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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 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 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 Welcome to Our World : a Day with Top Toronto Genealogists and Family Historians
Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North York Central Library

This interactive forum is intended to introduce you to some of Toronto?s top genealogists and family historians. Through informal presentations and discussions, the experts will share their perspectives and experiences as gen...

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 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 29
Wed Nov 05
Wed Nov 12
Wed Nov 19
Wed Nov 26
Icon of the event Season of Rage : Racial Conflict in a Small Town
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join John Cooper author of...

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 One Hundred Years of Medical Progress  : Connaught Labs in North York
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for an evening tracing the one hundred years of history of Sanofi Pasteur Laboratories, better known as Connaught Laboratories. Began on May 1, 1914 as the Antitoxin Laboratory of the University of Toronto, it expande...