Free Summer Friday Lunchtime Concerts

July 19, 2018 | Bill V.

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Let's make beautiful music together ... or at least share lunch and listen to some. Come join us on Fridays for the Summer Music at the Library series, free weekly concerts from noon - 1pm in the Toronto Reference Library Atrium on the main floor. If you're interested in music,...

TRL Program Calendar July 2018

June 30, 2018 | sylvia

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

July Has Some Interesting Arts Programming Going on at the Toronto Reference Library

June 29, 2018 | Bill V.

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It's almost July, school is out, heat alerts are happening, summer vacations are approaching and there are too many darn noisy outdoor bar and cafe patios around. Why not come indoors into the Library where it's cool and enjoy some interesting arts programming? We've got the architectural history of the...

Ready, Set, Go!: Play and Sports in Children's Books

June 27, 2018 | Michal

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We invite you to Ready, Set, Go!: Play and Sports in Children's Books, a new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books which explores the topic of sports and games in children's literature. From Healthful Sports for Young Ladies (1822) and School-Boys' Diversions (1820) to modern picture books,...

10 Amazing Comics and Graphic Novels by Canadians

June 26, 2018 | David

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I've read 398 comics and graphic novels. I've been making up for lost time. I only fully discovered them a few years ago as curator of Hart House Library, a Harry Potter-esque reading room on University of Toronto's campus. I decided to triple that library's graphic novel collection. To build...

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.