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Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Society
Ongoing event running from Wed May 27, 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 Heritage Ontario
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 Jun 02
Tue Jun 09
Tue Jun 16
Icon of the event Sharing Your Stories : an Introduction to Memoir Writing
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

If you've ever dreamed of recording your life stories, these lively and inspiring workshops are for you. See how flexible memoirs can be, and how to tap your memory (exercise your brain!) and your creativity, energize your wr...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 03
Wed Jun 10
Wed Jun 17
Wed Jun 24
Icon of the event Genetic Genealogy
Sat Jun 06, 2015 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Are you wondering what genetic genealogy is all about? Or have you already had some DNA tests done for yourself and your relatives but don?t know what the results mean? If either of these questions applies to you, this one-da...

Icon of the event Walking Tour of Scarborough Civic Centre Neighbourhood
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre

Join Shawn Micallef, a Toronto writer with an avante garde perspective on the city, and Barbara Myrvold, Toronto Public Library's Local History Specialist, to discover treasures about the neighbourhood. The tour will begin a...

Icon of the event Stories from an Ojibway Storyteller
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Aaron Bell, Ojibway Storyteller, shares the magic of spoken word, drama, and humour. Using the gift of imagination, enjoy stories from the First Nations people of Southern Ontario....

Icon of the event The Don Valley:  a history
Thu Jun 25, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Jennifer Bonnell, a historian of the Don Valley, to explore the rich human and natural history of one of Toronto's great rivers. Hear the stories of its uses by Aboriginal peoples, the industrial development of the river...

Icon of the event Hands-On 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 Remembering the Battle of Britain, WWII
Mon Sep 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year (2015) marks the 75 Anniversary of the "Battle of Britain", fought over the summer skies of England in 1940. This decisive air battle was the major turning point in the Luftwaffe's attempt to gain air superiority be...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.