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Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Afternoon at the Movies - Black History: Motherland
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Beautifully crafted and breathtaking in both scope and impact, it's Africa as you have never seen it before! From the same producers of "500 Years Later", Motherland [Enat Hager] is directed by Owen Alik Shahadah, and conside...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (2014)
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Ru...

Icon of the event Don't Retire Your Love of Learning!
Thu May 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What do The Harlem Renaissance, Islam in America and the Chrysler Building in New York City have in common? Come and see how members of Toronto's Academy for Lifelong Learning (www.allto.ca) inform one another in workshop pr...

Icon of the event Vice & Virtue
Ongoing event running from Sat Feb 11, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Booze, broads and Sunday laws: this exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in "Toronto the Good" through photographs, tabloid newspapers, manuscripts and ephemera from the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana....

Icon of the event Nifty Frum Friends Presents: Socrates Cafe @ Barbara Frum with Harry Mingail
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Socrates Cafe...

Icon of the event TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Shakespeare in Action's TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is a FREE readers' theatre program for children ages 7-12. Led by professional actors and educators, kids will explore one to three plays from The Comedy of Errors,...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 25
Sat Mar 04
Icon of the event Kids & their Grown-Ups Ukulele Club
7:00 pm - 7:35 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parliament Street

Come to the library & learn kid-friendly tunes on a ukulele. We will have some ukuleles to share, but bring your uke if you have one. This program is for children ages 7+ and their parents/caregivers. Uke can do it! Drop-in, ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Mar 01
Icon of the event Green13 Presents: Fast Forward screening and discussion
Tue Mar 14, 2017 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

"Fast Forward" is a documentary of Peoples' struggle for justice, for a better world for future generations, to prevent catastrophic climate...

Icon of the event Music Documentaries: Beats, Rhymes & Life (2011)
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Actor Michael Rapaport`s documentary about the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest charts their rise from a group of childhood friends in `80s-era Queens to global popularity to an acrimonious breakup. Placing t...