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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 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

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 Girly Show: Burlesque Onscreen
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Set in a burlesque house, the virtuous Judy (Maureen O'Hara) and the brazen Bubbles (Lucille Ball) strike up an intense rivalry after realizing they're after the same man in DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (1940), Dorothy Arzner's hilario...

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...

Icon of the event 2017 Evening Films @ Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 24
Thu Mar 30
Fri Mar 31
Thu Apr 06
Fri Apr 07
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...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film:The Syrian Bride
Mon Mar 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story deals with a Druze wedding and the troubles the politically unresolved situation creates for the personal lives of the people in and from the village. Directed by Eran Riklis. In Arabic/Hebrew with English subtitles...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film (evenings @6:30): Captain Abu Raed
Mon May 01, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The story of a simple old man who tries to inspire the impoverished children of his poor neighbourhood, and even attempts to rescue one of them from the brutal circumstances surrounding the child's life. Directed by Amin Mata...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film: Laila's Birthday
Mon May 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A taxi-driving judge attempts to keep his promise to return home with a birthday cake for his young daughter while contending with everyday life in occupied territory and doing his best to keep unruly passengers in check. Di...