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Icon of the event Discovering Ontario's Orchids and Wildflowers-TD Friends of the Environment
Sat Sep 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Join photographer and artist John Alexander and Peter Kaellgren, Curator Emeritus from the Royal Ontario Museum, on a photographic journey as they introduce you to The Weird, Wild and Wonderful ? Carnivores, Parasites and oth...

Icon of the event Wild About Animals: Group Collage Workshop
Thu Jul 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Using colourful fabric and materials, you'll help in creating a giant group collage featuring animals and nature scenes to display in the branch for the rest of the summer! Ages 6 & up....

Icon of the event Tuesday Knit Night!
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albert Campbell

Beginners and pros alike are welcome to join our knitting group! Come and learn the basics, or practice some advanced techniques. Some supplies provided, please bring your own if you have them....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jun 28
Icon of the event Chess in the Library
10:30 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Interested in learning how to play chess? Want to play chess with others in the community? Join us for chess in the library! Featuring CFC & CMA rated games, casual chess, beginner lessons, chess puzzle competitions, simultan...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 09
Sat Jul 16
Sat Jul 23
Sat Jul 30
Sat Aug 06
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 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 The Joker's Wild: Learn Card Tricks - FULL
Tue Aug 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Enter the beguiling world of illusion and slight-of-hand as you perfect your craft as a master of the cards. Learn four tricks to amaze and bewilder your family and friends. Bring your own deck or use one of ours. Ages 7 & up...

Icon of the event Build-A-Spooky City Workshop
Sat Oct 08, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Ever thought about what places make up a city? How about a spooky city? Haunted towers, a witch's grocery store, undead amusement parks, mummy museums...You think it and build it! With boxes, paper products, recyclable materi...

Icon of the event Summer Gamemakers
Thu Aug 11, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Ever wanted to make your own video game? This workshop will introduce participants to videogame controls involving non-traditional "controllers". No programming experience required! This program is for teens ages 12 and up. R...

Icon of the event Friday Night Knit/Crochet Club
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Share your interest in knitting, crocheting and other wool crafts. Read and discuss knitting fiction. Learn how to crochet puppets and toys to accompany your children's favorite stories. Patterns and instruction provided. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 08
Fri Jul 22
Fri Aug 05
Fri Aug 19