Wanna learn how to get started as a DJ? Be a music writer? Expand your mind in artist led workshops? Or maybe just go to free concerts? Your library card might is your golden ticket! The Toronto Public Library has a program called Take Some Noise/Make Some Noise, that wants you to chomp through Toronto and Canadian music/books/workshops/shows for free!

Their website also has a list of cutting edge monthly favourites and recommended reads for Toronto’s music fanatics to keep you up to date.
Plus, hanging out at your hood library is a cheap and motivating pastime to keep you out of trouble during these bleak November days. Well, maybe not so bleak yet … but who doesn’t like free shows?! Past artists that have played the library include The Bicycles, Fucked Up, Bruce Peninsula, Buck 65, Diamond Rings, Timbre Timbre … (I know, right!?) You may want to keep your eyes peeled for other marvy shows to come. This month, catch The Magic and Maylee Todd at the North York Central Library (5120 Yonge St.) Saturday November 20th at 8 PM .

Some other events going on this month include…Avante gard video creators Colin Medley, David Oppenheim and Iris Fraser are holding a workshop about how video projects can help establish the Toronto music scene on the web. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. Lillian H. Smith Branch, 239 College St. Stuart Berman (Eye Weekly editor/indie rock music expert/author of “This Book is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story”) is holding “This Workshop is Broken” at the Danforth/Coxwell Branch, 1675 Danforth Ave. Wednesday December 1, 2010, at 7 PM Shows / workshops are all ages, no tickets or library card required.

By Kait Fowlie