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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 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 Adult Afternoon Movies
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eglinton Square

Join us for a free afternoon movie. Bring a friend. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 13
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 Team 88: North American Indigenous Games
Thu May 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Spadina Road

OUR APOLOGIES THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. 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 th...

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...

Icon of the event Anishinaabeg Art and Power
Thu Jun 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Arni Brownstone, assistant curator at the ROM, takes you on a journey through the artistic e...

Icon of the event The Healing Power of Music with Debbie Danbrook
Tue Jul 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Debbie Danbrook is a musician, composer and recording artist specializing in music for meditation, relaxation and healing. She is a Master player of the Shakuhachi flute, an ancient Japanese instrument originally played by mo...

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 but rich selection of local and international documentaries from our collection. Join us to view and discuss...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 19