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TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club- Only 3 weeks to go!


The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is back, and there are only 3 weeks left until the first session begins! Register your Shakespeare Kid for this free readers’ theatre program, available for kids ages 7-12!

  • Magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told!
  • Explore plays such as The Comedy of ErrorsMacbeth, A Midsummer Night’s DreamRomeo & JulietThe Tempest, and Twelfth Night.
  • Play drama games and meet other Shakespeare fans!
  • Led by professional actors and educators.
  • Up to 24 participants per session.
  • Register at your chosen Toronto Public Library branch from the list below.

Fall Session

Saturdays, November 1 – December 6, 2014



Spots are filling fast, so make sure to register today!

td-bank-logoThis program is free for participants, thanks to the generous support of TD Bank Financial Group.


Quite the Character!

Have you ever tried to count how many characters Shakespeare has created? It’s a soaring combination of fictional, historical and mythical characters that all weave together to form the world of Shakespeare. They’re an interesting mix of evil sidekicks, lovers and dreamers.

Let’s take a look at his villains. There’s the iconic Macbeth and Lady Macbeth whose guilt is a premise for their demise. Brutus and Cassius run the show in Julius Caesar and then there’s Richard III who was so cruel he got a whole pay to himself. Lastly there’s possibly the most sinister, Iago. He misleads Othello and betrays his trust in a plan to take down the Moor.

In honour of Valentine’s day, can you think of any of Shakespeare’s most romantic characters? I’ll start you off with the one and only Romeo, the most iconic romantic character of our time!