Toronto Public Library

TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club- Fall Registration is OPEN!

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t’s that time of year again! Registration for the Fall session of the TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is officially open! Here is a quick rundown of what the TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is all about:

  • free readers’ theatre program 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

10am-12pm

2pm-4pm

td-bank-logoThis program is free for participants, thanks to the continued generous support of TD Bank Financial Group.
For more information on the TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, please contact us!
Phone: 416 703 4881
Email: education@shakespeareinaction.org

TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club- Spring Session Taking Registrations!

– TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club - Jump for Shakespeare! Photo: SIA

– TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club – Jump for Shakespeare! Photo: SIA

Do your kids need a little drama in their life?

Well, Shakespeare will turn 450 (!) this April – what better way to celebrate than by joining the TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club!

This is a FREE readers’ theatre program for children ages 7-12.

Witches, ghosts, potions, magic, and humour!

Led by professional actors and educators, kids explore plays like Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, and Henry IVth. They read aloud, play drama games, get a head start on high school, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans.

The program runs for 6 Saturdays at 10 Toronto Public Library branches. The Spring session starts Saturday, April 5th. Register early at participating branches. Please see below!

SPRING

Saturdays from:
April 5 – May 10, 2014

Morning (10am – 12pm)

Afternoon (2pm-4pm)

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What’s Ahead in 2014

Happy New Year, everyone! The SIA team is back into the swing of things after the Winter Break, and we’ve got some great projects lined up in the coming months! Here is a taste of what is happening in 2014.

TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club

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The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is our free readers’ theatre program for children ages 7-12, and is located at Toronto Public Library branches across the city! The Winter Session runs on Saturdays from February 1-March 8. Visit a participating branch to register!

The Shakespeare Challenge

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The Shakespeare Challenge is back for the third year! This year, our fearless champions will be performing an abridged version of Twelfth Night. On top of that, they will be raising money for Shakespeare in Action’s subsidized ticket program, providing access to theatre for students across Toronto. Tickets for the gala performance and silent auction on February 8 will be on sale soon, so make sure to check back for more information!

Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for a creative way to tell someone you love them this Valentine’s Day? Why not let us do the work! Purchase a Sonnet for your sweetie for only $25, and one of our talented Shakespeare Kids will call your loved one to recite a Shakespeare Sonnet just for them! Make sure to purchase yours today!

Romeo and Juliet

L-R: Kaleb Alexander and Shaina Silver-Baird Photo: Joel Charlebois

Romeo and Juliet returns as part of the Double Tragedy this Spring, along with Macbeth. Already enjoyed by thousands of students across Toronto and the GTA, Romeo and Juliet will run from March 27-April 10. For more information on performance dates and times, or to book your seats, visit the Romeo and Juliet show page!

Macbeth

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Macbeth is the second show on board as part of the Double Tragedy this Spring. Like Romeo and Juliet, this show has been enjoyed by thousands of students across Toronto and the GTA, and will run from March 28- April 11. For more information on performance dates and times, or to book your seats, visit the Macbeth show page!

TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club – Winter Session!

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Do your kids need a little drama in their life?  A program to channel all that pent-up winter energy?

The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club returns this February – a FREE readers’ theatre program for children ages 7-12.

Witches, ghosts, potions, magic, and humour!

Led by professional actors and educators, kids explore plays like Romeo & Juliet,MacbethMidsummer Night’s DreamTempestComedy of Errors, and Henry IVth.  They read aloud, play drama games, get a head start on high school, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans.

The program runs for 6 Saturdays at 10 Toronto Public Library branches. The Winter session starts Saturday, February 1st. Register early at participating branches. Please see below!

WINTER
Saturdays from:
February 1 – March 8, 2014

Morning (10am – 12pm)

Afternoon (2pm-4pm)

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Photo Friday- One day away from The Shakespeare for Kids Library Program!

Hello dearest readers. Happy Friday!

I know we are all looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend, but I know some folks who are ready to have some fun! Our TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is back for another session starting on November 2, at Toronto Public Library locations across the city! The sessions run from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

We had a training session on Monday with our library instructors and some of our interns! Our Education Coordinator led the group through a series of workshops, so they will be able to lead their own groups through Shakespeare’s works!

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For more information, please visit our website, or you can register at your local branch!

Have a fantastic weekend!

TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club – Taking Registrations!

- TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club -  Jump for Shakespeare! Photo: SIA

– TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club –
Jump for Shakespeare!
Photo: SIA

 

This one is for all the Shakespeare Kids out there who need a little drama in their life!

Supported generously by TD, the Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is a FREE readers’ theatre program for children ages 7-12.

Witches, ghosts, potions, magic, and humour!

Led by professional actors and educators, kids explore plays like Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, and Henry IVth.    They read aloud, play drama games, learn how to insult each other in Elizabethan English (oh, the skills we teach them), get a head start on high school, and make friends with other budding Bards.

The program runs for 6 Saturdays at 10 Toronto Public Library branches in the fall, 10 in the winter, and 10 in the spring.  The very first session for 2013/2014 starts Saturday, November 2nd.  Register early at participating branches. Please see below!
 
FALL
Saturdays from:
November 2 – December 7, 2013

Morning (10am – 12pm)

Afternoon (2pm-4pm)

 
WINTER
Saturdays from:
February 1 – March 8, 2014

Morning (10am – 12pm)

Afternoon (2pm-4pm)

 
SPRING
Saturdays from:
April 5 – May 10, 2014

Morning (10am – 12pm)

Afternoon (2pm-4pm)

 
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TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club – Winter Session!

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The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is a free readers’ theatre program for Shakespeare Kids ages 7-12!

Join SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION for storytelling adventures! Explore the world of magic, wizards, potions, and ghosts in some of the greatest stories ever told!

Jump into plays like Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, and Henry IVth.

Play drama games, get a head start on high school, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans!

The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is led by professional actors and educators.  It runs for 6 consecutive Saturdays, February 2nd to March 9th at these Toronto Public Libraries:

 

10am-12pm
Kennedy/Eglinton
Brentwood
Long Branch
Woodside Square
S. Walter Stewart

2pm-4pm
Cedarbrae
Leaside
Locke
Dufferin/St. Clair
Goldhawk Park

 

Register early at participating branches!  For more information, click here.

Spread the word!

Image by Mark A. Hicks for Discovery Education’s Clip Art Gallery