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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 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 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 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 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 North York:  New Perspectives on Community Building and Cultural Exchange
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for a special evening of historical exploration and discussion about Toronto's cultural roots with an emphasis on the impact of First Nations peoples....

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 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 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 ...