Lady Gaga @ Toronto Public Library

November 29, 2011 | Bill V.

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Yes, believe it or not, Lady Gaga is at Toronto Public Library. Well, to be completely accurate, the latest book on Lady Gaga, by photographer Terry Richardson, is available. The Toronto Star gave it a weak review today, likening it to an inferior version of Madonna's book Sex by photographer...

The Craft of Jewellery Making

November 26, 2011 | Robyn

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Ever thought about taking up jewellery making as a hobby? Consider some of these books as sources of inspiration: Enjoy!

On Stage with "Topdog/Underdog" -- Performing Arts Theatre Series Fall 2011

November 26, 2011 | Wendy

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Join us Monday November 28, from 7-8 pm as guest speaker, Philip Akin, Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company, discusses Topdog/Underdog, the play and production. A play about identity, family, love, and "this dude who doesn't get along with his brother", Topdog/Underdog won Suzan-Lori Parks a Tony nomination and a Pulizer...

Duke Ellington Society Celebration @ Toronto Reference Library with Jim Galloway Quartet

November 16, 2011 | Bill V.

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Are you interested in Jazz? Why not join us for a free evening with the Toronto Duke Ellington Society celebrating the Duke's music and featuring the Jim Galloway Quartet. It's at the Toronto Reference Library Atrium - Friday November 18th 2011 - doors open at 6:30 and the program starts...

On Stage with "Red" and Mark Rothko's Artistic Passion - Performing Arts Theatre Series Fall 2011

November 10, 2011 | Iana

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"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red." - Rothko, Scene 2, "Red" by John Logan. Please join us on Monday November 14, from 7-8 pm, at Toronto Reference Library and hear guest speaker Natasha Mytnowych, Associate Director of...

Join the Shakespeare Readers @ Beaches Branch reading Coriolanus

November 10, 2011 | Bill V.

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Have you ever dreamed of being a thespian? Well, Beaches Library branch is offering a program where you can have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Saturday November 12 and December 10 from 2-4 pm there will be a group reading of the play Coriolanus. Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's historical plays...

Good News for Lovers of Italian Mysteries.

November 4, 2011 | John Elmslie

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In an earlier post I've praised the international bestselling novels of Andrea Camilleri. I didn't know then that Italian television (RAI) has been producing them for broadcast since 1999. These Italian-language programs are now available on DVD with English subtitles under the name Detective Montalbano. They are great fun and...

On Stage with "The Children's Republic" and the Legacy of Janusz Korczak - Performing Arts Theatre Series Fall 2011

November 3, 2011 | Iana

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Please join us on Monday November 7, from 7-8 pm and hear guest speaker Hannah Moscovitch, Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre and author of "The Children's Republic" (a co-production with Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company). She will talk about her play and the production, directed by Alisa Palmer, which can be...

Edith Gelbard Mon Temoignage Personel - Holocaust Education Week - Personal Testimonies

November 2, 2011 | Bill V.

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Pour célébrer la semaine de l’éducation sur l’holocauste, la bibliothèque de référence vous invite à venir assister à une conference en français par Edith Gelbard le lundi 7 Novembre de 13h30 à 15h dans la salle Beeton. In honor of Holocaust Education Week (HEW) join us for a free public...

Inspiring Canadian Women Artists

November 2, 2011 | Muriel

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During the summer I went to see a Kathleen Munn art exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and recently I went to see Judith Snow's current exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum. I enjoyed both vibrant art exhibitions and the efforts made by these two women to express their...