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Icon of the event Contemporary Canadian Cinema with Risa Shuman: Gabrielle
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A young woman who has Williams syndrome possesses amazing musical talents but struggles continually to gain her independence. Directed by Louise Archambault. 104 minutes. 2014. Risa Shuman, film historian and Senior Producer ...

Icon of the event Contemporary Canadian Cinema with Risa Shuman: Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
Thu Mar 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Eight years after first working together, two mismatched Canadian cops team up once again to investigate an auto-theft ring. However, they soon discover that the robberies point to a much-larger conspiracy. Directed by Alain ...

Icon of the event Music From People City: The Island Connection
Tue Jan 09, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto music scene has changed a lot in the past few decades. It now features music and artists from around the world. One of the strongest movements within this city has been the rise of local Caribbean music: reggae, d...

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:
Thu Jan 11
Thu Feb 08
Thu Mar 08
Thu Apr 12
Icon of the event Making Voice: Women's Creative Narratives
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parliament Street

Artists Elena SonĂ­ and Vanessa Barnett invite women from the community to draw, paint, print, and embroider while sharing stories and meeting other women from the community. Finished art work will be exhibited at Toronto Refe...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 09
Tue Jan 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
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 Dec 21
Icon of the event Applefun Puppetry Presents: The Purple Pirate
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Enjoy an interactive puppet show with "The Purple Pirate"....

Icon of the event Jazz Valentines
Thu Feb 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Set to the sweet grooves of a jazz trio, Canada's Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke pays homage to the great, late Austin Clarke. With poets Ian Keteku, Honey Novick and Giovanna Riccio.

Icon of the event Guided Tour of I Am Canada
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free guided tour of our current exhibit...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Icon of the event Contemporary Canadian Cinema with Risa Shuman: Maudie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a fishmonger (Ethan Hawke) while working for him as a live-in housekeeper. Directed by Aisling Walsh. 115 mins. 2017. Risa Shuman, film historian and Senior P...