Discover the 5th floor: Arts and Special Collections Saturday Talks
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 from 2:30-3:00 for Arts. These are free talks and you're welcome to come to one or both - there's no registration needed for either one. Just come up to the 5th floor.
If you're at the Toronto Reference Library don't miss out on the latest show in the TD Gallery, Toronto Revealed.
Why not join us – all are welcome – and get some insight into aspects of the collection you may not know about!
2-2:30 p.m. Special Collections – Prayer Books in Different Languages
2:30-3 p.m. Arts – Oversize Arts Books
2-2:30 p.m. Special Collections – the Boris Volkoff Collection.
2:30-3 p.m. Arts – Vintage Silk WW1 Postcards
2-2:30 p.m. Special Collections – Marijuana
2:30-3 p.m. Arts – Fashion and Costume
1938 Toronto Star Photo "Just a curiosity in 1938: Between 1932 and 1938, when this photo was taken, there were only 28 convictions in all of Canada involving marijuana. It was first made illegal in Canada only in 1923."
April 28 Vinyl and CDs
2:30-3 p.m. Arts (only)
Did you know that the Arts Department has 30,000 music scores (most of which you can borrow)?
As well, if you're looking for an interesting browsing experience - the 5th floor has Toronto Public Library's largest circulating DVD collection of 10,000 documentary, performance, history, and TV shows all of which you can borrow (you can place them on hold too)! In the Browsery on the first floor we have a circulating feature DVD collection you can borrow from as well.