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Hobbies, Crafts & Games

Icon of the event Teen Interest/Hobby Groups
Ongoing event running from Wed Sep 09, 2015 - Wed Aug 31, 2016
Location: Pape/Danforth

Drop in and spend one hour and a half in the library. We have three volunteer-run groups in one room:...

Icon of the event Chess in the Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bridlewood

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 27
Fri Jun 03
Fri Jun 10
Fri Jun 17
Fri Jun 24
Icon of the event Adults' Chess Club
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Play casual chess for ages 13 years and up. Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 28
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: North York Central Library

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills. Every Saturday from 2-4. Drop in - no registration required. Co-sponsored with


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 28
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Icon of the event Lunch Club Games
11:45 am - 12:45 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Play board games, build Lego or Snap Circuits on your lunch hour. School age kids. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Icon of the event Adult Crafternoon
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Need a break? Drop in for an afternoon gathering of adult crafters who teach and learn from one another. Craft any designs from sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting and more! Bring a project that you are working on or pick ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Tuesday Knit Night!
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albert Campbell

Beginners and pros alike are welcome to join our knitting group! Come and learn the basics, or practice some advanced techniques. Some supplies provided, please bring your own if you have them.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 07
Tue Jun 14
Tue Jun 21
Tue Jun 28
Icon of the event Basic Gardening Skills Workshop
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albert Campbell

Come out and learn about gardening practices and ideas!...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event After School Club:  Ancient Civilizations!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Discover the golden ages of history through trivia, games, and crafts at the library. We'll explore Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, and much more! Ages 6-12....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Knit & Lit
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Are you a knitter or have always wanted to learn? Bring your needles and yarn and join us the first Wednesday of the month to share ideas, skills or knit socially....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 01
Wed Jul 06
Wed Aug 03
Wed Sep 07