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Icon of the event National Canadian Film Day
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Enjoy free feature movie. We will be screening Bollywood/Hollywood (2002): "Nothing is what it appears to be." Written and directed by Deepa Mehta. Free tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the showtime. Space is lim...

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Gaming Lounge
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Flemingdon Park

On Wednesdays, youth take over the glass room. Join us for video games, and other board games....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 22
Wed Mar 01
Wed Mar 08
Wed Mar 15
Wed Mar 22
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 Don't Retire Your Love of Learning!
Thu May 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What do The Harlem Renaissance, Islam in America and the Chrysler Building in New York City have in common? Come and see how members of Toronto's Academy for Lifelong Learning (www.allto.ca) inform one another in workshop pr...

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 March Break BINGO!
Mon Mar 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Children 5-12 years old will play a library version of BINGO! Registration begins Feb. 13th. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979.

Icon of the event Mystic Drumz
Wed Mar 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Evelyn Gregory

A hands-on drum circle full of music and rhythm. Each participant receives an instrument and instructions on how to play it.

Icon of the event Performance/poésie de Daniel Groleau Landry
Sat Apr 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 Daniel Groleau Landry, un poète et auteur-compositeur-interp...

Icon of the event Henna Design
Sat May 27, 2017 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Port Union

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the library and get a free henna design on your hand. Children under 12 must have a parent/guardian present to receive a henna application.