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Icon of the event Exhibit Launch: Destination Canada
Tue May 23, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the launch of our latest exhibit,...

Icon of the event Tuesday Docs - History, Mystery and Discoveries
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Documentaries present us with a better understanding of our past, present and future. This weekly program is a small but rich selection of local and international documentaries from our collection. Join us to view and discuss...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 19
Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Jul 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Jul 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31

Icon of the event 2017 Evening Films @ Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 26
Fri Jun 02
Fri Jun 09
Fri Jun 16
Fri Jun 23
Icon of the event Indigenous Voices Rising
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Has mainstream success changed the role of Indigenous culture within native communities? This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain bot...

Icon of the event Hot Doc Fridays: The World Before Her
Fri May 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A rare glimpse into the world of two opposing camps of young women in India: a group of 20 contestants in the Miss India beauty pageant, and a camp for young girls, belonging to a female wing of a militant fundamentalist mov...

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Jul 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Victoria Village
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Learn how wool from a sheep becomes a sweater! Try carding and spinning wool. Contact the branch for registration info.

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Wattstax (1973)
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, director Mel Stuart captures the performances of the Watts Summer Festival. Organized by Stax Records, the festival is a gathering of musicians and entertainers from the black community, b...