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Appel Salon Programs

Literary and cultural programming featuring local and international authors in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

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Digital Innovation Classes

Ready to learn and create? Live interactive classes on web design, coding and more - from our Digital Innovation Hub and Pop-Up Learning Lab teams.

Ready for Reading Storytimes

Join us from home for stories, songs and rhymes that help get your child ready for reading.

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Upcoming Programs

Thomas Homer Dixon: Commanding Hope

Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Thomas Homer Dixon's long-awaited, and especially timely new book, Commanding Hope, he calls on his extraordinary knowledge of complexity science, of how societies work and can evolve, and of our capacity to handle threats...

Teen Writing Workshop: Very Short Stories

Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you ever tried writing a short story? What about a very short story? In this interactive workshop, we'll explore the format of 140-character stories. Learn how to create mystery, romance, or suspense in tiny stories that...

Introduction to Scribus: Desktop Publishing

Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scribus is a free desktop publishing program that lets you create all kinds of documents such as brochures, business cards, newsletters, magazines, and more. Included in the software are pre-made templates to help you start y...

Live Coding: RONIN for Graphic Design

Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RONIN is and open source graphic design Live-Coding language. In this workshop participants will learn how to create visually striking generative designs, and edit photos using RONIN's scripting tools. Live-Coding...

Web Design V: JavaScript for Beginners

Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class we will take our first look into the scripting world of JavaScript. We will start with JS syntax, talk about some common JS commands, talk about the importance of the browser DOM, and write some example JS scrip...

The Story Behind the Story: The Memoirs of a Great Detective

Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for another presentation of The Story Behind the Story series, about the memoirs of a great detective --- and he lived in Toronto too!  It's the story and cases of probably the greatest detective who ever lived, John...

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