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Icon of the event Toronto Revealed: Illuminating Views of our City Streets
Ongoing event running from Sat Feb 10, 2018 - Sun Apr 22, 2018
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library's collection of documentary art captures the city's changing streets and built environment through a variety of artists' works....

Icon of the event Open Mic at the Library!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are you a singer, musician, poet, comic, or storyteller?...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 20
Tue Mar 20
Icon of the event Making Video Art
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a hands-on 3-part workshop where participants will work with the instructor to bring their individual ideas from storyboard to video, while learning about the fundamentals of video art and experimental video work....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 20
Icon of the event From Skin to Steel and Beyond
Wed Feb 21, 2018 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Location: Evelyn Gregory

This exciting program challenges participants to develop a general understanding of steelpan, its history and its present cultural and social contributions to communities throughout the world and locally. This presentation is...

Icon of the event I Am Not Your Negro
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Before his death in 1987, African-American writer James Baldwin was working on an opus. Here, that uncompleted book, a biography of civil rights activists Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., is revived with ar...

Icon of the event 6ix Rising: Inside the World of Rap in Toronto
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A full length documentary presented by Noisey, 6ix Rising takes a close-up look at the world of Rap in Toronto after the rise of Drake and The Weekend. Drop-in. No registration is required. Call the Arts Department at 416-393...

Icon of the event Teen Gaming Tournament
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Evelyn Gregory

Drop in and enter our PlayStation 4 Tournaments. Whether you're an experienced gamer, or just starting out, Teen Gaming is sure to be a blast. You might even end up on our Gaming Wall of Fame!


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 28
Wed Mar 14
Wed Mar 28
Icon of the event Stress Relief Thru Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Evelyn Gregory

Some easy, stress-relieving stretches, followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. No yoga mats required. All ages and experience levels welcome.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Mar 17
Sat Apr 21
Sat May 19
Sat Jun 16
Icon of the event Story Jam
Sun Mar 25, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A celebration of family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, an African Riddle contest, international guests, Indigenous creation tales and lots of storytelling activities. This drop-in event is part of the 201...

Icon of the event Looking for funding?  Explore Grant Connect
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Need funding for your charitable community group, arts organization, school, camp, or church group? Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information available only through subscription or at the Toronto Publi...