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Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week ft. Rose Lipszyc
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Danforth/Coxwell

Join us in learning the story of Rose Lipszye. Rose Lipszye was born in 1929 in Lublin, Poland. On Oct 14, 1942 Rose escaped forced deportation. She survived the war under a false identity posing as a...

Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquitos were built at Downs...

Icon of the event The Royal Ontario Museum Presents Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The presentation provides an overview of the dramatic story of this ancient civilization frozen in time. Casts of those lost in the catastrophe are among the exhibition's highlights. The exhibition includes approximately 200 ...

Icon of the event Wonders of  Ancient Egypt.
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this lecture, we will explore the Giza plateau and its pyramids, sail upstream to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, look at the lives of the workers to learn how craftspeople and commoners once lived. We will even take ...

Icon of the event Lillian H. Smith library 20th Anniversary Story Project
Ongoing event running from Mon Jul 20, 2015 - Fri Oct 09, 2015
Lillian H. Smith

You're invited to share your memories and photos of the library and neighbourhood to celebrate our 20th anniversary at 239 College St....

Icon of the event The Avro Arrow - Great plane or White elephant?
Mon Nov 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brentwood

Aviation history Keith Hyde, will speak on the history of the Avro Arrow. Still controversial today - Why was the Arrow cancelled? Why did Avro Canada and the Canadian government build the Arrow? What were the specifications ...

Icon of the event We Remember
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jones

Come to Jones to hear a Canadian soldier recount their war time experiences.

Icon of the event Toronto women and the war effort , 1914-1918
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Local Historian Joanne Doucette speaks about the local impact of World War I on the women of Toronto.

Icon of the event Newspaper Resources on the Internet
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This course will show you how to find newspapers and news sources from different countries and places around the on the Internet.

Icon of the event Genealogy Family History:  Where to Start?
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Brentwood

Ever wanted to research your family history but did not know where to...