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Icon of the event Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop with OCAD University
Sat Feb 10, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Design thinking is a problem-solving process that focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis, and experimentation to drive innovation. Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of fields...

Icon of the event Documentary film
Tue Feb 06, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Awarded the 2016 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association, filmmaker Hugh Gibson offers a compassionate honest look at habitual drug use in Regent Park. In their own words over five years, thre...

Icon of the event Monday Night at the Movies
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Port Union

Join us each week for a great movie. Free admission and you can bring your own refreshments. Contact the branch for a list of movie titles.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 08
Mon Jan 15
Mon Jan 22
Mon Jan 29
Mon Feb 05
Icon of the event The Middle East in Film Series: Le Grand Voyage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The last movie in the fall series. A French Moroccan teenager is obligated to accompany his father on a long road trip by car from France all the way to Mecca. Directed by Ismael Ferroukhi. French with English subtitles. 2006...

Icon of the event Rap N Roll : Dalton Higgins
Thu Dec 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dalton Higgins is an award-winning journalist, blogger, TV and Radio broadcaster, and educator. He is the author of books on Hip Hop, Drake and fatherhood. Hip Hop is arguably the predominant youth subculture of this generati...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film Series: Incha'Allah Dimanche
Tue Dec 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 3rd movie in the series. An Algerian woman leaves her mother and her Algerian community behind and moves to France with her 3 children to join her husband and her mother-in-law. Directed by Yamina Benguigui. Arabic with ...

Icon of the event Pumice Raft Art Talks: The Evolution of the Artist-Run Centre
Sat Dec 02, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With the establishment of the Canada Council for the Arts Act in 1957, the self-organizing artists groups in Canada were able to receive government funding and incorporate as an artist-run centre - a designation that falls un...

Icon of the event Looking for funding?  Explore Grant Connect
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Need funding for your charitable community group, arts organization, school, camp, or church group? Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information available only through subscription or at the Toronto Publi...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 28
Icon of the event Place au cinéma : « L'Orchestre de minuit »
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Place au cinéma » nous vous proposons la projection d'un film « L'Orchestre de minuit » de Jérôme Cohen-Olivar avec Gad Elmaleh et Avishay Benazra....

Icon of the event Toronto's Reference Libraries: Past & Present
Wed Nov 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an illustrated talk by architectural historian Marta O'Brien to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the present Toronto Reference Library. You'll see and hear about the current building's design, and the architectur...