Riverdale Library turns 100!

Riverdale Library Turns 100!!

If you love books, you won’t want to miss this.  Please join Toronto Public Library Staff, Councillor Paula Fletcher and other members of the community on Saturday October 2, 2010 at 10:30 to kick off a day of festivities as Riverdale Library celebrates 100 years of service.

The event is open to the public and entertainment includes live music, drummers, magicians and jugglers, a historical walking tour and more. Library officials and community partners will officially toast the wonderful Carnegie, Georgian revival building at 12 noon.

What:        Riverdale Branch, 100th Birthday Party
Who:         Jane Pyper, City Librarian
When:       10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Key times include:

10:30 am: Library to Library in Riverdale: a community walking tour cosponsored by Heritage Toronto, Riverdale Historical Society and Toronto Public Library. Start: Mustard Seed, 791 Queen Street East, 3 blocks east of Broadview Avenue.  Finish: Riverdale Branch, 370 Broadview Avenue

11:00 am:  Meet Toronto Public Library’s mascot, Dewey! Children’s dress up and face painting with Riverdale Branch staff.

12:00 pm: Official centennial ceremony with City Librarian Jane Pyper

1:00 pm: An outdoor juggler on stilts from Centre of Gravity.

2:00 pm: Family entertainment with local storyteller Sally Jaeger, a strolling magician and a Chinese Lion Dance by Northern Legs Southern Fists.  Meet a local police officer on horseback and have your picture taken on a Toronto Fire Services fire truck.

3:00 pm: A giant Happy Birthday cake for all!

Where:    Riverdale Branch, 370 Broadview Avenue (Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East)

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