Culture, Arts & Entertainment

Icon of the event What is Banksy?
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This lecture examines the unfolding relationship between graffiti and street art by using English artist Banksy as a case study. Not only has Banksy become one of the most popular artists in the world, but he has fundamentall...

Icon of the event Privacy and security on the 21st Century Internet: a big picture view
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: North York Central Library

The Internet: a place of great promise and wonder, or a dystopian nightmare of crass commercialism and mass surveillance? Or both? Or something else entirely? Whatever it is, the Internet has radically reshaped many aspects o...

Icon of the event Architecture Ancient and Modern:  The Vision of I.M. Pei
Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Be inspired by the ideas and contemporary architecture of Ieoh Ming Pei, celebrated, award-winning designer best known for Le Grand Louvre, (Louvre Pyramid, Paris); John F. Kennedy Library (Boston); Museum of Islamic Art (Doh...

Icon of the event The Sistine Ceiling
Thu Sep 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

After four years of physical hardship, technical setbacks, artistic rivalry, and conflicts with his patron (Pope Julius II), Michelangelo completed the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican Palace in 1512. This talk traces the ceil...

Icon of the event Your Privacy and the Law in Canada
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Identity theft, online reputation management, social media profile ownership? None of these issues touched our lives a decade or more ago, in the way that they do today. The Internet has radically reshaped our notions of comm...

Icon of the event A Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin's World
Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This talk on George R.R. Martin's ...

Icon of the event Young Voices Writing and Art Fest
Sat Sep 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Join us for a full day of writing and art featuring Alexandra Shimo, Randell Adjei, Kendra Yee, Rachel Guglielmelli, Alicia Nauta, Domenico Capilongo, Falen Johnson and JP Larocque. They will be hosting a variety of free work...

Icon of the event Talk with the Wolfman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Morningside

First Nations Chef David Wolfman, an internationally recognized expert in traditional Indigenous cuisine, cooking television show host, and co-author of the award-winning book "Cooking with the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion", wi...

Icon of the event Jazz at the Library:  Dave Young Trio
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Canadian bassist Dave Young has earned acclaim as a musician and educator at home in Toronto, across the country and around the world, having performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz. Joined by Kevin Turc...