Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other

September 26 – December 19, 2019

Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other is an evolving, temporary collection of community insights. The participatory project welcomes into circulation skills and knowledge from community members on a broad range of topics, from the everyday and instructional to abstract and conceptual. Embracing non-expert and experience based knowledge, practical, theoretical or intuitive understandings, the content of the library reflects the interests of the people who contribute to it and celebrates the unique assets each person brings to the community. In addition to the circulating collection, the Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other contains reference material and a reading room for public use and functions as a site to browse, borrow, lend and connect.

How to Participate

Lend: what practical skill, niche interest or theoretical understanding can you teach someone else about? Come by the library to submit your thing we can learn from into the public collection of items on loan to the community. 

Borrow: Scan the selection of community knowledge in the library to find a topic you would like to learn more about, put in a request with the curatorial team who will coordinate the loan! 

Browse: You don’t have to lend or borrow to enjoy the library. We have a reading room and reference books on site for you to peruse at your leisure. 

Contact our curator Jacqui at 416-938-1864 or with questions or to submit to the library!