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Ongoing event running from Sat Nov 17, 2018 - Sun Jan 27, 2019
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Discover---or rediscover-- the enduring literary classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the book that opened the door to reading for generations of children. Learn about the “real” Alice and her role in bringing this story...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: McGregor Park

Join us for storytelling adventures. Explore the world of magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told!...

Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 17
Sat Nov 24
Sat Dec 01
Sat Dec 08
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm for a selection of thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining documentaries. Drop-in, no registration required.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 20
Tue Nov 27
Tue Dec 04
Tue Dec 11
Tue Dec 18
Tue Nov 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker discusses her most recent book, a dazzling love letter to one of our most beloved institutions, libraries. ...

Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This early screen version of the beloved Alice in Wonderland story features many famous Hollywood stars of the era: W.C Fields as Humpty-Dumpty; Gary Cooper as the White Knight; and Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle. Charlotte He...

Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Aminder Dhaliwal discusses the new print edition of her wildly popular Instagram comic, Woman World, about a world with no men. Readers everywhere will now understand what her 150K followers already know: Dhaliwal's voice add...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: McGregor Park

Learn the basics of hip hop dance style with the live workshop by a professional dancer from Bucc n Flvr! For teens 13-19. Register in branch or by calling 416-396-8935.

Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 22
Thu Nov 29
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer, actor, director and comedian, Jay Baruchel, is also part owner and chief creative officer of Chapterhouse Comics. He is best known for his roles in Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, This Is the End, Almost Famous, Million D...

Fri Nov 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Suzanne Tevlin, artist, art historian and writer looks at the pivotal Canadian Artist. Born the same year British Columbia joined Confederation, Emily Carr, independent, strong, shy, and above all, straight laced, and Victori...

Mon Nov 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Clifford Goldfarb, Chair of the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, discusses Arthur Conan Doyle's lesser known artistic side. Conan Doyle was a member of a family of accomplished artists, had artistic skills of his...