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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 Papier Maché creations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Over 3 workshops, first sculpt and then paint an iconic Canadian animal in papier maché. Artists should attend all 3 workshops....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Aug 03
Wed Aug 09
Thu Aug 10
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 TD Summer Reading Club Activities
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Join the club for crafts, scavenger hunts, games, contests and more all on the theme of Canada 150.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jul 05
Thu Jul 06
Wed Jul 12
Thu Jul 13
Wed Jul 19
Icon of the event Make Mom Somethinng Special
Sat May 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Taylor Memorial

Create your Mom a special Mother's Day gift.

Icon of the event Game On! Video gaming in the library
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dawes Road

Join us in the library every Tuesday night for some classic video game multiplayer matches. The last Tuesday of the month there is a tournament with a prize for the best player. Some of the games include: Super Smash Brothers...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 02
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
Icon of the event Silk Flower Making Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A craft created in Japan, popular in Taiwan and China. Attend our monthly classes and have flowers all year round....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 28
Fri May 26
Tue Jul 25
Fri Jul 28
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.

Icon of the event Learn to Camp with Parks Canada
Wed Jun 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

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 All About 1867 - Canada's Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks
Fri Jun 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Discover the exciting stories of several Canadian ships from the year 1867, the year Canada became a country!...