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Icon of the event Newcomer Youth Club
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Fairview

A great volunteering opportunity for newcomer youth and for other youth who enjoy giving support to their fellow teens while earning volunteer hours. The club meets twice a month. Activities include book discussions, reading...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 25
Icon of the event Beatboxing 101 with Eddy
Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairview

A high-energy interactive workshop that will teach you how to make music without any musical intruments and with loads of fun games, crazy beats and unique sounds. All ages are wlecome. Registration is required. Please call ...

Icon of the event 'Rembrandt by Rembrandt'
Fri Feb 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Art historian, Anne Thackray returns with a lecture on Rembrandt. Rembrandt made more portraits of himself than any other major artist of his times - or for centuries after. Was Rembrandt simply tracing the effects of pass...

Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son -- with Film Director Jeanette Kong
Fri Feb 20, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Please join us for this public screening of Jeanette Kong's documentary follwed by a Q&A with the director herself!...

Icon of the event Teen Game Night
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Woodside Square

Come and play some cool Wii Games at the library. For ages 10-16 yrs old. No registration required, just drop in!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 19
Thu Feb 26
Icon of the event Black History Month: Gumboots Dance
Fri Feb 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Gumboots is a rhythmic, dynamic dance originating from South Africa, and requiring the use of rubber boots. It is a first influence of Stomp dance, a discipline where the body becomes the musical instrument, eyes the lyrics ...

Icon of the event Film Essay
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

20-22:ALPHA is a nonverbal documentary film produced and directed by local artist Thierry Loa. In his words, 20-22 is "a cinematic symphony of spectacular moving images and evocative music, describing the futuristic world of ...

Icon of the event Arsenals ...100% Kick -Ass Ska
Sat Feb 07, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Come and rap with The Arsenals, a 100% Kick- Ass SKA band. Tap, dance, sing to this style of popular music combinging calypso, jazz, rhythm and blues, a forerunner of reggae.

Icon of the event The history of African music
Sat Feb 07, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairview

A workshop exhibiting different African instruments and how the sounds reflect in world music. Featuring instruments such as drums (dondo), xylophone, acoustics, & more! Participants can learn about the soundscape of Africa, ...

Icon of the event NFB film club featuring the film Hue: a matter of colour
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

This feature documentary by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin is a personal yet global investigation into the history and current state of colourism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences ...