Culture, Arts & Entertainment

Icon of the event Tim Cook: The Secret History of Soldiers
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning military historian Tim Cook presents, The Secret History of Soliders, about untold stories of WWI soldiers, giving us a view of the war beyond the headlines and lives of the famous. In conversation with Mark Med...

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 Share Your Voice DIY Style: Make Zines!
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Explore the culture of zines by creating one of your own. Topics for sessions include: an overview of the history of zines, zine genres, production methods, distribution, participating in the broader zine community, and a fie...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 20
Thu Sep 27
Fri Sep 28
Icon of the event Ryan North: How to Invent Everything
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ryan North is the New York Times-bestselling author of two chooseable-path Shakespeare books, Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not to Be. ...

Icon of the event Friday Evening Films @ The Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free movies at the Toronto Reference Library every Friday night that revolve around the themes of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), business, and much more. Almost all of them are streamed from the lib...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 21
Fri Sep 28
Icon of the event Discover Special Collections
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library for a peek at some treasures from the rare books department.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 22
Wed Oct 03
Wed Oct 10
Wed Oct 17
Wed Oct 24
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 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 Guided Tours of Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free guided tour of our exhibit "Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario" on display in the TD Gallery. The tour will be conducted by a Cree youth artist who contributed artwork to the exhibit.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 22
Sat Sep 29
Icon of the event Film Screening: Colonization Road
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A screening of this 2016 documentary,directed by Michelle St. John, starring Anishnaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon.