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Icon of the event Learn to Camp with Parks Canada
Sat Jun 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Learn about Canada's national parks, tips on planning a camping trip, and related skills like setting up a tent and cooking in the outdoors....

Icon of the event Chess Club
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Players of all skill levels are invited to play in a friendly and welcoming environment. Drop-in. No registration required....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 08
Sat Jul 15
Sat Jul 22
Sat Jul 29
Sat Aug 05
Icon of the event Street Knit
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Put your needles together and help keep someone without a home warm this year. Patterns, wool and some needles are available, but all material contributions and donations are welcome....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Tue Jun 27
Tue Jul 25
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. Crafts range from beading and jewelry making, paper crafts, and more. Bring a project that you are working on or pick up...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 01
Mon May 08
Mon May 15
Mon May 22
Mon May 29
Icon of the event Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Fri May 05, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Create a stop motion animation movie using the Stop Motion Studio App. *Please bring your own mobile device* Ages 13 and up. Register in person or phone 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event Toronto: A swimmable, drinkable, fishable water city
Thu May 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

New to TO? Not sure where you can swim? We have what you need to know (and do!) in this new city of yours. Swim Drink Fish Canada will help you make the transition from "newcomer" to "Torontonian" by giving you the informatio...

Icon of the event Show & Tell: Storytelling at the Library
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Everybody has a story to tell. Bring an object and join us for a show and tell program. Make connections with others in your community while working with researchers from the University of Toronto to shape your stories and me...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 26
Fri Jun 23
Icon of the event Knit & Crochet Afternoon
2:00 pm - 3:00 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. Socialize with other knitters and crocheters! Some supplies provided, please bring your own if ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 29
Sat May 13
Sat May 27
Sat Jun 10
Sat Jun 24
Icon of the event Big Book Sale
Sat May 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us for our annual Big Book Sale. Get your hands on some good Books, CDs, DVDs and Magazines at unbeatable prices!...

Icon of the event The DIY Giant Loom
Sat Apr 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you ever want to start something new like tapestry making and not know where to begin? The Library is a fantastic place to develop new skills. Register for this workshop by calling 416-393-7746.