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Icon of the event Indigenous Voices Rising
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Has success in the Canadian mainstream changed the role Indigenous culture plays within the lives of native communities? This panel discussion celebrates the rise of indigenous culture and considers how success has affected a...

Icon of the event The Middle East in Film: Laila's Birthday
Mon May 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A taxi-driving judge attempts to keep his promise to return home with a birthday cake for his young daughter while contending with everyday life in occupied territory and doing his best to keep unruly passengers in check. Di...

Icon of the event Tea & Movie
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Enjoy a cup of tea and watch "The Man Who Knew Infinity". Rated PG-13, 1hr 48min. Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons & Malcolm Sinclair.

Icon of the event Project Grizzly
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Troy Hurtubise, building the perfect suit of armor capable of withstanding a grizzly bear attack, has become an obsession. Troy is driven by a one-time encounter with a grizzly bear, and seeks to recreate this experience ...

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Bharatanatyam - Indian classical dance
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the library and enjoy performance of the oldest and purest form of Indian Classical dance? Bharatanatyam. Registration begins April 22. Register in person of by calling 416-396-8979. Space is...

Icon of the event The City of Bordeaux
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bordeaux known for its wine is a city with a long history and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The history of Bordeaux is linked to the English history with Eleanor of Aquitaine in the middle Age. The downtown bu...

Icon of the event Anishinaabeg Art and Power
Thu Jun 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Arni Brownstone, assistant curator at the ROM, takes you on a journey through the artistic e...

Icon of the event Tea & Movie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Enjoy a cup of tea and watch "Florence Foster Jenkins". Rated PG-13, 1hr 51min. Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg.

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Thu Jul 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Escape the heat and watch a great film! Film titles will be announced in June. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 24 and 31