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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 Lowdown Tracks: A Celebration of Music and Survival
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lowdown Tracks is a powerful documentary exploring the world of Toronto's homeless musicians. Toronto Reference Library is pleased to present a screening of the film with live performances by some of the film's musicians. A d...

Icon of the event Barbara Frum's Nifty Frum Friends
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Come out and have your say. A lively and informal group of older adults meet in a welcoming space to chill, exchange news and views on a variety of topics, work on a simple craft and learn a new skill. For more information yo...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 14
Tue Apr 11
Tue May 09
Tue Jun 13
Icon of the event Project Grizzly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Troy Hurtubise, building the perfect suit of armor capable of withstanding a grizzly bear attack, has become an obsession. Troy is driven by a one-time encounter with a grizzly bear, and seeks to recreate this experience ...

Icon of the event Looking for funding?  Explore Grant Connect
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Need funding for your charitable community group, arts organization, school, camp, or church group? Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information available only through subscription or at the Toronto Publi...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Mar 06
Mon Apr 10
Icon of the event Puppet Shows at Parliament
10:30 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for our monthly puppet show. Every month is a whole new show!...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 27
Thu May 25
Icon of the event Indigenous Voices Rising
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Has success in the Canadian mainstream changed the role Indigenous culture plays within the lives of native communities? This panel discussion celebrates the rise of indigenous culture and considers how success has affected a...

Icon of the event Afternoon @ The Movies
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for popular and entertaining movie titles on select Thursday afternoons from 2-4 pm. You may bring your popcorn and snacks. For more details, please visit branch in person or call 416-395-5440. Location: Auditorium (3...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 09
Thu Mar 23
Thu Apr 06
Thu Apr 20
Thu May 11
Icon of the event Katori Shinto Ryu Demonstration
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

A demonstration of the techniques of Katori Shinto Ryu performed by Toronto Kenjutsu. Katori Shinto Ryu is a Japanese style of swordsmanship practiced since 1460 AD. It is considered the most ancient of all the martial arts o...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind som...