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TD Summer Reading Club

Join the TD Summer Reading Club on a Reading Adventure. This year’s theme is Eureka! And we are set to offer lots of things for kids to enjoy!

Keep up your reading throughout the summer for the chance to win some incredible prizes.

Grand Prize
One lucky reader will win a Nintendo 3DS !!

Branch Prizes
Each branch will be offering their own set prizes.

Read any books you like, either by yourself or with a caring adult and come tell us about it. Every book you borrow increases your chances to win some amazing prizes!

Look for different activities to earn extra badges and achievements! Wherever you visit, the more you read, the more chances to win!

Start off your Summer @ our Launch Party on Wednesday July 3rd at Milliken Mills Library!

Register & learn about the Summer Reading club! Try some of the games & crafts that will be offered during the summer. And find out how to WIN PRIZES!

What is the TD Summer Reading Club?
This program is designed to keep kids reading over the summer by offering a fun club with games, prizes, activities and more reasons to read. ALL FREE!!

Who can join the Summer Reading Club?
All kids ages Birth -13+ years. Babies, toddlers and children of all ages are invited to join in the fun this summer. Families can read together. Siblings can read to each other. Mom and Dad can read to their babies. As long as your children are reading or being read to, they’re in the club!

How much does it cost and where do I register?
The TD Summer Reading Club is completely free! Children can register online at When you register, you will receive a TD Summer Reading Club package that includes a Reading log passport, activity booklet and coded stickers to activate on-line fun. Please visit your local branch starting July 3rd.

MPL will also be offering a mix of drop-in crafts, activities & special programs* FREE!

Click here for the schedule of TD Summer Reading Club.

The CAVE opens

Monday, July 28, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Cornell Community Centre and Library
3201 Bur Oak Ave.  map

The CAVE is your local production studio and provider of multimedia equipment, fostering creativity and digital literacy in the community of Markham. The CAVE is free to use, and gadgets are free to borrow for every member of Markham Public Library.

Guglielmo Marconi
- The Early Days of Wireless Exhibition

June 16 – October 5, 2014

Location: Collections Building of Markham Museum
9350 Highway 48   map
(2 km north of Highway 7)

Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor, scientist and businessman, who played a critical role in the development of wireless telegraphy. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun. Marconi, engineer and entrepreneur, advanced the worldwide popularity of radio at home and in industry through his Marconi companies. Featuring highlights from the collections of the Hammond Museum of Radio, including a very rare 1901 Marconi spark transmitter, this exhibition explores the rapid development of radio commencing with its early use in maritime telegraphy and safety systems. Communication artifacts will be on display from June 16 to October 5, 2014 in the Collections Building at Markham Museum.

For more information about the Markham Museum, please kindly call 905-294-4576 or go to

Now until September 28, 2014

Did you know the Markham Museum is a great at gardening and wild about water conservation? Find out more by taking part in our brand new self-guided geocaching tour that explores the greenest grounds at the Markham Museum.

What you'll need:

GeoTour Passport: Pick one up at the museum visitor's desk

GPS Unit: Borrow a GPS unit from the visitor's desk, bring your own or use the Google Maps app on your smartphone.

The GeoTour is available during Markham Museum's regular hours with the price of admission.

This program is made possible through the support of the City of Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund.

Location: Collections Building of Markham Museum
             9350 Highway 48   map
             (2 km north of Highway 7)


7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Location: Markham Village Library
6031 Highway 7 East  map

Cost: Free

Free film screenings the last Wednesday of every month at MPL.


Directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 2013

In this documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. (100 min.)

These screenings are all free, thanks to a partnership between the National Film Board and Public Libraries across Canada. Join the Markham Documentary Lovers Meetup for details of even more great film screenings.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905 513 7977
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Zumba Body Sculpting Project

Manage stress and stay health.
Improve self-esteem, get fit, and make friends.

Some volunteer hours may be earned
as part of a project during the program.

Date: Every Friday, starting July 11 to August 29

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: IYC (5284 Highway 7 East)  map

To register, please contact Julia at
or call 905-294-8868 x205.

Concert Sundays at the Bandstand

Location: at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand
 at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.   map

Concert Sundays are presented by the Markham Concert Band
through a Celebrate Markham grant.

The Markham Concert Band is proud to present a Sunday Night Concert Series at the Millennium Bandstand in Unionville this summer.
All concerts start at 7 p.m.

Thanks to Celebrate Markham for their support of this concert series.

Farm to Table Exhibition

This new exhibition will explore the technology surrounding the growth, processing
and preserving of food, as well as social changes and attitudes to food.

As Markham moved from a mainly farming to an urban community,
what we eat and where we get our food also changed.

Runs January 2014-August 2014

The Markham Museum is located at 9350 Highway 48 (2 km north of Highway 7).  map

For more information about the Markham Museum,
please kindly call 905-294-4576 or go to

A Story of Canadian Art:
 As Told by the Hart House Art Collection

May 24 - September 1, 2014

Curated by Dr. Christine Boyanoski

Organized and circulated by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto

The exhibition is financially supported by the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is proud to present a major, national touring exhibition showcasing forty-one works by renowned artists such as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, Tom Thomson, and F.H. Varley.

Drawn from the celebrated Hart House Art Collection, the majority of works in the exhibition feature classic images of the Canadian landscape, coast to coast.

Guided Tours
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville map 

Monday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact us at 905-477-7000 ext. 3261 or

What is Markham? Exhibition

Discover our evolving community in this new orientation gallery exhibition.

Visitors can explore the changes in our landscape, the way we worked, went to school and how we came together as a community over the past 100 years.

This long term exhibition includes aerial photography, a virtual tour of Markham Village in 1910 and a place for visitors to record their memories of Markham Fair.

The Markham Museum is located at 9350 Highway 48 (2 km north of Highway 7).  map

For more information about the Markham Museum, please kindly call 905-294-4576 or go to

Toronto Zoo Giant Panda Mascot Visit

Thursday, July 31, 2014

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Dr. E. map

FREE raffle @ each event for 4 tickets to the Zoo!

This summer join us for a wild and educational book reading followed by a special meet and greet with Toronto Zoo Giant Panda Mascots. At the end of the program children will be given a Zoo activity sheet to take home and encourage their passion for animals with games, colouring and more! Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate. Come and learn how the Toronto Zoo saves and protects animals and their habitats at home and abroad.

Food Handler Certification Program

Obtain you Food Handler Certification for free.

For permanent resident youth ages 14 to 16.

Must be new to Canada within the last 3 years.
Great for your resume and part-time jobs in the food industry.

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: IYC (5284 Highway 7 East) map

To register, please contact Julia at
or call 905-294-8868 x205

RCMP Information Session for Women

Thursday, July 31, 2014

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

RCMP offers a challenging and exciting career to those interested
 in making a difference in their communities and their country.

They are looking for people from all backgrounds
to join Canada’s national police service.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required.


The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

Every Sunday from June 29 to October 12
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 at the Stiver Mill on Station Lane. ( map)


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