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Icon of the event Genealogy: Tree Making
Thu Mar 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Time to format all that research into something that can be handed down for generations. No artistic skills required, materials will be provided....

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 Opera and Revolution: Louis Riel
Wed Apr 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Opera Canada editor Wayne Gooding introduces this grand opera in an audio-visual presentation. How does Louis Riel draw the line between hero and anit-hero? Harry Somers' Louis Riel follows seminal political upheavals in Cana...

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 Have Fun Songwriting
Thu May 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you always want to write your own song but didn't think it possible? Let's make it possible. Using basic rhymes, lyricism, and rhythmic beats, let's write a song. Maybe it'll be a love song or a political rant or a lul...

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Bzindamowin" (Learning from Listening) is an experience rooted in Anishinaabe oral tradition that includes active oral knowledge transmission through stories, teachings, and legends....

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 Home Library Service Info Session
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

If you or a loved one can't come to the library, find out how the library can come to you! Home Library Service is available for Toronto residents who are homebound for three months or longer due to age, illness or disability...

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....


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