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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 The Great War and Modern Cinema
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Using film clips, Professor Seth Feldman (York) will discuss how the movies came of age during the First World War and how they changed the way we think about the War ever since.

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

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

In any war children are always the first victims and people sponsor refugee children but they don't often get a chance to meet them. In 1992 Rukhsana Khan not only met her Afghan refugee foster child she wrote an internationa...

Icon of the event Celebrating Islamic History
Sat Oct 18, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Who was Muhammad? What is his story? Most people have heard of the Prophet who lived in Seventh century Arabia, but they know little about him. In honor of Islamic History month, award-winning author and storyteller Rukhsana ...

Icon of the event The 100th Anniversary of the Great War, 1914-1918
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Historian Joanne Doucette will present her research and photos about the local impact of the outbreak of World War I. Join us on Remembrance Day as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Great War.

Icon of the event The Controversy of Billy Bishop, VC
Wed Aug 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Marking the 100th anniversary of World War One, Keith Hyde, Aviation Historian, will speak on the life of William Avery Bishop, VC war hero and legend....

Icon of the event History of Rocket Propulsion: V-2's to the giant Rocketdyne F-1,  Saturn.
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Keith Hyde, Aviation Historian, will discuss the early rocket pioneers, leading to the German V-1 pulse flying bomb and V-2 rockets under Wernher Von Braun and his scientists during WWII. We'll explore the birth of American a...

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...