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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 Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Sat Jul 02
Icon of the event How to Raise Monarch Butterflies with Carole Pasternak
Sat Jun 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. But unfortunately, the number of Monarch butterflies are dwindling. ...

Icon of the event After School Club for Kids
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for fun activities. For ages 8-12.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 07
Tue Jun 14
Tue Jun 21
Icon of the event  Chess in the Library
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Join us for Chess in the Library! Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge new opponents. Chess players of all levels are welcomeInterested in learning how to play chess? Registration required. To register or for mor...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Altered Books
Thu Aug 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Come and join the fun creating an altered book. Make a pop-up book, a secret treasure chest, or a 3D image from an unwanted book.

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 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 May 30
Mon Jun 06
Mon Jun 13
Mon Jun 20
Mon Jun 27
Icon of the event Stop Motion Animation for Teens
Wed Aug 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.

Icon of the event Klezmer Music Presentation
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Come listen to Klezmer Music and learn all about it. What is it? Where did it come from? What are its musical sources? How did it turn up in the New World? How did it assimilate? Why did it come to an end? What sparked...

Icon of the event Chess and Gaming Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Have fun playing chess and other games while you improve your critical thinking skills. Ages 7-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registartion starts June 1, 2016.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 08
Fri Aug 12
Fri Aug 19