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Icon of the event Edwin Alonzo Boyd: Life and Crimes of Canada's Master Bank Robber
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join author Nate Hendley in a lively discussion about infamous bank robber Edwin Alonzo Boyd, subject of his...

Icon of the event Using Legacy Family Tree Software
Sat Sep 20, 2014 | All Day
North York Central Library

If you are using Legacy Family Tree software but are not sure you are using it fully to help with your family history, this one-day workshop could be for you. The workshop is intended for beginner or intermediate users of the...

Icon of the event Remembering For Peace: Canada's Great War Centenary
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Canada's famous war memorial at Vimy Ridge features the statue "Breaking of the Sword." How has this dramatic message of peace been eclipsed by a glorious, birth-of-a-nation war story? How can we commemorate the tragedy of Wo...

Icon of the event West Wind : the Vision of Tom Thomson
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join White Pines Pictures in a screening of an award winning film about Tom Thomson, one of Canada's most beloved painters. Described as our greatest colourist and our Van Gogh, Thomson's expressive and vibrant interpretation...

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

Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, including LDS Family Histo...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 08
Wed Oct 15
Wed Oct 22
Wed Oct 29
Wed Nov 05
Icon of the event Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Historian Robert Rutherdale (Algoma University) author of a...

Icon of the event William Avery Bishop V.C. : War Hero and Legend
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join aviation historian Keith Hyde speaking on the life of pilot William Avery "Billy" Bishop, V.C. war hero and legend. A most fitting topic of Canadian history honouring the centenary of the First World War....

Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Polish Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter and his twin sister were born in Lodz, Poland in 1933. In 1939, his family was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. In April 1943, they were deported to the death camp, Majdanek, where the w...

Icon of the event Canadians at War:  A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join author Susan Evans Shaw discussing...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The questions, What is a Heritage Tree? and, Why is it important to protect them?, should be answered with this lively illustrated talk....