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Icon of the event Get Empowered on International Women's Day
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Sandra Whiting will teach us how to use self-talk and self-praise to be our awesome selves. Sandra is an engaging teacher and storyteller and was most recently a juror for Toronto and Ontario Arts Council, was president of th...

Icon of the event Music for the 21st Century: the 3rd annual FilkOntario Concert at the Merril
Sat Mar 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection and FilkOntario are co-sponsoring the 3rd Annual Filk Festival, Music for the 21st Century. Music will be created in the lower level of the Lillian Smith Branch on Saturday, March 21, star...

Icon of the event On Stage: Jeremy Lopez on  Jonson's The Alchemist
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Jeremy Lopez is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries including, most recently, Con...

Icon of the event A Toronto Woman's Story - Holocaust Survivor Documentary
Mon Jan 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A moving documentary about the artistry and struggle of Canadian figure skating coach and choreographer Ellen Burka. She recounts her life from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Albert Schultz
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Albert Schultz, Canadian actor, director and Artistic Director of Canada's largest urban theatre, Soulpepper. In conversation with Toronto Star's Richard Ouzounian....

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join producer Cornelia Principe for the screening and Q & A of The World Before Her. A film that tells a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant ? a ticket...

Icon of the event Storytellers from Away - Leigh-Anne Kehler
Thu Mar 26, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Woodside Square

In collaboration with the Toronto Storytelling Festival (www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca), we present some of the most renowned and accomplished tellers from across Canada and around the world. From Manitoba, storyteller L...

Icon of the event Chinese New Year
Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Come to the Lillian H. Smith Library to celebrate the Year of the Sheep! Enjoy a Lion Dance, Kung Fu demonstration, Chinese instrumental music, dance performances and face painting for kids at 1pm. Free Chinese New Year scr...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Israeli Film Series
Mon Mar 16, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati); directed by Shemi Zarhin....