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Icon of the event Maps: Worth a Thousand Words
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Come learn about maps and tour the Map Collection at the Toronto Reference Library. Find out who uses maps and when, why the information they provide makes them essential research tools. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Start Your Genealogy Research at the Library
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to access the library's extensive genealogical resources to effectively do family history research. To register, call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Start Your Genealogy Research at the Library
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to access the library's extensive genealogical resources to effectively do family history research. This introductory session is not designed to be hands-on. To register, call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event 1914, Air War Western Front
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Long Branch

Aviation Historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, where used primary to observe troop movements and for aerial reconnaissance. Both sides flew fragile biplanes, lacking realible engines and any form...

Icon of the event  Memorial Day Workshop - Roses in My Carpets
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairview

Artists in the Library, presented in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council, celebrates the love of art in neighbourhoods outside of the downtown core....

Icon of the event Canadians at War:  A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join author Susan Evans Shaw discussing...

Icon of the event The German Zeppelin Raids on England 1915-1918
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WWI caused much panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command, and the government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German...

Icon of the event West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join White Pine Pictures in a screening of an award winning film about Tom Thomson, one of Canada's most beloved painters. Described as our greatest colourist and our Van Gogh, Thomson's expressive and vibrant interpretations...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Survivor Rose Lipszyc - Holocaust Education Week
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Palmerston

"It's a Beautiful World, but there's No Place for Us."...

Icon of the event Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

We don't often associate Toronto with cows, pigs, horses, and chickens. Yet people once lived and worked alongside them and they were a common sight on city streets as. Dr. Sean Kheraj (York University) will explore the hist...