your creative skills with these bright & colourful beads!
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28- Family Time, Ages 2 – 5 years (Auditorium) – Join us for a staff-led story time with stories, songs, & rhymes followed by a craft or stay & play with friends. For children with their parents or caregivers.
Feb 9: Valentine’s Day Craft, Ages 5+ (Program room) – Join us in making Valentine’s Day Cards for friends and family!
Feb 10, 24: Lego Mindstorm Robotics 1, Ages 6+ (Program room) – Play and Learn with Lego EV3 robots. Write blocks of code and give commands to your robot to bring it to life and complete missions
Feb 11, 25:BINGO, Ages 6+ (Auditorium) – Join us for a fun time playing BINGO! Prizes for everyone!
Feb 17: PA Day BINGO, Ages 6+ (Program room) – Join us on your day off from school to play BINGO! Prizes for everyone!
Feb 23: Cuban and Brazilian Drumming Workshop & Craft, Ages 6+ years (Program room, *Registration required)
Join us in celebrating Black History Month with Joaquin Hidalgo. Workshop followed by a craft, DIY Hand Drums! For children with their parents or caregivers.
Leading To Reading: A free service for children who are reading and writing below their grade level. Children are encouraged to learn and practice their skills in a fun environment. It is open to children in Grades 1 to 6 who can communicate in English. *Registration required. For more information call 416-395-5720 or visit Downsview Library
Homework Help – If you need help with your homework or just a place to study, our hub is the place to come! Mondays are our dedicated days for study space.
Video Games – Tuesdays and Thursdays are for video gaming, so invite your friends and come play!
Crafts – Join us for a chill, midweek craft session, where we will bring out our inner creativity through origami, mindful colouring, and more!
DIY Tote Bag Printmaking Workshop: DIY a tote bag with your own unique design. Learn print making techniques and take home a finished canvas bag. Hosted by Rob Matejka. Program will be drop-in, with limited space.
Paint Night: Join us as we follow a video painting tutorial to create a painted masterpiece! Drop in program, materials will be provided while supplies last.
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop: Looking to get a part time job? Need someone to look over your resume or cover letter? Come to the youth hub to get tips on how to land a job.