Is there a better rainy day pastime than curling up with a good read, especially in the fall? How about curling up with a good book amongst the backdrop of stacks of good books? It’s the bibliophile’s dream!
When’s the last time you visited the public library? In today’s life of instant access to the internet, e-books and online book stores like Indigo and Amazon, a trip to the library doesn’t seem as essential as it was years ago. But one of the many arguments in favour of a good old-fashioned library is the sense of place that comes with bricks and mortar, the smell of old books and the intangible element of serendipity that happens when you browse leisurely through the book stacks.
Libraries aren’t just for eager readers either. They have loads of programming and other lending resources for the young and young at heart.
One branch that is particularly rich with options is the Northern District Branch of the Toronto Public Library, located at 40 Orchard View Boulevard. While this branch has relocated a couple of times over its history, its roots extend back to 1909! This has been a community hub for over a century.
*Photo courtesy of @TPLNDistrict
Enrich your mind by attending any one of multiple lecture series from subject matter experts. Or they often have talks given by authors about their books. Many of these are being done virtually at the moment due to COVID-19, but this branch had a fascinating roster of guests pre-pandemic, and no doubt will again when programming fully resumes.
Are you a budding writer? Meet with like-minded folk to help critique and grow your work at one of their writer’s circles. Comic book lovers will love the Graphic Novel group. Interested in discussing thought-provoking literature? Join one of the book clubs that address various genres.
There are also hobby seminars and interactive programming for babies, kids and teens alike. For young parents, the library is a great place to meet other young parents and share support through the trials and tribulations of the early days of parenting. There is also a teen zone space dedicated to creating comfort and piquing the curiosity for that challenging age group.
There is gallery space as well as meeting rooms available for use by the public! Just don’t forget your mask!
* Photo courtesy of the Toronto District Library.
Easily accessible by the subway ( from the Eglinton Subway Station, walk one block north on the west side of Yonge Street), this library branch also has parking nearby. Or better yet – how excellent would it be to be able to stroll over to this gem of a library when you need a new novel, when kids are doing a research project, or when you feel like learning something new? If you lived at our brand new Midtown listing, you are less than a 5-minute walk away!
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