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Icon of the event Russian Poetry and Music Salons
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us in the Barbara Frum Library for our monthly Russian Poetry and Music Salons, hosted by local poets and musicians. All are welcome for this free events. Join us and enjoy these warm, supportive and talented afternoons....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 18
Wed Dec 20
Icon of the event Documentary film
Tue Feb 06, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Awarded the 2016 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association, filmmaker Hugh Gibson offers a compassionate honest look at habitual drug use in Regent Park. In their own words over five years, thre...

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 Oct 24
Tue Oct 31
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Tue Nov 21
Icon of the event Teen Movie
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Come after school and enjoy a film. We will be watching "Everything, Everything" based on the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon. This film is rated PG.

Icon of the event TIFF: Special Effects Makeup
Fri Oct 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us in the youth hub to experiment with creating special effects makeup. Choose between sci-fi/fantasy or action/horror themes. Learn about various makeup techniques while transforming each other into fairies, superheroes...

Icon of the event Barbara Frum Staff Presents The Puppet Show,
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

A ghost, a vampire, a mummy and a bat work together to help the witch release a pumpkin from its vine. The witch then makes a pumpkin pie to share with her four friends. (Ages 3-5) Drop in, no registration required. Groups pl...

Icon of the event An Afternoon with the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, a volunteer group that works with Toronto Public Library to support the collection.

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

You are invited to celebrate Toronto Reference Library's 40th anniversary with Danny Doyle, as he explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada, focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census d...

Icon of the event LSP Week 2017: Celebration 150
Fri Oct 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us to celebrate the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program and Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Meet Jowita Bydlowska, author of the best-selling memoir, Drunk Mom, and Guy, a novel. Learn about newcom...

Icon of the event Halloween Howl
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Come in costume ready to scare up a "howling good time"! Shiver to scary stories, go on a pumpkin hunt and make your very own batty headband! For families with children ages 6 and up.