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Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival - Day 1
Sat May 13, 2017 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the medium of graphic novels with more than 500 comic creators from around the world at TCAF! Canada's Jeff Lemire will be on hand to debut his new graphic novel Roughneck, and Toronto's own Koyama Press will be cel...

Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival - Day 2
Sun May 14, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the medium of graphic novels with more than 500 comic creators from around the world at TCAF! Canada's Jeff Lemire will be on hand to debut his new graphic novel Roughneck, and Toronto's own Koyama Press will be cel...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film: Baran
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story of Afghan refugees in Iran, told through the eyes of a teenage boy. His devotion to a person he barely knows leads him to a choice that will change his life forever. Directed by Majid Majidi. In Farsi with English ...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (2014)
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Ru...

Icon of the event National Canadian Film Day - Polytechnique
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, Bloor/Gladstone branch will host a screening of "Polytechnique"....

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Beats, Rhymes & Life (2011)
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Actor Michael Rapaport`s documentary about the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest charts their rise from a group of childhood friends in `80s-era Queens to global popularity to an acrimonious breakup. Placing t...

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Vice & Virtue
Ongoing event running from Sat Feb 11, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Booze, broads and Sunday laws: this exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in "Toronto the Good" through photographs, tabloid newspapers, manuscripts and ephemera from the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana....

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film:Ushpizin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story of an ultra-orthodox Jewish family facing hardships, who must rely on their faith for miracles to happen during the holiday season. Directed by Gidi Dar. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 90 mins. 2004.

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind som...