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Icon of the event Knitting Group
9:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Port Union

If you enjoy knitting and would like the chance to meet other knitters please come to this free drop-in program. All you need to bring are knitting needles and your favorite yarn. A volunteer will be here to provide instructi...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 29
Sat Aug 12
Sat Aug 19
Sat Aug 26
Icon of the event Digitizing Family Memories
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 05, 2017 - Thu Sep 28, 2017
Location: Cedarbrae

Bring your photographs, family heirlooms, writings and other materials to be documented and digitized as part of your personal collection. 10 AM to 1.30 PM. All Ages welcome. No registration required....

Icon of the event Summer Chess Club
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

Join us for Summer Chess Club. Have fun challenging others and make new friends. Participants will get the opportunity to play Chess indoors and outdoors on our custom Chess tables. The focus will be to learn the basics of ch...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jul 24
Mon Jul 31
Mon Aug 14
Mon Aug 21
Icon of the event Curios Cartographers
Mon Sep 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Participants will design a map out lining routes to favourite books and nooks at the branch. Supplies will be provided. To register, call 416-396-8850 or register in person at the children's desk. Limited space!!!

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 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 Magic Camp
9:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

(Ages 8-10) Sign up for Magic Camp and learn amazing tricks and illusions from a professional magician over the course of one week. Discover the secrets of coin and rope magic, make your own props and put on your own show! Re...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 14
Tue Aug 15
Wed Aug 16
Thu Aug 17
Fri Aug 18
Icon of the event Making Personalized Paper
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Participants will learn to make their own paper. Embedding seeds, leaves and flower from the library's surrounding neighbourhood, they will archive the environment in a novel way. To register, call 416-396-8850 or register i...

Icon of the event Making Salt Clay from Scratch
Mon Sep 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Messy participants are invited to make clay from scratch and create their own 'stone tablets.' Ages 7 to 12 years. Register in person at the Children's desk or call 416-396-8850 to register. Limited space.

Icon of the event Bookbinding 101
Ongoing event running from Sat Sep 09, 2017 - Sat Sep 23, 2017
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...