Sushi Deliciousness! Come to Weston for some Cooking Fun!

August 9, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (6) Facebook Twitter More...

Sushi CatStop by Weston library to make some SUSHI!

Join Chef Shoji on Monday August 18th at 1:00pm for a workshop dedicated to the delicious art of sushi making.

Space is limited for this program, so you need to register at the library if you want to attend. You can stop by the library in person or calling 416-394-1016 to get on the list. The staff at the branch will also be happy to discuss any food allergy concerns you may have before you register.


Weston-library-01SUSHI MAKING!
Monday August 18, 1:00 PM
Weston Branch
2 King Street (near Lawrence W. & WIlson)
416-394-1016 to register

 Sushi Cat image by ifindkarma, used under CC license 2.0

Henna Adventures at Weston

August 9, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (5) Facebook Twitter More...

Henna Hands by Robert Benner Sr
Image by Robert Benner Used under CC BY 2.0

Stop by the Weston Branch for a fun-filled Henna workshop! A henna expert will be designing and applying designs, demonstrating how to apply your own, and providing tips on how to make your henna application last!

Space is limited, so make sure you get a spot by registratering with the branch. Call 416-394-1016 or stop by the library to get on the list for this exciting afternoon!

This is a teen program, for youth aged 13 - 19.

Weston-library-01Henna Workshop
Weston Branch (2 King Street)
Monday Aug 25, 2 PM
Call 416-394-1016 to register


Henna SourcebookSecrets if the Henna Girl  Henna PaintingHenna from Head to Toe

The Lego/K'Nex Challenge

August 7, 2014 | Monica | Comments (2) Facebook Twitter More...

LegoLove to Lego? Like to challenge yourself?

Join us for a series of challenges where you will use your imagination and creativity to construct amazing Lego structures.

This program is for ages 11 and up.

When: Thursday, August 21st
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: Eatonville Public Library


Space is limited. Please come in or call 416-394-5270 to register or email

Writing Workshop with Catherine DeAngelis - POSTPONED

August 6, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (6) Facebook Twitter More...


Leonid PasternakDo you have a creative bug? Do you enjoy writing? Or perhaps you've always wanted to try your hand at unleashing your inner Shakespeare but don't quite know where to begin.

Join local writer Catherine DeAngelis at the Weston Branch for a special workshop on creative writing. Learn the basics such as structure and flow, and acquire some great tips on how to submit your final product to the next Young Voices publication.

Space is limited. Register beginning Saturday July 19th, in person at the library or by calling 416-394-1016.


Weston-library-01Writing Workshop with Catherine DeAngelis
Weston Branch
2 King Street (near Lawrence W. & WIlson)
416-394-1016 to register

Fabric Printing at the Eatonville Branch

August 6, 2014 | Monica | Comments (4) Facebook Twitter More...

Fabric-printing-inkingFor all those creative folks out there, the Eatonville Public Library has just the program for you! Join us on Wednesday, August 20th at 4 PM for an interactive workshop on fabric printing.

The amazing people at the Textile Museum of Canada will be running a workshop for youth where you will have the opportunity to create a logo to represent your own personal brand by identifying patterns and symbols that define the most distinguishing features of your identity.

You will then be able to print your design, and add it to clothing, or exchange it with friends.

When: Wednesday, August 20th
Time: 4-6 PM
Where: Eatonville Public Library

Space is limited. Please call 416-394-5270 to register or email

Learn to Write Scary with Joel Sutherland

August 2, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (3) Facebook Twitter More...

Clarke-TellTaleHeartHorror and mystery author Joel Sutherland will be stopping by the Palmerston Library later this summer to share some tips and tricks on writing great horror and suspense fiction.

Come to the library for a chance to meet this awesome author and pick his brains (NOT LITERALLY) on writing that truly gruesome short story you've been working on...

Space is limited. Please call 416-393-7680 to register or for more info. Or you can always just stop by the branch!

Joel Sutherland is the author of "Frozen Blood" (nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), "Be a Writing Superstar" and his upcoming book "Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror". His short fiction has been published in books and magazines alongside the likes of Kelley Armstrong, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.

Palmerston-library-01Palmerston Library
560 Palmerston Avenue
Tuesday August 12, 2:00 PM
Visit the branch or call 416-393-7680 to register


Image by Harry Clarke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

SWEET! A Chocolate-Themed Workshop at Don Mills

August 2, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (5) Facebook Twitter More...

Various_chocolate_typesSome people create art with paint on canvas. Some people choose to write to express themselves, or find their creative outlet through dance. Too bad these folks haven't considered using CHOCOLATE to get creative!

The Don Mills Library will be hosting a special workshop called "Get Creative With Chocolate Tales" in a few weeks. Stop by the library to learn about the history of chocolate, and some techniques for creating particularly delicious chocolate creations.

This program is for 12-19 year olds and space is limited. You can call 416-395-5710 to sign up or get more information. Or of course you could always just stop by the branch!

Don-mills-library-01Get Creative with Chocolate!
Friday August 15, 2:00 PM
Don Mills Branch
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Call 416-395-5710 for info or to register


Note: only nut free chocolate is used in this workshop. If you have other allergy questions or concerns, contact the branch.

Fashion Futures with the Textile Museum of Canada

July 29, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...


This post was guest written by the superbly fantastic Susan Fohr, one of the fine people who work at the Textile Museum of Canada. Meet Susan at three awesome events at library branches across the city later this summer!

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, the decisions we make about what to wear are never random. We choose what we wear according to the weather, what we’ll be doing, who we’ll be with, what’s available to us, and how we’re feeling. While we will continue to ask these questions as we make decisions about what to wear each day, fashion is always in flux, providing as with new opportunities to express ourselves through our clothing and new styles and technologies.

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Create a Book Cover with Patricia Storms!

July 29, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (10) Facebook Twitter More...

PatriciaStorms2Cover Me - Creating A Winning Book Cover

Who judges a book by it's cover? We all do! Our choice to read a book is often influenced by the cover design. Creating covers can be fun, but there's a lot of work that goes into producing a winning cover. Author/Illustrator Patricia Storms will be hosting this creative workshop that reveals an 'inside' look at how a book's cover helps get it onto the bookshelf.

So stop by the Hillcrest Branch for a chance to meet Patricia and design your own awesome cover (which you can consider entering into one of our contests for a chance to win a prize)!

Patricia will be stopping by the library on July 31 at 2 PM. Call 416-395-5830 to register or for more info. Or just stop by the branch!

Hillcrest-library-01Hillcrest Branch
5801 Leslie St
July 31, 2 PM


(Editor's note - this event was previously accidentally listed as happening on July 21 instead of 31 apologies for any confusion this may have caused!).

CANCELLED: WordOut Presents: WORN Magazine

July 25, 2014 | Christine | Comments (4) Facebook Twitter More...

WORN Archive edited by Serah-Marie McMahon cover
"...WORN is reclaiming fashion as something that can be exciting, challenging, different, quirky, interesting, not just as something you have to
 consume."—Jane Pratt, from her foreword to The WORN Archive 

Join Serah-Marie McMahon from WORN Magazine for an interesting and interactive session about the world of fashion and culture, with a chance to create your own mini-magazine.  

Call 416-396-3865 for more information.

: Toronto Public Library -- Thorncliffe Branch
            48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
When: Saturday July 26, 1 to 4pm
For: All teens ages 13 to 18