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Icon of the event The Complete Works: A Film Screening and Celebration of bpNichol
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A tribute to the one of 4 horsemen, bpNichol. The first screening of the 40 minute film, a visual display (bpNichol books, prints of his poems, pictures of bpNichol himself) and a Q&A afterward.

Icon of the event The Royal Ontario Museum Presents Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The presentation provides an overview of the dramatic story of this ancient civilization frozen in time. Casts of those lost in the catastrophe are among the exhibition's highlights. The exhibition includes approximately 200 ...

Icon of the event New Music 101: Enliven the Ma and An Extended Look at the Piano, Part 2
Sat Nov 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northern District

Continuum Contemporary Music explores the meaning behind ma--the tension between sound and silence--and the keyboard geeks of junctQín demonstrate extended techniques on the piano through the music of Finnish composer Tomi Rä...

Icon of the event Un après-midi au cinéma: D'amour et de silence.
Sat Oct 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Sans sous-titres (without subtitles)...

Icon of the event Tom Thomson Reconsidered  with  Andrew Hunter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Andrew Hunter, the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, talks about a new exhibition that re-examines two classic Tom Thomson paintings: The West Wind and The Jack Pine.

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Tue Sep 01, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Theory of Everything (2014). The story of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, and their life together as Hawking pursues his study of time and Jane supports him through his life with ALS. Eddie Redmayne won t...

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays - Scarborough Museum visits Agincourt
Sat Oct 17, 2015 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Agincourt

Scarborough Museum presents the Early Settler Experience. Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys, and stories as you discover Scarborough's past!...

Icon of the event Culture Days @ the Library: West African Dance Class with Coco Murray
Sat Sep 26, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palmerston

An interactive one-hour dance class to live traditional drumming, focusing on beginner technique. Take a journey with Coco to engage in the reciprocal relationship of the body with rhythms of the "dunun" - West African drum. ...

Icon of the event Capturing Ideas and Finding Inspiration
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

How do we get ideas for illustrations and stories? Where do they come from, and what do we do with them when we have them? How do we recognize the good ones from the bad ones? Learn about keeping a virtual shoebox of inspirat...

Icon of the event Gardens of the Loire Valley with Donna Fenice
Fri Nov 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Against the spectacular backdrop of the castles of the Loire Valley, Donna Fenice takes us on a tour of the most beautiful and interesting gardens in the region. "To create a beautiful garden," observed one gardener, "one nee...