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Icon of the event The Art of Cartography
Ongoing event running from Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Sun Oct 16, 2016
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Discover the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century. This free exhibit features world maps, atlases, manuscript maps, sea charts, celestial maps, city plans and ...

Icon of the event Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of High Park Branch!
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: High Park

Celebrate High Park Library's Centenary Celebration by taking fun selfies at the Photo Booth from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Followed by a Heritage Toronto plaque unveiling ceremony at 1 p.m. Join architect and social historian Ale...

Icon of the event Architecture in the Beaches Community
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join us for a special meeting of the Beaches Historical Society, part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Beaches Library. Local historian Gene Domagala and Barbara Myrvold (Senior Services Specialist, Toronto Public Lib...

Icon of the event INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DISCUSSION GROUP with Keith Hyde
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde hosts a new series of monthly discussions about INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS....

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 Leaside Discover Your Heritage
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Leaside

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 04
Tue Oct 11
Tue Oct 18
Tue Oct 25
Tue Nov 01
Icon of the event Behind Wolf Hall: the World of Henry VIII's Chief Minister
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Thanks to Hilary Mantel's richly detailed Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, Thomas Cromwell is known to many. Historian Lauren Mackay examines Cromwell's meteoric rise as one of Henry VIII's most skilled advisors, his relati...

Icon of the event West Toronto Junction Historical Society - Early Inkeepers of West Toronto
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

We are pleased to present Ken Purvis, currently the Museum Coordinator at Montgomery's Inn History Museum, City of Toronto Culture; Contract Faculty at Centennial College in their Culture & Heritage Site Management program, a...

Icon of the event ROOM CHANGE: Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

PLEASE NOTE: this program will now be held in the Hinton Learning Theatre on the 3rd floor....

Icon of the event A World of Their Design: The Men Who Shaped Tudor Diplomacy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In a time of shifting politics and world changing events, three men emerged as masterful diplomats, ambassadors and advisors of great political acumen. Historian Lauren Mackay explores the intersecting lives of Thomas Boleyn,...