Destination Canada: New Exhibit Explores the Stories of Newcomers Throughout our History

May 18, 2017 | Nicole

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Crowds outside Canadian Immigration Office in London, England, 1956. Photo by Rosemary Gilliat. Canada. Dept. of Manpower and Immigration / Library and Archives Canada / PA-181010 Opening this Saturday, May 20, our new exhibit Destination Canada explores personal stories and individual circumstances that have shaped newcomer experiences over time: the...

Mothers in Graphic Novels and Memoirs

May 11, 2017 | Winona

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In celebration of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival taking place May 13 and 14 at Toronto Reference Library, and as a Mother's Day tribute to moms everywhere (hi mom!), I offer you this list of mothers in graphic novels and memoirs. The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom...

TRL Program Calendar May 2017

May 1, 2017 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies and TCAF – the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival, all on this month. Click on each image to enlarge or Download The May 2017 @ TRL as a pdf file. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits...

Vice & Virtue: Policing Morality in Toronto

April 24, 2017 | Nicole

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This weekend will be your last chance to visit our free Vice & Virtue exhibit on display at the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. The exhibit runs until April 30, 2017. Vice & Virtue examines a period of moral reform in "Toronto the Good" as it faced rapid growth and...

eh List: Elise Levine

April 21, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Monday, May 8 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Elise Levine: Blue Field. Elise Levine is the critically acclaimed author of the short story collection Driving Men Mad, published in 1995, as well as the novel Requests and...

A Poet from My Past: Marjorie Pickthall

April 20, 2017 | Fiona

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Image used with permission. Marjorie Pickthall Fonds, Victoria University Library (Toronto). April is National Poetry Month and it is being celebrated by the League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets. I've recently discovered a personal connection to Toronto poet and librarian Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall (1883-1922). She...

eh List: Ian Hamilton

April 10, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Monday, April 24 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton. Ian Hamilton, a former journalist, diplomat and entrepreneur, is the best-selling author of ten novels in the Ava Lee mystery...

TRL Program Calendar April 2017

March 31, 2017 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies, free music all on this month. Click on each image to enlarge or Download The March 2017 @ TRL. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page

eh List: Barbara Gowdy

March 31, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm, in the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library, for Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy. Gowdy is a critically-acclaimed, prize-winning and best-selling author of seven novels and one short-story collection (We So Seldom Look on Love). She is appearing...

eh List: Kerry Clare

March 29, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Kerry Clare's Secrets & Truths. Clare is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer, editor and teacher. Her reviews, essays and short fiction have recently appeared in The Globe and Mail,...