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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 North Toronto Historical Society
Ongoing event running from Wed Sep 30, 2015 - Wed Dec 30, 2015
Northern District

NTHS: The North Toronto Historical Society meets the last Wednesday of the month from Jan-May and Sept-Nov. No registration required!...

Icon of the event Battle of Britain - 75th Anniversary Lecture
Fri Oct 09, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Please join us as we welcome Keith Hyde, aviation historian, who will discuss the Battle of Britain as we reflect and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this event! Keith will present the details of how this battle was fough...

Icon of the event Leaside Discover Your Heritage
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

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

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 13
Tue Oct 20
Tue Oct 27
Tue Nov 03
Tue Nov 10
Icon of the event  Your Life as a Poem: Newcomer Writing Workshop
9:30 am - 10:20 am on recurring dates listed below

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

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 13
Tue Nov 10
Tue Dec 01
Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps, and brief biographies of more t...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society Discussion Group
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Bring your questions, photos, and memorabilia, and join the discussion. Call 416-396-3975 for the topic.

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 14
Wed Nov 18
Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...

Icon of the event Basic Genealogy and Family History
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

This day-time course is designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills. The course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, inc...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 14
Wed Oct 21
Wed Oct 28
Wed Nov 04
Wed Nov 11
Icon of the event Geneology: Where do I start?
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmbrook Park

Ever wanted to research your family history but didn't know where to start? Join us as we look at the tools and resources you will need to start your research. Please register in person or by calling 416-394-5290.