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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 Jul 13
Thu Jul 27
Thu Aug 10
Thu Aug 24
Thu Sep 07
Icon of the event Guided Tour of Destination 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 Jun 27
Tue Jul 04
Tue Jul 11
Tue Jul 18
Tue Jul 25
Icon of the event Canada Drums Hands-on Workshop
Sat Aug 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Celebrating drumming cultures and Canada with West African Djembe! Join us for this hands-on workshop for kids (ages 6-13). Presented by Bolokelen Malinke Percussion....

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film (evenings @6:30): Where Do We Go Now?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The film tells the story of a group of women who work together to rescue their village from the ongoing civil conflict between the Muslims and the Christians that has plagued the village for a long time. Directed by Nadine La...

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 Jul 11
Tue Aug 08
Tue Sep 12
Tue Oct 10
Icon of the event ROM - Volunteers
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A lecture...

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 Jul 20
Thu Aug 17
Icon of the event The Digital Afterlives of Queer Porn Archives
Mon Jun 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With Cait McKinney and Hazel Meyer. What is the library or archives' role in preserving and making available queer porn? Porn-making, watching, and sharing can be forms of activism--queer survival strategies aimed at document...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson : Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cultural historian Gregory Klages reviews the historical records related to Tom Thomson's mysterious passing....

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...