The Weston Public Library is trying to fold 1000 paper cranes before the end of the month, and they would like your (or your kids’) help. It sounds like fun:
In honour of Asian Heritage Month, Weston Branch is attempting to make 1000 origami paper cranes. An ancient Japanese legend narrates that those who makes 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods. While we may not be able to be granted a wish, it certainly would make for an eye-catching display!
Drop in after school between 4:00-5:30 pm Monday through Friday and learn how to fold a paper crane. Challenge ends on Tuesday May 31st.
Volunteers from the York West Active Living Centre spent yesterday morning cleaning up the gardens at the Weston Library to prepare for Doors Open Toronto, which happens this weekend.
For the first time (that I can remember) a building in Weston is on the tour. The Weston Public Library is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The YWALC also announced summer job openings for two students between 15 and 30. Click on the attachment below for the details.
It’s hot out already, and it’s not even noon. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Heat Alert until further notice.
The Library is open and air conditioned, as is the Pelmo Community Centre. Weston Lions Pool is fantastic—and was not very busy yesterday, when I was there with the kids. Admission is free, and the water is cold. Bring a pair of flip-flops, though; the change rooms are, well, well travelled.
A late-found pot of money means that library hours will probably not be cut While Frances Nunziata was predicting that library hours would have to be trimmed, Rob Ford’s allies on the powerful executive committee voted in the end to soften the tough 2012 budget and preserve library services.
Nunziata earlier told Correire Canadese that
cuts to the library system will not lead to closures… but rather to “the reduction of a few hours of operation.” She emphasizes that “taxpayers cannot pay out-of-pocket.”
In the end, however, City Council will be asked to cut the library budget by $3.9 million, instead of $7 million. According to the Star, library hours will probably not have to be reduced. Council will vote next week on the budget.
The extra money came from a $8.8 million surplus from higher-than-expected property tax revenues in 2011.
The Weston Library will be hosting an energy conservation workshop on Thursday, October 20. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority will be explaining energy rates and billing, and showing ways to save money.