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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 Étienne Brûlé: Wendat Expedition of 1615 - Crafts
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Twenty-three year old Étienne Brûlé was the first European to arrive in the Toronto area in the year 1615. Celebrate our early history, by joining Maria A. Shchuka Library in commemorating the 400th anniversary of Brûlé's inc...

Icon of the event Project Animal Farm - An Investigator's True Story
Wed Aug 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brentwood

Author, Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and s...

Icon of the event Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Ancestry Library Edition is available at all library branches. This three-session course will help you to uncover your family history and build your family tree. Free. Registration required. OGS Toronto Branch http://torontof...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 09
Wed Sep 16
Wed Sep 23
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  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
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.