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Icon of the event P.A. Day Board Games - Drop-In!
Fri Nov 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Spend your P.A. Day with us at the library. Enjoy playing board games that your parents played! First Come, first-served. Space is limited.

Icon of the event Create a Holiday Canvas
Sat Nov 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Bring you creativity and we will provide the materials! Children will create a holiday-themed painting on canvas that will be mounted in the library for the month of December. Paintings may be taken home before the Christmas...

Icon of the event Lunchtime Gaming
11:45 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join us over your lunch break to play a wide variety of games. From classic board-games to Xbox 360/One, Nintendo Wii, and PlayStation 3, we have something for everyone.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 07
Fri Sep 21
Wed Oct 03
Fri Oct 19
Fri Nov 02
Icon of the event Art for Tots: Mixed Media Collage
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Children will create their very own tactile collage with a variety of materials while developing their fine motor skills and creativity. All materials provided.

Icon of the event Houseplants: Our Constant Garden with Toronto Master Gardeners
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Many people today feel that growing houseplants is boring and that the real glory in gardening is growing outside. Not so! Each new study shows that houseplants are important to our health and mental well being. This presenta...

Icon of the event Chess for Kids
Tue Aug 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others while you improve your critical thinking skills. Ages 6-12. Register in person in the branch or by calling 416-395-5440. Registration begins Monday, June 4th. Space is ...

Icon of the event Snap Circuits for Adults
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

What is a SNAP circuit anyway? Learn and explore the basics of Snap Circuits during this hands-on program. Challenge yourself to build something with our Snap sets that lights up, makes a sound, or powers a fan. Fun and enter...

Icon of the event Grow Milkweeds for Monarch Butterflies!
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Help save the endangered monarch butterflies by growing milkweed plants! Fall is prime time to plant milkweed seeds and a member from the Toronto Master Gardeners will show you how. Drop-in to learn about milkweeds, the food ...

Icon of the event Monster Time
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, dress up in your favourite costume and get your monster on with some spooky stories and songs. Build your own mini-version of Dr. Frankenstein's Monster.

Icon of the event Refuse Waste. Reuse with Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Cloth Wrapping
Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Learn how to cloth wrap gifts beautifully without tape or any waste. The wrapping becomes part of the recipient's gift. We'll cover hard to wrap gifts like wine bottles, mason jars and toys. This can also be applicable for tr...