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Icon of the event Puppet Show:  Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
Thu Jul 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

West African tale from picture book by Eric Kimmel. Anansi the spider used a strange rock to trick the other animals, until Bush Deer teaches him a lesson. Followed by a short film....

Icon of the event Puppet Show: The Tiger Skin Rug
Sat May 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Set in India, this puppet show is based on the picture book by Gerald Rose. An old, gentle and starving tiger pretends to be a tiger skin rug in order to eat the leftovers from the abundant meals of a Rajah and his family. On...

Icon of the event May the Fourth: Star Wars Party
Thu May 04, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Kids! Caregivers! Families!...

Icon of the event Summer Family Film: Sing
Thu Jul 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. Ra...

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Summer Family Film: The LEGO Batman Movie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Rate PG: 1hr 40min

Icon of the event Lion Dance
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Enjoy a traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance and a small craft!...

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Black Creek Pioneer Village visits York Woods
Sat May 06, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Learn how wool from a sheep becomes a sweater! Try carding and spinning wool. Contact the branch for registration info.

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind som...

Icon of the event Pride Voguing Workshop
Sat Jun 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

The ballroom scene is one of the most creative movements to emerge from LGBTQ history. Started by Black and Latino drag queens, gender benders and aspiring fashionistas in New York City in the 1970s, the ballroom floor is an ...