eh List: Elaine Dewar and Nick Mount

November 6, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for #CanLit: a Topsy-Turvy History. Elaine Dewar is the bestselling author of Bones: Discovering the First Americans, and Nick Mount is an acclaimed writer and critic. They are appearing as part...

Toronto Reference Library at 40: Opening Ceremonies, November 2, 1977

November 3, 2017 | Richard

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Thousands were in attendance when the Metropolitan Toronto Library Board officially opened its new library at 8 pm on Wednesday November 2, 1977. The event was the culmination of nearly a decade of planning, re-planning and political wrangling about the building and its location, and two months of delays to...

Meet Seven Fallen Feathers Author Tanya Talaga on October 26

October 23, 2017 | Pam

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In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from his residential school. There was an inquest, but the four recommendations that were made were never applied. Between 2000 and 2011, seven indigenous high school students have died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students...

eh List: Helen Humphreys

October 23, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for Apples: The End of an Icon, featuring author Helen Humphreys. Helen Humphreys is a celebrated author of five books of poetry, ten novels and two memoirs. She is appearing as...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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.