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Icon of the event Passages Canada Presents: Henry Agassi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Passages Canada is a storytelling initiative of Historica Canada, working to build understanding and respect for Canada?s shared history and values....

Icon of the event Hot Doc Fridays: The World Before Her
Fri May 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A rare glimpse into the world of two opposing camps of young women in India: a group of 20 contestants in the Miss India beauty pageant, and a camp for young girls, belonging to a female wing of a militant fundamentalist mov...

Icon of the event Swallowing Clouds: A Physical Arts Workshop
10:00 am - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Humberwood

Open to youth ages 9 - 12, this workshop offers an introduction into the enriching world of art and creativity. Working with professional dancers, musicians and authors, workshop participants will be guided through an inspir...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jun 09
Sat Jun 10
Icon of the event Grasslands Project Documentary Film
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

In the southern Prairies neighbours look out for each other, communities come together--and it only takes a gentle but persistent hand to get the fiercely independent residents to share their fascinating stories. Grasslands P...

Icon of the event Indigenous Voices Rising
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Has mainstream success changed the role of Indigenous culture within native communities? This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain bot...

Icon of the event Tuesday Docs - History, Mystery and Discoveries
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Documentaries present us with a better understanding of our past, present and future. This weekly program is a small captivating selection of local and international films from our collection....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Icon of the event Hot Doc Fridays: The Sacred Sundance
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An account of a rare transmission of a sacred ceremony from one first nation to another within Canada. The film shows how the Sundance ritual brings social and spiritual healing to the indigenous communities in the East Coas...

Icon of the event Kids & Family Beginner Ukulele!
Fri Jun 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Come to the library & learn how to play the ukulele! We will have some ukuleles to share, but bring your uke if you have one....

Icon of the event North American Jules Verne Society Conference
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | All Day
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The North American Jules Verne Society Conference: attendees will present papers relating to Jules Verne: science fiction, steampunk, and given the anniversary, the historical understanding of the region which Verne encounter...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Wattstax (1973)
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, director Mel Stuart captures the performances of the Watts Summer Festival. Organized by Stax Records, the festival is a gathering of musicians and entertainers from the black community, b...