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Icon of the event Have Fun Songwriting
Thu May 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you always want to write your own song but didn't think it possible? Let's make it possible. Using basic rhymes, lyricism, and rhythmic beats, let's write a song. Maybe it'll be a love song or a political rant or a lul...

Icon of the event Alphaville
Sat Apr 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection film program is sponsoring a showing of the Criterion edition of Jean-Luc Godard's classic science fiction film, Aphaville. In the lower level of the Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Str...

Icon of the event The DIY Giant Loom
Sat Apr 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Did you ever want to start something new like tapestry making and not know where to begin? The Library is a fantastic place to develop new skills. Register for this workshop by calling 416-393-7746.

Icon of the event A History of Everyday Things with Simon Waegemaekers Umbrellas
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Umbrellas have a fascinating history which goes back at least 4,000 years in many parts of the world. However, it is only in the last 200 years that they have become accepted in western society. The talk will look at the fas...

Icon of the event Jewellery: Design  and Power in Ancient Times
Tue May 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Jewellery has played an important role in the evolution of design...

Icon of the event 21st Fantastic Pulp Show
Sat May 13, 2017 | All Day
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The 21st Fantastic Pulp Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Merril Collection, will take place in the basement of the Lillian Smith branch between 10AM and 5PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Collectible science fiction and fant...

Icon of the event Friday Night Film: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Handsome, young, but morally corrupt Dorian Gray has his portrait made. As the years pass, he does not age, but evidence of his sins are apparent in his portrait, which grows uglier with each transgression. He keeps it safely...

Icon of the event North American Jules Verne Society Conference
Sat Jun 10, 2017 | All Day
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The North American Jules Verne Society Conference: attendees will present papers relating to Jules Verne: science fiction, steampunk, and given the anniversary, the historical understanding of the region, which Verne encount...

Icon of the event Mount Pleasant Library 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Please join us for Mount Pleasant Library's 25th Anniversary Open House! Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with a special Urban Folk Art Salon in the evening to honor the occasion.

Icon of the event Friday Night Film: Mildred Pierce (1945)
Fri Apr 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her convincing performance of a determined woman's rise from waitress to restaurateur while attempting to satisfy the needs of her decadent, spoiled daughter....