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Icon of the event I killed my mother - A Great Canadian Film!
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The film beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of the...

Icon of the event Tournament Fridays
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

The Youth Hub at Cedarbrae Library presents video game tournaments on the first friday of each month....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 06
Fri Nov 03
Icon of the event Culture Days @ the Library with Ensemble Topaz
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Ensemble Topaz is pleased to present their diverse music and dance arts from Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. An interactive one-hour session will include demonstrations of dance, music and rhythm. All are welcome. P...

Icon of the event Spirit of Africa
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Evelyn Gregory

Get ready to move! This two hour workshop will consist of a series of movements, songs and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by a lesson of a popular African dance.

Icon of the event Cutting Corners: Collage Culture
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Join well-known artist, Greg McCarthy to learn the fundamentals of collage and transition into Punk Album covers. Participants will create their own collages. All materials will be provided free of charge. For Ages 13 to 19 y...

Icon of the event The Triplets of Belleville - A Great Canadian Film!
Fri Sep 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This NFB animated film is packed and fun for the whole family. A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville where she tracks him down with the hel...

Icon of the event WaterColour Mixed Media Landscape
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Learn to create paintings inspired by Toronto's landscape. Understand the different elements of a landscape and compositional techniques. For Ages 13 to 19 years. To register, call 416-396-8850, or register in person at the R...

Icon of the event Fall Paper Making Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you know you can make paper yourself? We have the Club for you then! Bring your own materials or come and see a demonstration of how this technique can be done cheaply and easily. Reserve your table as space is limited. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 11
Mon Sep 25
Mon Oct 02
Mon Oct 16
Mon Oct 23
Icon of the event Bookbinding 101
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Starting with simple folding and stapling techniques and progressing to advanced sewn and casebound book structures, this workshop will guide participants through various methods of binding. Participants will learn to house t...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 09
Sat Sep 16
Sat Sep 23
Icon of the event Hand Drawn Animation 101
Thu Sep 07, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Animation and moving pictures have changed storytelling. This Teens/Young Adult workshop will explore the basics of hand-drawn animation with a focus on storytelling. For ages 13 to 19 years. Register in person at the branch ...