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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 March Break Robotics
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

This workshop will introduce participants to building robots using LEGO and programming them using NXT software. Various tasks will be assigned for the robots to complete and small competitions between teams will be held. No ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Mar 13
Tue Mar 14
Wed Mar 15
Icon of the event Knit Wits
9:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Main Street

Join Main Street's knitting and crochet club. Share your projects with other knitters/crocheters, teach a technique, learn a technique, and enjoy great conversation. All level of knitters welcome. Bring your own yarn, needles...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 23
Thu Mar 02
Thu Mar 09
Thu Mar 16
Thu Mar 23
Icon of the event Birding 101: Tips for Bird Watching in Toronto
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Birding is fun,easy, and can be done anywhere. Learn everything you need to know to get started, from choosing binoculars and field guides, to where and when to bird in your neighbourhood, and what birds you are likely to fin...

Icon of the event March Break Gamemakers
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fairview

This workshop will introduce participants to video game creation, no programming experience required! Representing the Hand Eye Society, a local non-profit videogame arts organization, Ken Cho has coordinated many game-making...

Icon of the event Puppetry Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

All the world's a stage! Bring characters to life and create your own stories with rod, shadow and sock puppets. For ages 6 to 12. Registration begins Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Please call the branch at 416-395-5750 for mor...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Mar 06
Mon Mar 20
Mon Mar 27
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Enjoy a casual game with your family and friends or challenge new opponents. Bonus: improve your concentration and critical thinking! Chess players of all levels are welcome. For children ages 5 and up. Drop-in, no registrati...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 25
Sat Mar 04
Sat Mar 11
Sat Mar 18
Sat Mar 25
Icon of the event March Break Crafternoon
Tue Mar 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Spend a fun afternoon at the library making creative arts and crafts! For ages 5 and up. Drop-in, no registration required. Space is limited. Large groups must inquire ahead of time. Please call the branch at 416-395-5750 for...

Icon of the event Origami Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Try your hand at the art of paper folding! Create your own amazing creatures and treasures to take home. For ages 6 to 12. Registration begins Tuesday, April 18. For more information, please call the branch at 416-395-5750.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 01
Mon May 08
Mon May 15
Mon May 29
Icon of the event Snap Circuitry Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Ever wonder how electronics work? Want to try building your own interactive projects? Learn basic circuitry through hands-on activities using Snap Circuits! For ages 9 to 12. Registration begins Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Pl...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 03
Fri Mar 10
Fri Mar 24
Fri Mar 31