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,...

eh List: Phoebe Wang & Roo Borson

March 16, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us Monday, April 3 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang. Wang is a prize-winning poet and ESL teacher, and Borson a critically-acclaimed, prize-winning poet with more than 15 books to her name. They...

Remembering Richard Wagamese

March 13, 2017 | Melanie

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I remember seeing Richard Wagamese speak. He spoke about how libraries change lives. About how when he was experiencing homelessness, the local library was his refuge. How the librarian took him to see an opera. Many tears were shed while he spoke – not by him, but by the people...

Ancient Worlds and their Stories: Wielders of Wonders

March 9, 2017 | Nicole

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Hieroglyphics [‘Ancient Worlds and their Stories: Wielders of Wonders’.] created by TPL librarian Steven Shubert Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books presents a new exhibit Ancient Worlds and their Stories: Wielders of Wonders at the Lillian H. Smith branch. The exhibit showcases how ancient civilizations and their...