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Nov 22 | Posted by Suk Yin
This 1945 graduation photo of nine preschool students, all age five, helps tell the st...

Oct 28 | Posted by Stacey
Conducting research into your family history? Writing a research paper on an aspect of...

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Thu, Jan 12 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn what resources the Library has to offer for looking up your family tree. A discu...

Leaside Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Jan 17 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests...

Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue, Jan 24 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

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