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 January.
The Centennial Library offers after-school activities for teens between 3:30-7:00 PM.
For questions about the program, please visit the branch at 578 Finch Avenue West, North York, or call 416-395-5490.
Financial Empowerment sessions!
Patrons can book an appointment to get one-on-one help to learn how to improve their financial health and well-being. Our in-branch advisors and community partners can help with:
- Tax filing
- Accessing government benefits
- Saving with limited cash flow
- Planning for the future and much more
Computer Classes and Digital Innovation Hub Programs
- January 5: Introduction to 3D-Printing (Ages 9+. Registration required)
In this workshop, you will learn how to find, prepare and print models, found online, using an FDM printer.
- January 9: Photoshop 1 (Ages 15+. Registration Required)
In this beginners workshop you will learn about layers, selections, transformations, healing tools, and much more.
- January 10: Computers for Beginners: Use the Mouse (Adults. Registration required)
A class on how to use a mouse for absolute beginners with little or no computer experience.
- January 11, 25: Introduction to 3D-Design: Autodesk Fusion (Ages 15+. Digital Innovation Hub. Registration required)
Explore Autodesk Fusion 360 and learn to make simple 3D objects and prepare them for printing.
- January 16: Photoshop 2 (Ages 15+. Registration Required)
Learn how to restore old photos, fix colour cast images, colourize black-and-white images, and more.
- January 17: Computers for Beginners: Use the Keyboard (Adults. Registration required)
A class on basic keyboard functions for absolute beginners with little or no computer experience.
- January 19: Introduction to 3D-Design: Tinkercad (Ages 15+. Digital Innovation Hub. Registration required)
You will learn how to find 3-D models online, and how to prepare them for printing using a slicing software.
- January 23: Photoshop 3 (Ages 15+. Registration Required)
In this workshop, you will learn about gradients, text, layer masks, filters, and much more.
- January 24: Email Made Easy: Gmail (Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required) (Adults. Registration required)
Practice basic email functions: send, read, reply, forward, delete email, and attach files.
- January 31: Ancestry Basics and Online Databases (Adults. Registration required) (Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required)
A class on Ancestry Library Edition: a database of genealogical resources for finding vital records, census records, immigration records (birth/death registrations), land and tax records, wills, selected military records, voting lists, etc.
- January 6, 13, 20, 27: Sphero Funday! (Ages 6+. Location: Story Room. Drop in)
Come test out a Sphero robot in this fun afterschool event for kids.
- January 9, 16, 23,30: Perler Beads (Ages 6+. Story Room. Drop in)
Meet new friends and challenge your creative skills with these bright and colourful beads! All materials will be provided.
- January 10, 17, 24, 31: Family Time (Ages 2 – 5 years. Auditorium. Drop-in)
Join us for a staff-led story time with stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a craft at the end. For children with their parents or caregivers.
Youth Programs (Ages 13-17. Location: Auditorium. Drop in)
- January 11, 18: Model Magic Plants (All materials will be provided; while supplies last. No registration required)
Join us for this two-part program, where we will make and paint mini Model Magic plants!
- January 13: Bullet Journal Basics (All materials will be provided (while supplies last). No registration required)
New year, new me, new bullet journal! Come in to learn what bullet journaling is and how it can help you stay organized.
- January 20: DIY Leather Keychain (All materials will be provided; while supplies last. No registration required)
Style up your look with a personalized faux leather keychain.
- January 9, 16, 23, 30: English Conversation Circle (Adults. Location: Story Room. Drop in)
English Conversation Circles (ECCs) offer a comfortable place to practice English conversation skills in an informal group setting with other language learners as well as native English speakers.
- January 13, 20, 27: Senior Social Events (Older adults. Location: Auditorium. Drop in)
Downsview Senior Social is a series of activities for older adults focusing on social interaction and various activities.
Downsview Library provide programs for children, teens adults and seniors. Some programs require registration, please visit the branch at 2793 Keele Street, North York, or call 416-395-5720 for inquiries.
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