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Icon of the event After School Club - Library Escape It!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Love escape rooms? Race against time to solve brain teasers, puzzles, and trivia before you end up trapped inside Pape/Danforth Library forever*! (*Not really.) Do you have what it takes to escape?! Ages 6-12....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Icon of the event After School Club - Monster Mash!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

RAWR! Doom and darkness, it's monster time at the library! Come create scary, nightmarish, teeth chomping, crafts each Tuesday this October. Take your creations home, and scare your loved ones! Ages 6-12....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 03
Tue Oct 10
Tue Oct 17
Tue Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
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 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 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 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 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 Fall Paper Making Club
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you know you can make paper yourself? We have the Club for you then! Bring your own materials or come and see a demonstration of how this technique can be done cheaply and easily. Reserve your table as space is limited. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 11
Mon Sep 25
Mon Oct 02
Mon Oct 16
Mon Oct 23
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...

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....