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Icon of the event Introduction to Aboriginal Music
Thu Jun 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Find out more than you ever knew possible about the scope of Native music. Come hear and see the eclectic sights and sounds of the music of the First Nations. Speaker: Brian Wright-McLeod, Native music journalist, radio host,...

Icon of the event Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival: Tara Davidson Trio
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North York Central Library

Juno-nominated Tara Davidson has performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the North Sea Jazz Festival, notable jazz clubs around this city and more. Join us for an evening of inspiring jazz and be part of this fa...

Icon of the event Un après-midi au cinéma
Sat Jun 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North York Central Library

Le film sera suivi d'une discussion avec Marcelle Lean, Directrice de Cinéfranco.

Icon of the event Native American Footwear: Functional Works of Art
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Andrea Field, Education Coordinator of the Bata Shoe Museum, as she explores the beauty of traditional decorative techniques on Native North American footwear....

Icon of the event Architecture of Iran
Sat May 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Rafooneh M. Sani, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus presents an overview from ancient Persepolis to modern and contemporary Iranian architecture, including symbolism, design theory and construction. (English and ...

Icon of the event The Music of China, Brilliant and Accessible
Thu May 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Enjoy an inspiring evening with Pingxin Xu, dulcimer player extraordinaire accompanied by Xiaoyun Miao, educator and pipa virtuoso. They will demonstrate traditional music as well as a variety of styles from China?'s varied ...

Icon of the event What Makes Music Great?
Thu May 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

We hear great orchestral masterpieces all the time ? in the concert hall, at the movies, on TV, in video games, and on the radio. The Toronto Symphony has invited engaging music expert Rob Kapilow to lead you on a discovery o...

Icon of the event Southern Africa Travel Talk
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for a travel talk on South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Learn about deltas, deserts and Victoria Falls. This region of Africa is the wildlife and nature seeker's paradise; travelling there is an unforgettable experie...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees-Preserving our Natural Roots
Tue May 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Taylor Memorial

The questions, "What is a heritage tree?" and "Why is it important to protect them?" are answered in this lively, illustrated talk. Drawing on the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance?s toolkit and using a special red oak found in ...

Icon of the event National Canadian Film Day:: Bollywood/Hollywood
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Downsview

REEL CANADA presents National Canadian Film Day. This countrywide celebration of Canadian film is an opportunity to join film buffs across the country to watch some of the wonderful films made in Canada. We will be screening ...