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Icon of the event 1914, Air War Western Front
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Long Branch

Aviation Historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, where used primary to observe troop movements and for aerial reconnaissance. Both sides flew fragile biplanes, lacking realible engines and any form...

Icon of the event  Memorial Day Workshop - Roses in My Carpets
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Artists in the Library, presented in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council, celebrates the love of art in neighbourhoods outside of the downtown core....

Icon of the event The German Zeppelin Raids on England 1915-1918
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WWI caused much panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command, and the government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Survivor Rose Lipszyc - Holocaust Education Week
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

"It's a Beautiful World, but there's No Place for Us."...

Icon of the event Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We don't often associate Toronto with cows, pigs, horses, and chickens. Yet people once lived and worked alongside them and they were a common sight on city streets as. Dr. Sean Kheraj (York University) will explore the hist...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Howard Chandler
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Howard Chandler was born in Wierzbnik, Poland in 1928. He was a prisoner in Starachowice Labour Camp between 1942 and 1944, then in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt between 1944 and 1945. He immigrated to Can...

Icon of the event Come Back to Egypt - Visiting the Lands of the Pharaohs
Sat Sep 20, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Thomas H. Greiner, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto and Co-Director of Ancient Egypt Alive....

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week featuring Andy Réti
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us in learning the story of Andy Réti. Andy Réti was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1942. He survived in the Budapest Ghetto together with his mother and paternal grandmother. His father was murdered in a forced labour cam...

Icon of the event Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs
Sat Sep 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs: Scarborough's remarkable waterfront past....

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a special presentation during Holocaust Education Week, 2014. Survivor Joe Leinburd will be sharing his story and speaking about his experiences....