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Icon of the event Quintessential Bellydance
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Dancer Evyenia Karmi will be offering a glimpse into the exotic world of bellydance. Participants will observe and learn a short choreography with movements from her book "Quintessential Bellydance," winner of The Beverly Hil...

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Annette St. branch
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Learn how wool from a sheep becomes a sweater! Kids can try their hand at carding and spinning wool themselves. Call 416-393-7692 or visit the branch to register. Auditorium, lower level. Accessible by elevator.

Icon of the event Open Data Hackathon: TO Prosperity - Team Presentations
Sun Sep 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us as the Data Hackathon participants present their projects after a full day of hacking at the second-annual TPL Hackathon on Saturday, September 17th. Participants were invited to examine and use open data to generate ...

Icon of the event Culture Days featuring Ensemble Topaz
Fri Sep 30, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Ensemble Topaz, Toronto's premiere Eastern music and dance company, presents a performance and workshop of music and dance styles. Presenting a fusion of Turkish, Jewish, Central Asian, Indian, and Middle-Eastern songs and da...

Icon of the event Hasn't everything been mapped already (or why do we need cartographers anymore)?
Mon Oct 03, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

At a time when virtually every square metre of land on Earth has been accurately mapped, is there any need for map makers in 2016? Cartographer Chris Brackley certainly thinks there is. In this talk, Chris will explain how th...

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Gardiner Museum visits Victoria Village branch
Sat Oct 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Did you know that clay is a type of soil? You can find it in many places, usually along a river bank or in a stream. Have fun working with our ceramic artists and make a miniature canoe and paddle out of clay. Drop-in.

Icon of the event Guided Tour of The Art of Cartography
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A free guided tour of The Art of Cartography on display in the TD Gallery....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 30
Tue Sep 06
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Tue Sep 27
Icon of the event Songs of the Soldiers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A beautiful and moving evening, retelling the lives of two WW1 soldiers through music and dramatic readings....

Icon of the event Teen Gaming Tournament
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Evelyn Gregory

Whether you're an experienced gamer or just looking to learn a few new tricks, our Teen Gaming Tournaments are sure to be a blast. Drop in to the library and challenge your friends to a game of Mortal Kombat or NBA2K. Maybe...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 14
Wed Sep 28