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Icon of the event The Academy for Lifelong Learning
Thu Apr 14, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Academy is a centre for intellectually curious adults. There are no exams or professors, just lots of good discussion and self-directed learning. We invite you to learn more about us by sampling 3 presentations by our A...

Icon of the event Hue: A Question of Colour
Wed Feb 17, 2016 | 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Annette Street

Hue, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, is a personal, heartfelt investigation into the history and often-tragic effects of colourism?the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group discriminate ag...

Icon of the event Shakespeare's
Wed Feb 17, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Can one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies be improved by the genius of Verdi's music? Many would say "yes" declaring "Otello" the greatest of all Italian operas. Hear Iain Scott, one of Canada's foremost opera experts and j...

Icon of the event Orchardviewers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
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 2016 fall sessions will host poets, singers, explorers and ...

Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 18
Thu Feb 25
Thu Mar 03
Thu Mar 10
Thu Mar 17
Icon of the event Henna Designs
Fri May 27, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate the diversity of South Asian cultures with beautiful henna designs! Design your own patterns and get a free, simple design on your hand. Children under 12 must have a parent/guardian present to receive henna applica...

Icon of the event Merril Collection Curator's Choice: Twisted Fairy Tales
Sat Feb 20, 2016 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Merril Collection staff member Mary Cannings will discuss the twists and turns fantasy writers have added to classic fairy tales, showing examples from the Merril Collection. For more information, please phone 416-393-7748.

Icon of the event 13th Annual Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Chester and Camilla Gryski will host an evening of happy reminiscences in celebration the 50th anniversary of the Friends of the Osborne Collection.

Icon of the event Merril Collection Curator's Choice: Terry Pratchett
Sat Mar 19, 2016 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Merril Collection staff member Mary Cannings will talk about the late Sir Terry Pratchett's fiction, Discworld and other series. For more information, please call 416-393-7748.

Icon of the event MAP Family Saturdays: Gardiner Museum visits Annette St.
Sat May 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Annette Street

Did you know that May is Asian Heritage Month? Visit the library to work with the Gardiner Museum's talented ceramists and learn how to make a dragon or fantastic beast out of clay. Don't forget the scales, claws and whiskers...

Icon of the event Micah White
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Named by Esquire as one of the most influential young thinkers alive today, the American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street on The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. With NOW magazine's Susan G. Cole....