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Jul 13 | Posted by Andrew
In celebration of Toronto’s hosting of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the North Yor...

May 09 | Posted by Barbara Myrvold
Toronto Public Library's 100th branch opens May 20 Scarborough Civic Centre, Toronto P...

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Lillian H. Smith library 20th Anniversary Story Project
Mon, Jul 20

You're invited to share your memories and photos of the library and neighbourhood to c...

Étienne Brûlé: Wendat Expedition of 1615 - Crafts
Mon, Aug 17 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Twenty-three year old Étienne Brûlé was the first European to arrive in the Toronto ar...

Project Animal Farm - An Investigator's True Story
Wed, Aug 26 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Author, Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around th...

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