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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 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 Conservation and Development in the Rouge River Watershed
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

York University's Dr. L. Anders Sandberg travels from the mouth of the Rouge River to the Oak Ridges Moraine exploring the interactions and conflicts of different past and current land uses and the future establishment of the...

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 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 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 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 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 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...