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Icon of the event Gladiators in Ancient Rome: Sport in the Service of Imperial Power
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that gladiator spectacle started as a form of funeral entertainment sponsored by aristocratic Roman families? Jonathan Edmondson (York) talks about the role of this bloody cultural phenomenon in the social and po...

Icon of the event Finding Your Upper Canada Ancestors
Sat Apr 11, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library

If you have ancestors who lived in Ontario between the 1790s and the 1860s (when it was first called Upper Canada and then Canada West), you will find this workshop interesting. This one-day workshop explores the various kind...

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

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 Lost Breweries of Toronto
Wed Apr 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join Jordan St. John, Canada's only nationally syndicated beer columnist and author of...

Icon of the event Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North York Central Library

This fast-paced one day course introduces the types of records and techniques needed for researching your family tree. Learn about vital records (civil and church), census records and probates (wills) and how to extract and e...

Icon of the event Genealogy Discussion Group
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

Do you want to know what are the latest ideas about how to do genealogy research effectively in an online world? Are you trying to keep up with technological innovations in this field? If so, you may be interested to particip...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 06
Wed May 20
Wed May 27
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...