Puppets with some strings attached

When Helen Juvonen and Tyler Seguin, who had toyed with the idea of trying their hands at puppetry, saw a performance by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, they knew which style they wished to explore. They began by taking a course with Puppetmongers, the East End brother-and-sister team (see Entertainment Beat)  who are passing on […]

Librarians look back on years of change

Three long-time Beaches library staff have retired. Maureen McPhee, Rita Connolly and Gwen Sims all called it a day at the end of March, taking with them more than 50 years of work at the branch. As fate would have it, the three spent their final weeks on strike, settling just in time for the […]

Add fun with home-made puppets

June 5, storyteller Sally Jaeger and I are participating in the first Ontario Ultimate Block Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Toronto’s historic Fort York.  From 7,000 to 10,000 children and their families will tour and take part in about 20 play-based learning-activity centres. The activities are for children aged one to 81, […]