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Icon of the event Silk Flower Making Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A craft created in Japan, popular in Taiwan and China. Attend our monthly classes and have flowers all year round....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 24
Tue Mar 21
Fri Apr 28
Fri May 26
Icon of the event Magic Show with WonderPhil the Magic Guy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Enjoy our special March Break free magic show for the whole family at Palmerston Library Theatre!...

Icon of the event Soundstreams Salon 21 at the Library: Found Sounds
Tue Mar 14, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: York Woods

Compose and perform your very own piece of music with everyday objects. This free workshop led by Soundstreams musicians invites people of all ages to explore communal rhythms and musical improvisation - it can be as simple a...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (2014)
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Ru...

Icon of the event Tuesday Docs - History, Mystery and Discoveries
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Documentaries present us with a better understanding of our past, present and future. This weekly program is a small captivating selection of local and international films from our collection....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 21
Tue Feb 28
Tue Mar 07
Tue Mar 14
Tue Mar 21
Icon of the event Looking for funding?  Explore Grant Connect
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Need funding for your charitable community group, arts organization, school, camp, or church group? Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information available only through subscription or at the Toronto Publi...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Mar 06
Mon Apr 10
Icon of the event The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

John Cleese, as the descendant of Sherlock Holmes, stars in this detective parody of international power and intrigue. Yet another attempt to save the world - although nothing seems to go right - is complete with Arthur Lowe ...

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 Feb 22
Wed Mar 01
Wed Mar 08
Icon of the event Poetry Circle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Do you write poetry? Want to meet other poets in the community in a friendly, supportive environment to air your work? Drop in to our poetry circle to share feedback, encouragement and inspiration. Meetings take place on t...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Mar 01
Wed Mar 15
Wed Apr 05
Wed Apr 19
Wed May 03
Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 2: Romanesque & Gothic Churches
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This talk covers the essential characteristics of these major medieval architectural styles, and examines some of the landmark churches of each period. We'll compare the fortress-like Romanesque to the lightness of Gothic. Jo...