Meet Peter Vronsky, Writer in Residence

August 17, 2017 | Michal

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Meet Peter Vronsky, investigative historian, Toronto Public Library's Fall 2017 Writer in Residence. He is the author of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada; Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters; Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters; Paul Bernardo and...

Pop Sherlock: A Free Exhibit Celebrating the Cultural Influence of the Great Detective Opens August 19

August 14, 2017 | Nicole

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Our new exhibit, Pop Sherlock, opens this Saturday, August 19 in the TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library. As always, admission is free and the gallery is open to the public during regular library hours. It runs until October 22, 2017. A deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying...

TRL Program Calendar August 2017

July 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 August 2017 @ TRL as a pdf file. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit out Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Last Chance: Destination Canada Exhibit Closes July 30!

July 24, 2017 | Nicole

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Destination Canada, our free exhibit exploring stories of migration and belonging, is ending soon! You have until Sunday, July 30 to see it at the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. Admission is free and you can visit anytime during regular library hours. Our last guided tour of the exhibit is...

Caribbean Fiction in Toronto Public Library

July 14, 2017 | Michal

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I invite you to deepen your experience of Toronto's 50th Caribbean Carnival by immersing yourself in literature about the Caribbean. Whether fiction or nonfiction, you might be advised to start by browsing one of the Library's four Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collections. These collections are named in honour...

Destination Canada: Stories from the Manuscripts

July 11, 2017 | Nicole

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Manuscripts are handwritten documents that record the public and private lives and stories of individuals, families and institutions. These first-hand accounts include letters, diaries, account books, maps, scrapbooks and other unpublished documents. They are written in ink, pencil, some are typewritten and some include hand-drawn diagrams and depictions. Among the...

TRL Program Calendar July 2017

June 30, 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 July 2017 @ TRL as a pdf file. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

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...