What’s On: Programs and Events at your Library (April – June 2017)

Horticulturalists providing advice for growing great flowers and vegetables. Members of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club talking about the trail and giving tips.  Our local libraries are offering some great sessions over the next few months…


Danforth / Coxwell Library

Crocheting and Knitting
A great place to share your interests whether you’re a beginner or a pro, bring your handiwork and spend some time with fellow knitters and crocheters.

May 3, June 7 – 6:30-8 p.m.

Family Book Club
Exchange experiences and thoughts on a monthly book based on the OLA’s Silver Birch Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Express Prize Nominees of 2016-2017.  For ages 8 and up.

May 20, June 17


At the Movies
Join us for a great movie.  Admission is free and you can bring your own refreshments to enjoy.  Contact the branch to find out what’s playing.

May 25, June 29 – 2-4 p.m.


Learn to Camp with Parks Canada

Parks Canada staff show you how to plan a camping trip and demonstrate related skills like setting up a tent and cooking outdoors.  For all ages.

June 3* (contact the library to register)   10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


P.A. Day Movies

Enjoy a movie on your day off!
June 9 – 2 – 3:30 pm


Walter Stewart Library


Ask an Expert: Toronto Master Gardens
Horticulturalists provide advice for growing great flowers and vegetables.  For more details, visit tpl.ca/askanexpert

May 23 – 7-8 p.m.


Family Films
G-rated movies for the whole family
May 27, June 10 – 2-4 p.m.


Writers Group
Read from and discuss works in progress.  Some groups have guest writers and speakers.  For more information, call the branch.

May 31, June 28 – 7 – 9:45 pm


Discovering Canada’s Bruce Trail
Members of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club talk about the trail and give tips on how you can plan your discovery hike.

June 7 – 7-8 p.m.


Musicking, Science and Health: A Mental Tune-Up

Musicking influences the body and mind and has been shown to produce positive results with speech and memory issues, and with more serious medical ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.  Take a look at recent research in music and health and simple things that we can do to improve our quality of life.

June 13 – 7-8 p.m.


To stay up to date with upcoming events,  you might choose to follow the Danforth / Coxwell Library – Facebook page.

DECA Pride Film Screening – May 4

Join DECA Pride (DECA’s LGBTQ+ Group) for a free, all ages community screening courtesy of the Inside Out Film Festival and the S. Walter Stewart Library. 

You will also have a chance to learn more about DECA Pride and other DECA initiatives. 

The screening is absolutely free but for anyone who chooses to, we will be accepting donations to go to a local LGBTQ+ refugee/newcomer group.

If you would like to learn more about DECA Pride, send an email!

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

It’s our 10th year and we’re celebrating our DECAde by asking our followers to join asmembers to  support our efforts for the next 10 years. $10/household if you live in our boundaries (Main-Lumsden/Mortimer-Monarch Park-Train tracks) and if not, feel free to make a donation of any amount. https://deca.to/membership

Park cleanups and record store day!

Happy Earth Day (one day early)!

Celebrate by pitching in at a local park. Here is a list of clean-ups in Ward 31 and see below for a fun clean-up/bonfire at Stephenson Park.

Keep reading for more on Record Store Day at Press!

Friends of Stephenson Park Cleanup – 11am-3pm

Bonfire 🔥 & marshmallows ready at about 12:30. They will have waste bags for the clean & will also tackle the Community Gardens and by the stairs at the end of Stephenson. 😊
Once you’ve cleaned and celebrated the Earth, celebrate Record Store Day! 

Save the date!

A few save the dates:

Our annual #DanforthEast Yard Sale will be June 10! Stay tuned for sign-up info.

Next public DECA Board meeting is April 20 from 7:30-9:30. The location is Sarah’s Cafe and Bar, in the back room, 1426 Danforth Ave at the corner of Monarch Park.

We’ll be hosting a meet & greet beforehand on April 20 from 7-7:30 for anyone who wants to come to do any/all of the following: say hello, chat about the neighbourhood, learn more about volunteer opportunities, sign up to be a member! Please email us to let us know you plan to come.

June 1st will be the opening of the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market!