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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 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 National Film Board of Canada Movies
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

Join us for these two National Film Board of Canada (NFB) movies. The animated short is called I Am But a Little Woman. Inspired by an Inuit poem first put to paper in 1927, I Am But a Little Woman wordlessly evokes the bea...

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 25
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 petite fille juive cachée en France durant la 2ème guerre mondiale. Edith est l?héroïne d?un livre, ?Hiding Edith?, (?L'histoire d'Édith : une his...

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 In Conversation With a Holocaust Survivor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

During Holocaust Education Week listen to Mr. Edward Fisch relate his experiences during the Holocaust.Two classes will be invited but the program is open to interested adults.

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 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 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 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.