The Curiosity Table


Be a Host: If you are an artist, craftsperson or have a different hands-on skill set and would like to share the process of making your work with folks of all ages, talk with us about setting up a time to host at The Curiosity Table.   Curiosity hosts can be any age, they donate their time, they are motivated to host at the curiosity table out of a sense of neighbourliness, and pleasure in sharing their craft. 

Join us at The Curioisty Table

A community "kitchen table": informal, welcoming, & nourishing.

Drop in anytime the shop is open and make something, share something, learn something, or just have a chat.

Stay for a little, stay for a while. All ages. Masked.

There is no cost for activities. Donations appreciated.

Activities change monthly.

Check out our events page for special facilitated events at The Curiosity Table.

2023 Monthly Invitations

Most of the Time: Space Roll Game

Can you make it to Pluto? Do you want to try? This game is an awesome challenge for all ages. Beware, you may need to come back again and again. Those who make it to Pluto get their name on our hall of fame.

January: Mend

Bring by your mending. We have supplies, and sometimes we can help figure out how to fix or darn that thing you've been meaning to fix for a while.

January: Stitch

Our Community Embroidery Project is out on the table. Come try your hand at stitching!

February: Letters to my Future Self

Write a love letter to yourself in the future, and next year we will post it to you. Note: there is a $5 fee for the postage service.

February: Love Letters

Come craft a special letter or drawing for a loved one. Send an appreciation to a person you are thankful for. There are so many reasons to share love. We have paper craft supplies to create this.

February: Collage & Paper-craft

Cutting and pasting is for all ages. Come and create - perhaps turn your creation into a love letter.

For a while: Play with Upscale Pattern Blocks by Math for Love

These are so very satisfying to play and make patterns with. They are a beautiful tool for equivalent fractions and other math explorations. The Learnary is proud to carry Math for Love products in the shop.

March: Hydrolic Building Sets

Come play with this stupendous classroom hydraulic construction set made by the great folks at Pathfinders. Fantastic for challenging all ages. Note: this kit can be rented from The Learnary upon request.

Most of the time: Keva Planks

We have a bowl of keva plans for building. Though truthfully, they are rarely on the table, and more often found on the floor. Keva blocks are simple in design and stupendous in action.

April: Drawing & Painting

Come make art. The table is full of supplies waiting for you.

May: Weaving

Come contribute to our community weaving project, or build a small cardboard loom of your own. Working with yarn is incredibly pleasing.

May: Mending

Bring by your mending. We have supplies, and sometimes we can help figure out how to fix or darn that thing you've been meaning to fix for a while. 

Ongoing: Play with the Dictionary

This is a BIG BOOK full of MANY words. It is rather a cool thing to spend some time with.

June: Helen's Curioisty Collection

What wonderful and weird things does Helen have in her curioisty collection? This was our very first ever curiosity table activity. We have a big wooden box of unusual things to play with and be curious about. Come play.

July: Build a Roller Coaster

Using Brio trains and Duplo, come work on building a table top roller coaster.

August Onward: Yet To Be Determined

We are curious to seeing what delights we come up with!