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Icon of the event Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Sat May 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

On this day we will be selling used books and other library materials at a reduced rate. More details to be announced on the day of the event....

Icon of the event Chinese Calligraphy
Sat May 05, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month! Learn basic styles of the traditional art of fine writing, commonly referred to as "calligraphy". Space is limited to 12 participants. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Registra...

Icon of the event Looking for funding?  Explore Grant Connect
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Need funding for your charitable community group, arts organization, school, camp, or church group? Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information available only through subscription or at the Toronto Publi...

Icon of the event Contemporary Canadian Cinema with Risa Shuman: Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
Thu Mar 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Eight years after first working together, two mismatched Canadian cops team up once again to investigate an auto-theft ring. However, they soon discover that the robberies point to a much-larger conspiracy. Directed by Alain ...

Icon of the event Vikings: The Real Story
Wed Mar 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Fierce raiders with horned helmets has always been an accepted popular view of the Vikings. But what do we really know about Viking history and culture? Join us as we discover how recent scientific and archaeological evidence...

Icon of the event Donisha Prendergast: RasTa Empress
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In celebration of International Women's Day, two female filmmakers, Patrica Scarlett, executive producer, and Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of Rita and Bob Marley, present a special screening of

Icon of the event Czech Films: Kolja  (1997)
Mon Mar 05, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Frank Louka, is a down-on-his-luck concert musician who agrees to a bogus marriage with a Russian woman for money. When she takes off and leaves behind her five year old son, Louka must take care of the boy. Both will become ...

Icon of the event Contemporary Canadian Cinema with Risa Shuman: Gabrielle
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A young woman who has Williams syndrome possesses amazing musical talents but struggles continually to gain her independence. Directed by Louise Archambault. 104 minutes. 2014. Risa Shuman, film historian and Senior Producer ...

Icon of the event Czech Films: Stestí = Something Like Happiness (2006)
Mon Feb 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A trio of friends residing in an urban Czech housing project finds that happiness can come from the place where you least expect it in this quirky and heartfelt drama. 1h 40m...

Icon of the event  From Skin to Steel and Beyond with Joy Lapps-Lewis
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Locke

Musician, composer and arts educator Joy Lapps-Lewis' musical presentation challenges participants to develop a general understanding of steelpan, its history and its present cultural and social contributions to communities t...