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Icon of the event Lillian H. Smith library 20th Anniversary Story Project
Ongoing event running from Mon Jul 20, 2015 - Fri Oct 09, 2015
Lillian H. Smith

You're invited to share your memories and photos of the library and neighbourhood to celebrate our 20th anniversary at 239 College St....

Icon of the event Wonders of  Ancient Egypt.
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this lecture, we will explore the Giza plateau and its pyramids, sail upstream to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, look at the lives of the workers to learn how craftspeople and commoners once lived. We will even take ...

Icon of the event 400th anniversary of  Étienne Brûlé Journey of 1615.    Stories
Sat Sep 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Hear the story of Turtle Island and Moon Woman's children. Learn about the Humber River and the trail near by; how it was shared eventually with the French newcomers and later the English....

Icon of the event  Your Life as a Poem: Newcomer Writing Workshop
9:30 am - 10:20 am on recurring dates listed below
Downsview

Work with award-winning author and storyteller, Rukhsana Khan, to learn the art of creative writing....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 15
Tue Oct 13
Tue Nov 10
Tue Dec 01
Icon of the event Etobicoke: Then and Now
Wed Sep 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Denise Harris will give a talk focusing on the rich history of the former township of Etobicoke as it progressed from forests to farms to the suburbs and industry of today's urban environment. Old photographs of historic plac...

Icon of the event The Essence of Memoir : Your Life in Four Pages
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Downsview

Work with award-winning author and storyteller, Rukhsana Khan, to learn the art of creative writing....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 17
Thu Sep 24
Thu Oct 01
Thu Oct 08
Thu Oct 15
Icon of the event The Essence of Menoir : Your Life in Four Pages
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Downsview

Work with award-winning author and storyteller, Rukhsana Khan, to learn the art of creative writing....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 17
Thu Sep 24
Thu Oct 01
Thu Oct 08
Thu Oct 15
Icon of the event A Century of Ontario Photographs
Fri Sep 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Join Ontario Senior Archivist Paul D. McIlroy as he shows more than 100 years worth of Ontario photographs from the many records of Archives of Ontario and explains how Archives of Ontario manages these records.

Icon of the event National Film Board of Canada Movies - Blood Manifesto and Uyghurs
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm on recurring dates listed below
Brentwood

Join us for National Film Board of Canada movies. The short is Blood Manifesto (All over the world, idealist revolutionaries shed their blood to denounce injustices. Yet blood is also the very symbol of life. The paradox i...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 18
Fri Sep 25
Icon of the event Scottish Family History
Fri Sep 18, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

This two-hour lecture by Chris Paton will give you a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of Scottish family history research ? as seen by a renowned professional genealogist living in Scotland. In this talk...