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Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bring and object - Tell a story - Share your roots...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Tue Oct 18
Icon of the event Anyone Can Make a Quilt
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Want to create a quilt of your own? Need help getting started? Join quilting artist Joanne Lynes who will show us the basics of hand quilting by demonstrating how to build a quilt sandwich from three layers of fabric. She ...

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...

Icon of the event Stop Motion Animation for Teens
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Create a stop motion animation movie using the NFB Stop Mo Studio app for iPad. Ages 13-19. Please register in person or by phoning 416-393-7717. Spaces limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Aug 17
Wed Aug 24
Icon of the event TD Summer Reading Club Wrap Party
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Prizes, treats and games to wrap up this year's Summer Reading Club events At Gerrard-Ashdale. All ages. Drop-in.

Icon of the event Make It Sew
Sat Jul 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Because safety pins don't solve everything! Learn essential hand sewing skills like how to hem a pair of pants or sew a button from a seamstress with decades of experience to share. You'll be amazed how just a few simple tech...

Icon of the event Button Making Workshop
Wed Jul 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Create your own awesome button that you can wear home. We have the supplies and equipment. Ages. 6-12. Please register in person or by phoning 41-393-7717.

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 Adult Colouring Club
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Colouring is a great way to relieve tension, improve focus, and strengthen motor skills in addition to unleashing your creative side. Materials provided. Adults of all ages welcome; our space is fully accessible. No registrat...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 30
Thu Jul 07
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. Craft any designs from sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting and more! Bring a project that you are working on or pick ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jun 27