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Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join us in the auditorium for a presentation and question and answer period with a Holocaust survivor. This event is in partnership with The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Class visits are welcome. Mond...

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 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 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 Inside the Museums
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join author John Goddard as he illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. The discussion will showcase the many scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single co...

Icon of the event In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North York Central Library

Our speaker, Denise Hans, was born in Paris, France in 1938. In 1942, after her father, aunt and uncle were taken from her home and murdered, her mother sought places to hide her six children and two nieces. Denise was hidde...

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 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....

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 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