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Arts & Crafts


Afternoon Artist
Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Tuesday, February 6 @2pm

Spend the afternoon learning to create a unique painting. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided at no cost (however participants are encouraged to bring their own apron in case of paint mishaps). This workshop is free, but with limited registration, so call early to reserve your spot. Register by calling 624-4200 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

Art that Rocks: Grandparent/Grandchild Rock Painting Class
Brodie Story Hour Room
Saturday, March 17 @2pm

Children ages 8-12...Bring your grandparent and paint fun designs on rocks together. Enjoy them as they are, or turn them into fridge magnets. All supplies are included. Registration limited to 8 Grandparents and 8 Grandchildren. Register by calling 624-4200 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

Fairy Jar
Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Saturday, February 17 @ 1pm

Participants in this free workshop will learn to create a one of a kind fairy jar of their own. All materials to be provided at no cost. Space is limited though so register early to save your spot. Register by calling 624-4200 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

feather-folder2The Maker's Path
Mondays @ 1pm
Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room

  • Feather Folders
    February 5
  • Hand Drum Bags
    February 12

The Maker's Path is an Indigenous-specific arts and crafts program focused on contemporary Indigenous art forms.  These sessions will be led by Lily Chouinard.

Registration is required for each session as space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 684-6813 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar. Suggestions are always welcome. Please contact Robyn via email at rmedicine@tbpl.ca.

Saturday Crafter-noon
Waverley Ground Floor Learning Space - Saturdays @ 2pm
February 17, March 10, April 7 & 28

  • Bring a project to work on and join others for inspiration. Staff can assist with knitting and basic needlework. Hope to see you there! Contact Ruth at 807-624-4206 or email tbpl%23ca|rhamlin-douglas for more information.

Think Ink!
County Park Studio Room
Wednesdays @ 2pm
January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18

  • Come and explore the work of ink! Vibrant colours, unique effects and beautiful art, even for the absolute beginner. Leslie Cano will take you on a journey with watercolour and alcohol inks in these make-and-take workshops. Space is limited -  register by calling 624-6808 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.


Gardening & Preserves

Workshops in Partnership with Roots to Harvest 


Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Join us at these free workshops. For more information, call 624-4206.

  • Garden Planning
    Brodie Fireside Reading Room - March 7
    It’s never too early to start thinking about your garden! Come hear from local experts and plan for this year’s growing season. This workshop will cover topics like space and time management, seed ordering, variety selection, transplanting and so much more! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to get a jump start on spring growing. 

Waverley Auditorium - April 4
Learn how easy it is to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves and plant cuttings into compost! Join us as we learn from local compost experts covering topics such as soil composition, microbial life and its role in soil, and best practices for great compost. You'll walk away knowing you can turn "organic waste" into nutrient rich organic material for your garden.


DisruptIT Weekend disrupt-it-logo-1

Waverley hub:north
February 2-4 (Event starts Friday at 4pm)

  • Solve a sustainability problem by creating a business solution in 54 hours. Anyone interested can sign up for this event by visiting www.disruptit.ca. Register early, spots fill up fast!
  • DisruptIT Weekend is a proud partnership of the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, PIE - Partners in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the CEDC, the Entrepreneurship Centre, Lakehead University, Confederation College, EcoSuperior, EarthCare Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Public Library.