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Program Series

Appel Salon Programs

Appel Salon Programs

Literary and cultural programming at Toronto Reference Library.

The Black History Month Programs

Black History Month

Celebrate with programs that honour Black heritage, history and culture.

On Civil Society

On Civil Society

Programs exploring current social and political issues.

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Featured Programs

Afro-Jamaican Music and Oral Artistry

Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In honour of Black History Month join us for Afro-Jamaican Music and Oral Artistry with Maurice Gordon. The program is a mix of music, talk and visuals about the rich African retentions found in Jamaica's history, culture, re...

Pendance Film Festival: Story Over Everything

Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Robert Misovic, Kayla Craig, Barry Germansky and Tijana Milenkovic unveil the Pendance Film Festival lineup and highlight some select filmmakers in attendance. Tips will be offered on how to get into top festivals around the...

Before the 6ix: The 20/20 Mixtape - Beats from Toronto's Deep Hip-Hop History

Toronto Reference Library
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to a discussion with Jully Black, Kid Kut, Carey Riley, and Solitair about Toronto's deep hip-hop history. Music journalist and documentary producer Del Cowie, in association with accomplished Toronto DJ Agil...

Pendance Film Festival: The Type Of Short that Can Get You Discovered

Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this panel discussion, directors Ani Simon-Kennedy, Barbara Vekaric, and Lauren Grant tackle the question: how do you make a short that actually gets you discovered? Learn about the best ways to secure financing, along wit...

Celebrate Through Dance

Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month through the expression of dance. D'LYFE duo facilitators host an intergenerational dance workshop for both young and seasoned participants. Drop-in. No registration required....

Phillipa K. Chong: Inside the Critics' Circle

Toronto Reference Library
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Phillipa K. Chong talks about her book, Inside the Critics' Circle which takes a look inside the politics of book reviewing, from the assignment and writing of reviews to why critics think we should listen to what they have t...

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