Does Satire Ever Get Old? Christopher Kelk on Juvenal

April 11, 2018 | Steven

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Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 2 pm, at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (3rd Floor), for a talk by Christopher Kelk entitled: "Juvenal: Ancient Rome's Greatest Curmudgeon! Why was He So Angry?" Photo used by permission Quintilian (Institutes 10.1.93-5) claimed that satire was a uniquely...

The Adventures of Red Riding Hood: An Exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books

April 10, 2018 | Michal

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A new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books explores the story of this most famous of fairy tale heroines, and her counterpart, The Wolf, in books, advertisements, toys, games and original illustrations, dating from 1721 to 2017. View pop-ups, miniatures, shaped books, paper dolls, puzzles, household items...

Discover the 5th floor: Arts and Special Collections Saturday Talks

April 5, 2018 | Bill V.

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The 5th 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 April both departments will be doing "Discover Talks" which last for 30 minutes each from 2-2:30 for Special Collections and...

TRL Program Calendar April 2018

March 31, 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 April 2018 @ TRL calendar as a pdf. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Nine Artworks in TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed

March 13, 2018 | David

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TD Gallery's Toronto Revealed exhibit showcases modern and contemporary highlights from the library's Canadian Documentary Art Collection (a collection with 15,000 pieces of art, over a million photographs and more than 3,000 postcards). Works in the exhibit span from the 1930s to as recent as 2017. This is the first...

Happy Birthday Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

March 11, 2018 | Isabel

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Happy birthday to Douglas Adams, that "hoopy frood" who always knew where his towel was! Douglas Noel Adams was a British science fiction writer and humourist. He’s best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Though Adams died of heart failure in 2001, his legacy lives on in...

Making Voice: Women's Creative Narratives Exhibit at the Toronto Reference Library

March 6, 2018 | Bill V.

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This winter, artists Elena Soní and Vanessa Barnett worked with women from the community to draw, paint, print, embroider and share their stories. This is what they created and it's now on display on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library. The exhibit will be on display from March...

TRL Program Calendar March 2018

March 1, 2018 | Katherine

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This post was revised on March 5, 2018 Free programs, free movies, free classes. All at the Toronto Reference Library Click on each image to enlarge or Download The March 2018 @ TRL as a pdf. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes...

TD Gallery: Audio Tour Now Available

February 26, 2018 | David

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Your visit to TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library just got better. In addition to the free guided tours offered every Tuesday at 2 p.m., there is now a free app that lets you listen to our tour anytime. The app is called GuidiGO and it's available on the...

An Interview with Our New Writer in Residence, Ayelet Tsabari

February 1, 2018 | Michal

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Photo credit: Jonathan Bloom Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth" won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her memoir in essays, The Art of Leaving, is due to...