Last Chance: Pop Sherlock Closes October 22!

October 12, 2017 | Nicole

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You don't have to be a detective to deduce that our exhibit, Pop Sherlock, is ending soon! You have until Sunday, October 22 to see it at the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. Admission is always free and the exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. The...

Toronto Reference Library at 40: Celebrate with the Irish Language

October 12, 2017 | Michal

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Rupi Kaur's Crowd @TRL on April 28, 2016 Toronto Reference Library is 40 years old! Officially opened on Nov 2, 1977, Toronto Reference Library (TRL) (then know as the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library - MTRL) is the largest public library in Canada and the only public reference library in Canada....

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快樂!

October 2, 2017 | Nicole

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With the Mid-Autumn festival fast approaching, peo...

TRL Program Calendar October 2017

September 30, 2017 | Katherine

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This post was revised October 6, 2017 Free programs, free movies, free exhibits. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge, or Download The October 2017 @ TRL as a pdf file. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit out Programs, Classes...

LSP Week 2017: Celebration 150

September 27, 2017 | Michal

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Jowita Bydlowska [photo by Russell Smith] Join us on Friday October 20 at 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Toronto Reference Library, for LSP Week 2017: Celebration 150. Celebrate the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program with us and learn about newcomer services and programs. Refreshments will be served and...

Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization

September 15, 2017 | Pam

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On Tuesday, September 19th, Kevin MacKay will speak about his book Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization. The program takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, in the Beeton Hall, at 7:00 pm. Kevin MacKay is a sociology professor, union activist, and the Executive Director of a...

Pop Sherlock: Holmes on Film

September 12, 2017 | Nicole

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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing -- and with BBC's Sherlock aka Benedict Cumberbatch in town -- it seems only appropriate to take a look back at how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, became one of the most iconic and most often adapted fictional character...

Sign up for an Indigenous Canada Online Course

September 11, 2017 | Melanie

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Join us in exploring Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, from Indigenous perspectives. Indigenous Canada is a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), created by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies, that looks at key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective, highlighting...

TRL Program Calendar September 2107

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

Canada and Sherlock Holmes

August 28, 2017 | Peggy Perdue

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Just in time for Canada 150, London fog meets maple leaf in Canada and Sherlock Holmes, a new publication by the Baker Street Irregulars. Edited by Ontarian Peter Calamai and Nova Scotian Mark Alberstat, this is an impressive collection of essays by Canadian writers and articles about Canadian connections to...