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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 13
Fri May 27
Fri Jun 10
Icon of the event Community Beautification Project: Basic Gardening
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Morningside

Parks, Forestry & Recreation will be providing a 8 week program on "Basic Gardening Skills."...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 07
Sat May 14
Sat May 21
Sat May 28
Sat Jun 04
Icon of the event Cold Porcelain Tutorial for Seniors
Fri Jun 03, 2016 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An easy way to take up sculpture, Cold Porcelain makes beautiful objects in fine detail with no kiln required. Come with an idea in mind and make it three dimensional. Space is limited so please register by calling 416-393-...

Icon of the event STORYgami
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Come and fold origami, more unique and dazzling than paper planes. Your level of experience doesn't matter. The University of Toronto Origami Club F.O.L.D. (Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream) will be on site to guide folders...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 07
Icon of the event Crocheting/Knitting
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cliffcrest

A great place to share your interest whether you're a beginner or a pro, bring your handiwork and spend some time with fellow knitters and crocheters.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Wild Gaming Mondays- Minute to Win it
Mon Jul 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Morningside

Are you an expert at games? Come take part in this challenging game. Contestants have to complete a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. You have a minute to win it!...

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 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Teen Operation Sock Monkey
Sat Apr 30, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Teens and young adults! Learn how to make a sock monkey for a cause. New to crafting? It's OK! You'll be guided through the steps from veteran sock monkey makers. As part of Operation Sock Monkey, crafted sock monkeys will...

Icon of the event Adult Creative Lounge: Colour Me Calm!
Wed Jul 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Morningside

Did you know colouring relieves tension, improves focus, and strengthens motor skills in addition to unleashing your creative side? Join us to colour your stress away in this fun, accessible activity. Colouring sheets and art...

Icon of the event Ask an Expert: Ten Tips for Low Maintenance Gardening
Thu May 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Garden less and enjoy it more! Managing expectations; getting real. No-fuss plants vs. prima donnas. Fertilizing vs. feeding the soil. Lawn vs. groundcovers. Fighting pests vs. loving your bugs. Proven time-savers. Great pick...