Bring your gently loved toys and exchange them for others at our Community Toy Swap. Help us keep toys from ending up in landfills by attending this free event. Please make sure toys are in working order and ready for a new home. Toys can be dropped off at the library beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Take home the same number of toys you bring.
How does a toy go from idea, to design, to manufactured plaything? And how do toy artists work with media companies - like DC, Marvel, and Sanrio - to develop licensed toys that do justice to our favorite superheroes and videogame stars? Join Kidrobot’s talented artists to hear the story of how toys are made, from start to finish, and enjoy an interactive exhibit of their work. Best for all ages.
Transform a simple sheet of paper into an incredible art toy. Paper toys are an international art practice at the intersection of pop art, graphic design and illustration. Choose from paper-engineered designs by contemporary artists – monsters, robots, animals and more. Cut, fold, glue, and customize a character that pops to life in 3D, becoming a DIY sculpture for display in your home or office. Led by artist Becky Clark of WhipperSnap Studio.
Calling all homeschooling families! Help us support your family's educational and social goals. Parents will network with each other, and work with the York Street youth services guide to plan future homeschool meetups, activities, and classes tailored to your needs. This month, homeschool kids will get to touch, play, and experiment with York Street's collection of tech-toys. Appropriate for homeschooling caregivers and their children. Space is limited; registration is required.
Startup Toys2Life creates cool tech that you can program and stick to any toy to make it come to life! Join us for some toy-hacking fun and meet Isaac, founder of Toys2Life, who will tell us about his entrepreneurial journey. Appropriate for tweens and teens ages 9-18. Space is limited; registration required.