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Icon of the event The Mystery of the Purple Pumpkin Puppet Show
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Location: Dawes Road

The party for the zoo animals is wrecked by a purple-loving intruder. Can Hallowe'en be saved? Costumes encouraged. There will be treats.

Icon of the event The Architectural History & Future of Wychwood Library
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Architect Philip Goldsmith will discuss Eden Smith & his influence on Toronto's buildings & his important role in the design of Wychwood Library as well as other Toronto Public Libraries. Architect Gerry Shoalts will talk abo...

Icon of the event Film Club: Grassroots in Dry Lands
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Set in Palestine, Israel and Jordan, this intimate documentary reveals a unique human-rights-based approach to democratic change taking root in neighborhoods across the region. Rather than focus on top-down peace initiatives,...

Icon of the event Photographing Architectural Change in Toronto
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Documentary photographer Peter MacCallum will begin his illustrated talk by showing how Toronto’s first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented our city’s rapid development between 1911 and 1940. He will then present h...

Icon of the event Colour all the Libraries in Toronto!
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors. Bring out your inner child and colou...

Icon of the event Momento Mori
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

Join Artist in the Library - Geneviève Thauvette - in a series of photography workshops that reflect on morality. Participate in other workshops on Cyanotypes, lighting techniques, photo painting, makeup FX and Photoshop to c...

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Gibson House visits Bayview branch
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bayview

Join costumed interpreters from the Gibson House Museum and discover historic toys and games! These hands-on activities are available for everyone to come and play with at the library. Children will also be invited to make a...

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Mackenzie House visits Parliament St. branch
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Parliament Street

Learn how newspapers and images were created in the 19th century. Print your own souvenir. Drop-in.

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Aga Khan Museum visits Fairview branch
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Learn about beautiful objects in the Aga Khan Museum collection and create your own art.

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Scarborough Museum visits Albert Campbell branch
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys, and stories as you discover Scarborough's past! Drop-in.