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Icon of the event Nightmare before Christmas
Fri Dec 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrate the holiday season with a great Tim Burton movie. Bored with Halloween, Jack Skellington stumbles onto Christmastown. It is perfect for his kind of scary mayhem. He plots to kidnap Santa Claus and take over. But Jac...

Icon of the event Bestiaire - A Great Canadian Film!
Fri Nov 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bestiaire is a critically acclaimed Quebecois avant-garde nature documentary directed by Denis Côté. A meditation on the relationships between animals and people through the seasons at a Quebec safari park. This work about th...

Icon of the event Canada 250
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Spadina Road

Maurice Switzer, author of...

Icon of the event I killed my mother - A Great Canadian Film!
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The film beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of the...

Icon of the event Islamic Heritage Month Storytelling Event
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Stories can take you to far away places and show that even though we come from different places our hearts are not that different after all! Join Award-winning author and storyteller Rukhsana Khan, on a story tour of Baghdad,...

Icon of the event What's Your Story North York
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us as we gather to honour the stories of the voices of North York hosted by poet, composer and percussionist Benjamin Hackman. Participants will enjoy readings from the winners of the What's Your Story, North York writin...

Icon of the event Caregiver Appreciation Day
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In Partnership with Kwentong Bayan Collective, the Library will host an event for our caregivers to create postcards to send home and relax in a supportive environment. All caregivers are welcome to come discuss their experi...

Icon of the event The Odin String Quartet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Spadina Road

Join us for an interactive performance of various genres and musical styles with members of The Odin String Quartet....

Icon of the event Introduction to Philosophy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

We use the word philosophy in everyday life to mean different things, but few are actually acquainted with the awesome tradition from which we get our scientific, political, and ethical foundations. From computers to our libe...

Icon of the event The Triplets of Belleville - A Great Canadian Film!
Fri Sep 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

This NFB animated film is packed and fun for the whole family. A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville where she tracks him down with the hel...