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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 Apr 29
Fri May 06
Fri May 13
Fri May 20
Fri May 27
Icon of the event Balcony Gardening
Sat Apr 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Want to grow plants for food or pleasure but don't have room for a backyard garden? In this hands-on workshop, folks from the Toronto Seed Library will cover the techniques and challenges specific to gardening in containers. ...

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 Apr 30
Sat May 07
Sat May 14
Sat May 21
Sat May 28
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 Apr 30
Sat May 07
Sat May 14
Sat May 21
Sat May 28
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 02
Mon May 09
Mon May 16
Mon May 23
Mon May 30
Icon of the event After School Club
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Register and join our Afterschool Club. Each month is a new series of activities. Ages 8-12 in the Children's Dept. Limited space. No groups permitted. No afterschool club will be running in March or June.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 02
Mon May 09
Mon May 16
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 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
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 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
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 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31