Explore Your Imagination with interactive kids’ activities at the Library
From 1pm to 5pm on June 4th, the Queen/Saulter Library at 765 Queen Street East will have a variety of interactive kids’ activities ,as part of he 4th Annual Riverside Eats and Beats StreetFEST. Come out and enjoy face painting and the opportunity to learn Origami: the art of Japanese paper folding!
Happening just outside the library doors at the festival’s Saulter Street Closure, don’t miss being inspired by Children’s VocalWork Choir’s uplifting pop tunes from 2-3pm, as well as local musicians Dustin and Caleb, as they perform blues, folk and rock and roll from 3-5:30pm.
FUN FACTS about the Queen/Saulter Library:
An episode of the Kids of Degrassi Street (the original Degrassi series) was filmed in the branch. The branch exterior and the surrounding area was made up to appear to be from the 1930s for the filming of the movie Cinderella Man. Many other films and TV shows have been filmed in or around the branch.
The branch opened in 1979 and was relocated in 1980 to the former Postal Station G, designed in 1913 by architect E. J. Lennox, the architect who also designed Old City Hall, Casa Loma and the King Edward Hotel! The branch’s wooden doors, marble flooring and marble counters date back to 1913.
The branch shares its space with the Ralph Thornton Centre, a multipurpose community facility that serves the greater Riverdale area, and will also be doing fabulous activities in its 2nd floor space during Riverside Eats & Beats – stayed tuned!
In addition to the Library’s greats books and multi-media, the branch has fun and free programs like the Lego Club, Saturday Family time, health and wellness talks, and a whole schedule of great programming. Also, be sure to make use of the library’s great services like after hours’ book drop, express checkout, pedometer lending, computer workstations and free WI-FI.
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BIG THANK YOU to Riverside Eats & Beats sponsors for helping make this fantastic event possible: Streetcar Developments, Hullmark Developments, Downtown Automotive Group, Metroland Media, and GoodHood.