Museum and Arts passes at the library

The Weston and Mount Dennis libraries are again offering Museum + Arts Passes (MAPs), which include free admission to “Black Creek Pioneer Village, Gardiner Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Railway Museum and the Toronto Zoo”

The MAP passes are available on first-come, first-served basis on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Each pass admits one family.

Libraries back in full swing

According to Frances Nunziata’s circular, the Mount Dennis branch of the TPL has reopened its youth hub on weekday afternoons. They’re also starting a “Take & Make” craft series weekly on Thursdays in August, starting at 3:30 p.m..

Nunziata also says that the city has announced

the expansion of 20 Enhanced Youth Spaces and Youth Spaces across the City. Spaces are open five to seven days per week, 50 weeks per year and are intended to help youth build life skills and create pathways to learning and employment through entrepreneurship, employment readiness and continuing education supports.

Locations in York South—Weston will include the Mount Dennis Library, Weston Library, and Falstaff Community Centre. 

If I said this was long overdue, would you forgive me?

Weston returning to normal–slowly

The Farmers’ Market will open on August 1, according to the BIA. They are also looking to hire students to help with the market—but hurry; the deadline is tomorrow, July 20.

The Weston Library is also reopening a bit, for scheduled computer bookings.

Weston Public Library is still open

Though the doors are closed, the Weston Public Library remains open—digitally, at least—to borrowers.  All Toronto Public Libraries are now issuing instant digital borrowing cards, which will give readers access to Overdrive, the library’s ebook program.

To register, you’ll need only an internet connection (to borrow books) and a cellphone (to receive a registration text).

The signup process is easy:

  1. Visit toronto.overdrive.com
  2. Enter your phone number and the campaign code TPL2020
  3. Download Libby for iOS or Android
  4. Enter your local library and phone number.

Libby has about a zillion ebooks and audiobooks that you can borrow on your tablet or phone. (If you need a tablet, the Amazon Fire tablets are good, and doubly so if you get one during one of their frequent sales.)

Two youth hubs for Weston and Mount Dennis

Frances Nunziata announced some very good news: both the Weston and Mount Dennis libraries will be receiving youth hubs.

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From the TPL

Youth hubs are

a welcoming place for teens after school and in the summer, where snacks, fun activities and helpful staff are always available. Drop in to connect with friends in a supportive environment and get help with your homework.

The hubs include gaming systems, iPads, computers, and specialized equipment. Tutors are  available to help with homework.

Nunziata also announced that Pelmo Park will be getting a splash pad.