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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 Jul 02
Sat Jul 09
Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 23
Sat Jul 30
Icon of the event Knitting & Crochet Circle
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Weston

Join us for an informal knitting and crochet circle. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own items/supplies.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 03
Mon Oct 17
Mon Oct 24
Icon of the event Discovery Fridays
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Queen/Saulter

Discover and learn something new at each PA Day Friday. Materials will be provided. Ages 6+.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 07
Icon of the event Shrunken Apple Heads and other Creepy crafts
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Make an apple head doll or a gruesome shrunken head. Try some other spooky crafts. Please register at the branch for the series of 4 afterschool workshops. Space is limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 19
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Mon Oct 17
Mon Oct 24
Icon of the event Maker Monday: Bookish Hedgehog
Mon Aug 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Make a cute, not-so-prickly hedgehog from a book. A great gift, or a unique way to display photos, notes, and cards....

Icon of the event Summer Lego Competition
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Humber Summit

Join in the fun and see what you can build with our huge collection of Lego pieces on one massive table top.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 07
Thu Jul 14
Thu Jul 21
Thu Jul 28
Thu Aug 04
Icon of the event Go Craft Yourself! with Ryan Kerr
Mon Jul 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Artist, activist and visual thinker Ryan Kerr is excited to lead a workshop on storytelling using only glue, scissors and construction paper. Based on his self-published memoir...

Icon of the event PS4 Fun Gaming Day
Ongoing event running from Sat Jul 02, 2016 - Sat Aug 27, 2016
Location: Humber Summit

Join us for a weekly PS4 gaming competition in the branch. Sign up and play against other kids in the neighbourhood. Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Icon of the event HOWL-o-WEEN Party!
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Queen/Saulter

Join us for tricks and treats! Don't forget to wear your costume.

Icon of the event Making Great Sausage with The Healthy Butcher
Sat Sep 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Dave Meli, head butcher at Toronto's own Healthy Butcher, shows us how to make our own great-tasting sausages at home and discusses the importance of organic, sustainable farming - not just for our environment, but for our be...