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

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, and then deported to the Majdanek death camp in April 1943. His whole fami...

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

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 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 William Avery Bishop V.C.: War Hero and Legend
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join White Pine 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 interpretations...

Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

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 22
Wed Oct 29
Wed Nov 05
Wed Nov 12
Wed Nov 19
Icon of the event Industrial England
Sat Nov 01, 2014 | All Day
North York Central Library

If you have ancestors who lived in England before 1900, you may find this workshop interesting. The one day workshop will explore the social and economic effects of the major industrial revolutions in England from about 1750 ...

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 1914-2014, Toronto Remembers the Great War
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Author of Death So Noble, Professor Jonathan Vance (University of Western Ontario), considers the challenges of remembering this catastrophic event, and how those challenges have changed as the centenary approaches. When we a...