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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 Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event Shameless Propaganda (NFB Documentary)
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm on recurring dates listed below

This 2013 National Film Board of Canada documentary examines its own genre, which has often been called Canada's national art form....

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 27
Fri Oct 31
Icon of the event Air War on the Westen Front-1914
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In commemoration of the centenary of World War I, Aviation Historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircrafts were used primarily to observe troop movements and early attempts at aerial reconnaissance. Both sides flew fragile bi...

Icon of the event History of Parkdale
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A popular history of Parkdale from Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer and former resident of Parkdale Village. Mr. Poesiat is a Community Legal Worker at Parkdale Community Legal Services.

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How the interpretation of the Great War has evolved from a just...

Icon of the event Heritage Tree: Preserving Our Natural Roots
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is a Heritage Tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George will answer these questions in her lively illustrated talk. Learn how a tree's historical and cultural significance is identified, and protected th...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week: Edith Gelbard - Mon Témoignage Personnel
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Edith Gelbard, survivante de l'holocauste, va discuter de son expérience comme enfant juif caché en France durant la 2e guerre mondiale. Edith est l'héroine d'un livre, 'Hiding Edith' ('L'histoire d'Edith: une histoire vraie'...

Icon of the event A Toronto Woman's Story - Holocaust Survivor Documentary
Mon Jan 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Skate to Survive (48 min.)...

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Lillian H. Smith branch will be hosting a book presentation and discussion of a local history gem, Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina....