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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

Learn how to shape your mementos and stories into a digital exhibit and explore the library's collections while helping researchers from the University of Toronto to design Show and Tell programming....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bridlewood

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 08
Fri Jul 15
Fri Jul 22
Fri Jul 29
Fri Aug 05
Icon of the event Makey Makey
Thu Jul 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Main Street

An interactive demonstration with Makey Makey, a great way to learn about electronics by interacting with everyday objects. Learn to make a banana into a piano and play-doh into a Super Mario game controller. Registration is ...

Icon of the event Storybook BINGO
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Main Street

Join us for Storybook Character BINGO. Play along with the pictures and win a prize! For all ages. Children 5 and under should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. No registration required. No groups permitted.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 21
Thu Aug 25
Icon of the event Lego Fun
Thu Jul 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Main Street

Join us for some great lego challenges. All ages welcome. No registration required. No groups permitted.

Icon of the event Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

It's Bike Month! Come and join us for a FREE hands-on workshop to learn the basics of day-to-day bike maintenance! Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring you...

Icon of the event Friday Crafternoon with Anime
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

April 1: Secret Book Box: Make a secret compartment in an old book!...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 27
Fri Jun 10
Icon of the event Saturday Storytime and Craft
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Main Street

Join us in the children's department for stories, songs, and a craft to take home each week. No registration is required. Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 28
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Icon of the event Maker Monday: Framed Book Art
Mon Jul 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Create a unique piece of art for your wall using pages from old books! Include your favourite literary characters, or anything you can imagine!...

Icon of the event Adult Creative Lounge: Bath Bombs
Wed Jul 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Morningside

Bath bombs are a great way to enhance your bath. They come in many different colors, scents, shapes, and sizes, and are often filled with moisturizing and skin-nourishing oils and butters. Join us at Morningside Library to cr...