Breakin’ it Down

Pape/Danforth LibaryMarch Break Activities at the Pape/Danforth Library

By Daniel Polowin

Worried your kids are going to waste away their March Break doing nothing? Looking for something fun for them to do? Check out the activities on offer at your local library branch. Space is limited for these events and some require a fee, so call ahead at 416-393-7727 to make sure you get your spots.
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Red Cross Babysitting Course

Monday, March 11
9:00 – 5:00

For budding sitters age 11–15, this comprehensive day-long program teaches everything needed to know about babysitting in a fun, interactive, and informative way. This course costs $50 and includes all course materials including a manual. Registration required at

Stories and Craft

Tuesday, March 12
2:00 – 3:00

For ages 3+, there will be readings of stories and the making of a craft. Free tickets also available 30 minutes before the event.
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March Break Puppet Show

Wednesday, March 13
10:30 – 11:10, 2:00 – 2:40

Who doesn’t like a good puppet show? This all-ages, half-hour show will have two performances. Free tickets also available 30 minutes before.

Get the Beat: Poetry Fun for Tweens and Teens

Thursday, March 14
2:00 – 3:15

This is an interactive poetry workshop for kids ages 9–14 led by singer/songwriter Honey Novick. Space is limited so please register.

The Power of the Pen: Handwriting Analysis

Friday, March 15
10:30 – 12:30

For teens and adults, Elaine Charal, a certified handwriting analyst, leads an informative and entertaining session on what a person’s handwriting says about him or her. Participants will learn how to communicate more effectively with friends, co-workers, family, and clients through handwritten notes. Everyone will have a five-minute individual handwriting analysis before or after the presentation.
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Creepy Crawler Express

Friday, March 15
2:00 – 2:45

Led in a safe environment by professional staff, this hands-on show for kids age 4+ introduces a variety of interesting reptiles and insects.  Free tickets also available 30 minutes before the show.

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