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Icon of the event The Middle East in Film:The Human Resources Manager
Mon May 08, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story of an HR manager who reluctantly travels to Eastern Europe to bring the body of a deceased former employee, a recent immigrant to Israel, back to her family. Directed by Eran Riklis. In Hebrew/Romanian with English...

Icon of the event Let's Draw
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Drawing with oil sticks. A program for newcomer Seniors to have an opportunity to do something creative and practice English. Space is limited, please register by calling 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event The DIY Giant Loom
Sat Apr 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you ever want to start something new like tapestry making and not know where to begin? The Library is a fantastic place to develop new skills. Register for this workshop by calling 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event First Nations Drumming
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us for drumming, singing and dancing in celebration of Aboriginal History Month. Presented by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

Icon of the event Puppet Show:  Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
Thu Jul 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

West African tale from picture book by Eric Kimmel. Anansi the spider used a strange rock to trick the other animals, until Bush Deer teaches him a lesson. Followed by a short film....

Icon of the event Les Chiclettes
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous accueillons Les Chiclettes. Femmes téméraires, d'une volonté farouche, q...

Icon of the event Have Fun Songwriting
Thu May 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you always want to write your own song but didn't think it possible? Let's make it possible. Using basic rhymes, lyricism, and rhythmic beats, let's write a song. Maybe it'll be a love song or a political rant or a lul...

Icon of the event Sacred Spaces in Western Architecture Part 1: Monasteries & Pilgrimage Churches
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Monasticism and pilgrimage both had tremendous effects on Western culture. Church architecture responded to these influences in distinctive ways, as we'll see in some remarkable examples of sacred buildings. Join architectura...

Icon of the event Alphaville
Sat Apr 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection film program is sponsoring a showing of the Criterion edition of Jean-Luc Godard's classic science fiction film, Aphaville. In the lower level of the Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Str...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film: Blackboards
Mon May 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. In Kurdish with English su...