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Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Accessible Literary Speed Dating
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Want to meet other singles who share your interests? Literary Speed Dating is a fun and easy way to meet lots of potential dates in one evening with a cute book-themed twist. Participants are given five minutes to chat with e...

Icon of the event Egyptomania: Exploring our Love Affair with Ancient Egypt
Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Ancient Egypt has influenced all aspects of modern society from fashion and architecture to our obsession with mummies. Come hear about the discovery of King Tutankhamun, a pyramid built as a residence in Illinois, the restin...

Icon of the event Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Bring an object - Tell a story - Share your roots...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Tue Oct 18
Tue Oct 25
Icon of the event Quintessential Bellydance
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Dancer Evyenia Karmi will be offering a glimpse into the exotic world of bellydance. Participants will observe and learn a short choreography with movements from her book "Quintessential Bellydance," winner of The Beverly Hil...

Icon of the event Éclipse Solaire
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Black Lights, Lego, K'nex, 3D Doodling, Sculpting and more!...

Icon of the event Paper Arts
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Paper sculpting, paper creations, paper formations, paper as a medium, recycled paper, kirigami. Paper, paper everywhere, help us do something with it. We will meet on the last Friday of the month to explore our options and b...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 30
Fri Oct 28
Fri Nov 25
Icon of the event Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Join us on the 4th Monday of every month for an afternoon at the movies. Registration not required.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 31
Mon Nov 28
Icon of the event First Story Walking Tour
Sat Sep 24, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Explore the geography and ancestry of Indigenous Toronto and the rich culture, traditions and contributions of First Nations to our city. This guided walking tour will explore areas surrounding Lillian H. Smith branch and the...

Icon of the event Remembering the Bohemian Embassy
Fri Sep 23, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

The Bohemian Embassy was a 1960s avant garde coffee house and home to a generation of songwriters, dramatists, comics and poets. Gordon Lightfoot, Margaret Atwood, Ian and Sylvia Tyson and many others performed here....