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Scarborough Civic Centre Branch Is Now Open!

This morning, Mom and I went to the opening of Toronto Public Library's Scarborough Civc Centre Branch!
I'm so happy!
We finally have a library in my neighbourhood!

They had all sorts of things going on to celebrate the opening.
There was a Mounted Police Officer and a Fire Truck.

Lion Dancers.

Toronto Councillors were there to celebrate as well.
I got to meet Sarah Ducette and we posed for a picture with Glenn DeBaeremaeker.

There was classical Indian dancing.

 There were short speeches by some of the people involved in opening the library.
From left to right we have City Councillers Paul Ainsley, Sarah Doucette and Glenn DeBaeremaker and members of the Toronto Public Library Board Lindsay Colley, Ron Carinci, amd Sue Grantham Nutter. (I didn't catch the name of the woman on the far right.)

Randall Adjei recited a poem that he wrote and he spoke about how poetry saved him. :-)

And we had a ribbon cutting.

 The music was excellent! I know the keyboard player's name is Michael but I don't know the name of the group.

The library has a Digital Innovation Hub which includes a 3D printer. I'm definitely going to learn how to use it!

Of course, the best part of the library was the books!

I borrowed a few of them, and for once we don't have to worry about finding a library branch and making a special trip out to return them. :-D

We have our very own library!!!!!


A new library!

I'm so excited that I'm finally getting a library at Scarborough Town Centre!
It is going to open next week!
This is the most exciting thing that has happened here since I was born!

Here are a couple pictures that we took during the construction.

Scarborough Civic Centre Library (under construction)
June 26, 2014

I also took some pictures at other library branches that I visit.
But, I am super happy that we are finally getting a library in my neighbourhood!

City Hall
Toronto Reference Library
Yorkville Branch
(decorated for Gay Pride last year)
Gerrard Ashdale Branch
Pape/Danforth Branch
Lillian H. Smith Branch
Brookbanks Library
Maryvale Library


A Quick Update!

It has been a long time since I've blogged. I've been very busy!
I've done a lot of things in the last few weeks. I had my first Highland Dance exam and I got 'commended'.  I auditioned for a couple of summer dance intensives and I got into one of them!

I went to the Science Centre, the Scarborough Museum, Mackenzie House and lots of other places.

I did a lapidary workshop and I went to the Gem and Mineral Show at Don Mills... It has been a lot of fun but not much time to blog with all my school work and rehearsals.

Here is a picture from the lapidary workshop. Mom loves making cabochons and Dad and I got the chance to learn. One day we will get our own cabbing machine.

Here is a picture of me rehearsing violin. My violin exam is coming up and I have been rehearsing with my accompanist.

One of the coolest things we did was making handmade books at Mackenzie House. It was a special craft that they had for Print Month (in April).

Here is a picture of my Mom using the Printing Press for the very first time.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!

And here are the books we made,
Mine is on the left; Mom's is in the centre; and Dad's is on the right.