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Icon of the event Afterschool Games
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

Teens and Children can drop-in to enjoy some afterschool fun with games such as Jenga, Connect Four, Yahtzee, Snakes and Ladders, and more!


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 05
Wed Oct 12
Wed Oct 19
Wed Oct 26
Wed Nov 02
Icon of the event Artists on the Edge: Creative Madness
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Creativity and madness have often been linked. We will have a look at the images created by some of the more unusual artists in the history of art. Bosch, van der Goes, Gericault, Ensor, Richard Dadd, Munch, Van Gogh, Gauguin...

Icon of the event ND's Haunted House! TWO DAYS!
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Do you have what it takes to walk through Northern District's Haunted House? They say the Northern District Library is haunted and spirits linger the halls on Hallows Eve. Come out if you're up for a fright! All ages welco...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 29
Mon Oct 31
Icon of the event Ciné-Club
Mon Nov 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

La bibliothèque vous invite à profiter du bon film, La Famille Bélier. Le film sera suivi d'une discussion. Sous-titres en français sera disponibles....

Icon of the event Orchardviewers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Spend an enjoyable afternoon listening to a range of performers and speakers. From author visits to musicians you will enjoy our entertainment on a weekly basis. Our 2016 fall sessions will host poets, singers, explorers and ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 29
Thu Oct 06
Thu Oct 13
Thu Oct 20
Thu Oct 27
Icon of the event CANCELLED - Film Club: Things Arab Men Say
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Northern District

This engaging documentary introduces us to Jay, Ghassan, Faisal, Adnan, Falah, Bashar and Ramey, who spend an afternoon in a barber shop discussing work, family, politics, and religion while getting haircuts and a shave. We b...

Icon of the event Artists in the Library: Poetry Life Writing Circle #1 Thursday Evenings
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

An ongoing writing workshop open to all emerging writers or curious people of any age interested in developing writing and poetry skills. Participants will explore poetic conventions of expressing the 'lyrical self' and dra...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 29
Thu Oct 06
Thu Oct 13
Thu Oct 20
Thu Oct 27
Icon of the event Photographing Architectural Change in Toronto
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Documentary photographer Peter MacCallum will begin his illustrated talk by showing how Toronto?s first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented our city?s rapid development between 1911 and 1940. He will then present h...

Icon of the event Artists in the Library: Poetry with Annie Wong - #3 Wednesday Afternoons
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Join artist Annie Wong for experimental and hands-on poetry workshops. Learn, collaborate and have fun with different forms of expression. Call 416-395-5710 to register....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 23
Wed Nov 30
Wed Dec 07
Wed Dec 14
Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...