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Icon of the event A Place in the City: A History of the Fort York Area
Sat May 31, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort York

The area around Toronto's new Fort York library has long held an important place in the development of the city. It had strategic military importance during the late 18th and early 19th centuries before the area became an ind...

Icon of the event Celebrating Italian Heritage Month -
Thu Jun 19, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Downsview

Hybrid identities that result from the merging of multiple cultures are becoming the norm in many contemporary pluralistic societies....

Icon of the event Sharing Your Stories : an Introduction to Memoir Writing
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

If you've ever dreamed of recording your life stories, these lively and inspiring workshops are for you. See how flexible memoirs can be, and how to tap your memory (exercise your brain!) and your creativity, energize your wr...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 04
Wed Jun 11
Wed Jun 18
Wed Jun 25
Icon of the event Air war on the Western Front  during World War I
Wed May 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, were used to observe troop movements and reconnaissance., leading to aerial combat, involving French, British, Canadian and later Americans against ...

Icon of the event Celebrating 90 years of library service to the Gerrard East community
Thu May 15, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Gerrard Ashdale Library will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Thursday May 15th, 2014. Is the Gerrard Ashdale Library your neighbourhood library? Did you come here as a child? We invite you to drop by and look at photos and ...

Icon of the event The Indigenous Environmental History of Toronto, 'The Meeting Place'
Thu Jun 12, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
York Woods

Toronto's Indigenous environmental history spans some 11,000 years. But many official histories tend to begin with the arrival of Europeans thus glossing over this rich heritage. Based on work conducted in collaboration with ...

Icon of the event TD Gallery: Magnetic North: Exhibition
Ongoing event running from Sat May 17, 2014 - Sat Jul 19, 2014
Toronto Reference Library

Interpretations by artists, explorers and academics from TD Bank Group's collection of contemporary Canadian art and Toronto Public Library's special collections of Arctic art and artifact.

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

Icon of the event Air War on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (KTR)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, were used to observe troop movement and reconnaissance, leading to aerial combat involving French, British, Canadian and later Americans against Ger...

Icon of the event Hunger, Human Experimentation and the Legacy of Residential Schools
Tue Apr 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

In the 1940s and '50s Aboriginal people, including children, were the involuntary subjects of biomedical "experiments" conducted by government researchers. Historian Ian Mosby (Guelph) talks about his ground-breaking research...