Media Advisory - Another Toronto Library to Mark 100 Years of Service!



    
    Toronto Public Library's Annette Street Branch to Celebrate Centennial on
    September 12
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library's Annette Street Branch,
Toronto's second oldest operating public library, will celebrate its 100-year
anniversary with an all-day party on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The event
is open to the public and festivities will include live music, a magician and
juggler, a kids craft table, a birthday cake and more. The West Toronto
Junction Historical Society will present a walking tour of the Junction
community and Heritage Toronto will unveil a plaque to commentate the
Centennial anniversary of the beautiful Beaux-Arts Annette Street Branch
building.

    
    What:   Annette Street Branch 100th Anniversary Party
    Who:    Matthew Church, Chair, Toronto Public Library Board
            Jane Pyper, City Librarian
            Bill Saundercook, Local City Councillor
            Barbara McPhail, Heritage Toronto
    When:   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

            Key times include:
            10:00 a.m. - Birthday card craft table with celebrated children's
            illustrator Loris Lesynski
            10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - Book signing of The Most Attractive
            Resort in Town: Public Library Service in West Toronto Junction,
            1888-2009 by Barbara Myrvold
            10:30 a.m. - Historical Walking Tour with members of the West
            Toronto Junction Historical Society
            12:00 p.m. - Heritage Toronto plaque presentation
            12:30 p.m. - Refreshments and entertainment
            3:00 p.m. - A Trip Down Memory Lane with local historians
            A.B. Rice and Miss Elizabeth McCallum, the first librarian for
            Annette Street Branch
            4:00 p.m. - Draw to win one of five copies of The Most Attractive
            Resort in Town: Public Library Service in West Toronto Junction,
            1888-2009 by Barbara Myrvold
    Where:  Annette Branch, 145 Annette Street
    

    Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 16 million people visit our 99 branches and
borrow almost 30 million items.
    To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Edward Karek, Communications
Officer, (416) 397-5925, media@torontopubliclibrary.ca


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