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Icon of the event Orchardviewers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Spend an enjoyable afternoon listening to a range of performers and speakers. From author visits to musicians you will enjoy our entertainment on a weekly basis. Our 2017 winter sessions will host musicians, explorers, author...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 25
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 08
Thu Jun 15
Icon of the event Afternoon at the Movies
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Looking for something to do on your P.A. Day? Come and watch a fun movie at the library! We will be watching Disney's "Moana". This movie is rated G. No registration required. Groups must call ahead to check space availabilit...

Icon of the event Beyond Al Jolson: The Jazz Singer and its Remakes Alan Edelstein
Wed May 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for a compelling and unique JMW presentation, in which Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Alan Edelstein dissects and discusses the music and the nuance of the timeless tale The Jazz Singer. Retold on screen in every ...

Icon of the event Afternoon @ The Movies
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for popular and entertaining movie titles on select Thursday afternoons from 2-4 pm. You may bring your popcorn and snacks. For more details, please visit branch in person or call 416-395-5440. Location: Auditorium (3...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 25
Thu Jun 08
Thu Jun 22
Thu Jul 13
Thu Jul 27
Icon of the event PS4 Gaming Afternoons
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Did you hear the news? Pape/Danforth Library has a brand-new PS4! Join us every Tuesday this summer to get your hands on the latest games of the season. For ages 6-14....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 04
Tue Jul 11
Tue Jul 18
Tue Jul 25
Tue Aug 01
Icon of the event Team 88: North American Indigenous Games
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) being held in Toronto this July is expect be the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples in North America. Learn about the games, cool sports and Indigenous cul...

Icon of the event Angry Inuk
Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

In this award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril brings Inuit voices to the forefront on Canada's seal hunt. Here, viewers meet the hunters, craftspeople, and families for whom the seal hunt is a critical par...

Icon of the event Saturday Book to Movie Club
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Read the book then see the film! Pape/Danforth Library will show a movie based on a book once a month. Enjoy reading the book then see how it translates on film....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 03
Sat Jul 15
Sat Aug 12
Sat Sep 09
Icon of the event An Idea of Canada - Marking Canada's 150th Anniversary
Tue May 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Northern District

Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and her husband, John Ralston Saul, begin an expedition to Canada's three seacoasts. In typical Canadian style, they travel by snowmobile, boat, small plane, pickup truck, and canoe....

Icon of the event #HERESMYCANADA with Historica Canada
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Here's My Canada is a multilingual, nation-wide contest inviting Canadians to express what Canada means to them in a 30-second video....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 11
Tue Jul 18