Learn About the History of Toronto Islands, June 26 at Toronto Reference Library

June 23, 2017 | Pam

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On May 19, a headline from the Globe and Mail proclaimed that flooding threatened more than half of the buildings on Toronto Islands and CBC News reported that more than 40 percent of the islands were under water. “Right now, we have the highest water level that we’ve ever seen...

Destination Canada: #WelcomeRefugees

June 20, 2017 | Nicole

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World Refugee Day is marked each year on June 20. This day encourages us to focus on the causes that displace people all over the world, to reflect on Canada's role in helping those seeking refuge, and to celebrate the contributions that refugees have made and continue to make to...

What's New on Naxos Jazz

June 15, 2017 | Winona

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The annual Toronto Jazz Festival swings into town June 23 - July 2, 2017. Get in the mood with jazz from Naxos Music Library Jazz (a.k.a. Naxos Jazz). Just sign in with your valid Toronto Public Library card and PIN, and then enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz streamed directly...

Collecting Voices with the Multicultural History Society of Ontario

June 6, 2017 | Nicole

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Have you had a chance to visit our current exhibit, Destination Canada, on display in the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery? The exhibit explores personal experiences of migration, arrival and finding a place of belonging from early settlement to present day. We hope that the exhibit encourages visitors to think...

TRL Program Calendar June 2017

May 31, 2017 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies, free exhibits. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download The June 2017 @ TRL as a pdf file. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

eh List: Andrew Pyper

May 31, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster. Andrew Pyper is a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of nine works of fiction, including eight novels. This event will conclude Toronto Reference Library's participation...

Read Indigenous

May 25, 2017 | Melanie

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Learn about indigenous experiences in Canada by reading the works of those who have lived that experience. Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Half Alicia Elliott in Initiations: A Selection of Young Native Writings Meshom and the Little One by Elaine Wagner Night Moves by Richard Van Camp...

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...