Can We Talk? - Communicating in the Science Fiction Universe

June 20, 2018 | Michal

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We invite you to Can We Talk?, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy which explores the compelling subject of communicating in the science fiction universe. From recent messages sent by earthlings into space to an investigation of the various means of communication through...

The Gateway Bug - Film Screening and Q & A

June 18, 2018 | Isabel

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Please join us for the Toronto premiere of The Gateway Bug on Friday, June 22 at 6 pm. This delectable documentary will be shown as part of the Friday Evening Films series at Toronto Reference Library. Join us on the third floor in the Hinton Learning Theatre. The Gateway Bug...

Pride and Proud to be Reading

June 12, 2018 | Katherine

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June is Pride Month, a time for the LGBTQ community and everyone to celebrate diversity, queer sensibilities and good summer times. In Toronto, it culminates in the Pride Parade, scheduled for Sunday, June 24, the 38th annual parade in Toronto and one of the largest in the world Toronto Public...

My, There's Some Interesting Arts Programming Going on at the Toronto Reference Library

June 5, 2018 | Bill V.

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It's June, and while the weather is lovely outside, so are allergies, mosquitoes, ticks, poison ivy and stinging nettle, so why not come into the library where it's air conditioned and enjoy some interesting arts programming? The Hip: More than a Band Acclaimed musical journalist Michael Barclay on the first...

TRL Program Calendar June 2018

May 31, 2018 | Katherine

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

2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate: B.V. Doshi and the Toronto Connection

May 21, 2018 | Katherine

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Balkrishna V. Doshi Drashtiunit, Wikimedia Commons On Friday evening, Balkrishna V. Doshi was awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize in a ceremony at the serenely beautiful Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Established in 1979, the Pritzker is awarded annually to a living architect who "has produced consistent and significant contributions...

Contact Photography Show "Reality" and May Photography Programs at TRL

May 7, 2018 | Bill V.

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You may know that May is the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto? The Arts Department of the Toronto Reference Library is hosting a exhibit called Reality by Allan Cullen, photographer and disability activist, up on the 5th floor during the month of May as part of the Open Exhibitions...

TRL Program Calendar May 2018

April 30, 2018 | Katherine

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

Ontario's First Provincial Park, Algonquin, Turns 125 This Year

April 30, 2018 | Pam

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Each year, after the end of March Break, our family usually turned its thoughts to planning summer activities. This often involved researching various provincial parks, looking at the special features of each one and the different activities on offer. 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of Ontario's provincial parks system. In...

Discover the Fifth Floor: Arts and Special Collections Saturday Talks in May

April 27, 2018 | Bill V.

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The fifth floor of the Toronto Reference Library has two separate departments, Arts and also Special Collections in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre. On several Saturdays in May both departments will be hosting "Discover Talks" which last for 30 minutes each from 2-2:30 p.m. for Special Collections...