What's On Wednesday is our guide to some of the Toronto Public Library programs for teens happening in the next seven days. Here are this week's highlights:
February marks the start of Black History Month! Here's the complete list of programs going on in February to celebrate!
Wednesday January 28th
Friday January 30th
- DIY @ Your Library: Finger Knitting for Teens @ Don Mills branch, 4-5pm. Learn how to knit using only your fingers. Demonstrations and materials provided.
Saturday January 31st
- 3D Printer Certification @ Toronto Reference Library, 10-11am. Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printer at the Digital Innovation Hub - including: How to prepare a 3D design file for print; How to use the equipment properly and safely; Reviewing the rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer.
- Sprouts and Microgreens @ Long Branch, 1-3pm. Grow your own food anywhere, anytime. This introductory workshop is co-sponsored with The Healing Muse.
Monday February 1st
- Meet Dalton Higgins @ Maryvale branch, 10:30-11:45am. Meet Dalton Higgins, community activist, journalist and author of Far from Over: The music and life of Drake, Hip Hop World and more.
- Oware Make and Take Workshop with Karen Bell-Higgins @ Barbara Frum branch, 10-11am. Come join artist Karen Bell-Higgins in our celebration of Black History Month! Learn how to make a West African Oware Game Board of your own out of recycled egg cartons and decorate them using West African Adinka symbols.
Wednesday February 4th
- The International Inventors Museum: The Real McCoy @ Mount Dennis branch, 10am-4pm. The travelling museum display features a range of inventions including everyday items such as the window cleaner, the eggbeater, lawn mower, space shuttle retrieval and more. Drop in for a visit!
- Meet author Velvet Haney @ Bloor/Gladstone branch, 7-8pm. Author and former model Velvet Haney reads from her debut graphic memoir, "The Mousehouse Years," the turbulent story of a dysfunctional romance, a single mother raising six children and a childhood filled with adversity and adventure, set primarily in the slums of 1960's Toronto.
- 1st Birthday Party: New 3D printer & printer scan demo @ Toronto Reference Library. Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Digital Innovation Hub at Toronto Reference Library. Get a first look and demo of our new Kossel Express 3D printer. Sign up for a 3D scanning demo (1st come, 1st serve)! Also: All day long on February 4, 2015, drop by the Hub at the Reference Library to enter a draw to win your own 3D scan. The lucky winner will also get a free 3D print of their 3D selfie.
- Pan Am Poetry Slams - various times and branches. The Pan Am Poetry Slam Initiative a.k.a. Poetry Saved Our Lives (PSOL) is a major poetry slam competition for youth 13-19. The workshop series and open mics provide mentorship and artistic development opportunities and will run from October 2014 to August 2015. Youth can collect community hours while showcasing their artistic poetic talent, while developing their leadership skills. Come out and work with some of the finest young poets the city has to offer, and showcase your talent. This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!
- Chess in the Library - various times and branches. Experienced chess player or beginner? Come and have fun learning the game or playing with like-minded players.
- Teen Video Gaming events - various times and branches.