Once Frankenstein’s creature awakes, can the Mummy be far behind?

October 15, 2018 | Steven

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Come to a Literary Treasures presentation on Friday October 26 at 7 PM at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (on the 3rd Floor) by Steven B. Shubert, The Monster Awakes: The Mummy in 19th century Fiction It was two hundred years ago that Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science Exhibit at the Merril Collection

October 10, 2018 | Michal

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Steel engraving (993 × 78 mm), for the frontispiece of the 1831 revised edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, published by Colburn and Bentley, London. We invite you to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, celebrating...

A Treasure Map Where "X" Marks a 45 Year Old Overdue Library Book

October 9, 2018 | Karolina

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Halloween’s the time for Ghosts’, creepy stories and spooky tales and the library is no exception! The shelves are filled with stories and the staff have a tale (or many) of secrets from within our library walls. I have a tale that includes an old mine, a treasure and maybe...

Work for the City You Love

October 1, 2018 | Isabel

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Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall by The City of Toronto [CC - BY] Have you ever wanted to work for the City of Toronto? Now is the time to make your dream come true! Come meet with city divisional representatives and more at the annual City of Toronto...

TRL Program Calendar October 2018

September 30, 2018 | sylvia

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Free movies, free programs, free classes. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download October 2018 @ TRL. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Wampum: Not Museum Artifacts but Original Treaties!

September 21, 2018 | Wendy

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Aaniin My Indigenous learning journey was recently accelerated when I stepped into the role of the TD Gallery Curator just before the installation of the current Indigenous-themed exhibit Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario. As someone with an interest in history, and as a Canadian, I am ashamed...

TRL Program Calendar September 2018

August 31, 2018 | sylvia

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Free movies, free programs, free classes. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download September 2018 @ TRL. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Magazine Relaunch Event: Amazing Stories Magazine

August 29, 2018 | Michal

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You are invited to Amazing Stories Magazine - the Birthplace of Science Fiction - Back in Print! on Wednesday, September 12 at 6 pm in the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, third floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. Come celebrate the first new print issue of...

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat: An Exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books

August 23, 2018 | Michal

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We invite you to The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat: Companion Animals in Children's Literature, an exhibition of historical and modern children's books at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. It explores the subject of companion animals as depicted in children's literature. The exhibit runs from September 8...

We've Got Style: Fashion Programs and Books During September

August 21, 2018 | Bill V.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that librarians are not only good looking but also renowned for their style and fashion sense. So . . . it makes sense that during September our tie in to the Toronto Fashion Week is a great line up of programs. Fashion Meets Technology:...