Upcoming programs:  Five Personal Finance programs presented by CPA Canada. Limit of 30 participants.

Facts about Tax – Wed., Oct. 2, 2:00-3:00 pm.

Understand why there are taxes, how the tax system works, and what taxes are used for. Learn why you need to file a tax return and the government assistance/benefits gained from filing a return. Learn how to file, what happens once a tax return is filed and the importance of the Notice of Assessment.

Disability:  Accessing Your Benefits – Wed., Oct. 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan and how to assess them. Learn the CRA’s definition of a disability. Understand how the Disability Tax Credit and eligible medical expenses are applied to a tax return. Learn about Registered Disability Savings Plans, contributions and benefits, and tax implications.

Planning for Your Retirement – Wed., Oct 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn how to become proactive and start retirement planning early. Understand the limitations of income security programs and the need to supplement them. The workshop looks at sources of retirement income from government, non-registered investments and employer pensions, and provides retirement savings strategies.

Managing Your Finances in Retirement – Wed., Oct. 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn the art of budgeting: balancing the budget, sources of retirement income, expenses and stretching your resources. Looks at common financial strategies for the three stages of retirement.

Estate Planning – Wed., Oct. 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m

Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets during life and upon death. Learn about powers of attorney, wills, joint accounts, gifting and trusts.

Winterize Your Nature-Friendly Garden – Tues., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

After the growing season, how do you protect your nature-friendly landscape features? From lawn care and leaf cleanup to preparing for next year’s gardens, learn what to do this fall. Presented by the TRCA as part of Toronto Public Library’s Our Fragile Planet program series. Free program and no registration required. Limit of 30.

Monday Night at the Movies is a weekly program for adults and it is held on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Knitting and Crocheting Drop-In is held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) is available to adult library card holders beginning on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at Port Union.

For more program information, visit the website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or phone Answerline at 416-393-7131.

Submitted by Seema Datta, Senior Library Assistant

HOURS

Monday            10:00 – 8:30

Tuesday           12:30 – 8:30

Wednesday     10:00 – 6:00

Thursday         12:30 – 8:30

Friday               10:00 – 6:00

Saturday          9:00 – 5:00

Sunday             Closed