The Ants and the Grasshopper: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations

February 15, 2019 | Michal

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We invite you to The Ants and the Grasshopper: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. It is a remount of Along Came a Spider: A Celebration of Insects and Spiders...

Love Stinks and So Do You: Victorian Valentines Most Vile

February 13, 2019 | Natalia

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Looking at greeting cards through the ages most would agree that no-one does valentines like the Victorians. Their fold-out, pop-up, multilayered confections embellished with flowers, cupids, hearts, doves, children, chariots, animals, etc. continue to set the sugar-coated standard for visual expressions of romantic love. Today's mass-produced greeting cards, even if...

When Love is in the Air, Can there be Romance in the Stacks?

February 12, 2019 | Steven

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In honour of Valentine’s Day and lovers everywhere, there will be a Literary Treasures presentation on Thursday, Feburary 14th 2 - 3 pm in the Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library. The focus will be a celebration of Harlequin’s 70 years as a Canadian success story. The very name...

A Apple Pie: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food

February 11, 2019 | Michal

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We invite you to A Apple Pie: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. It is a remount of Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and Tea: An Exhibit of Children's Books...

For the Record: An Idea of the North - Toronto Hip Hop Exhibit Opens Feb 16, 2019

February 8, 2019 | Bill V.

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For the Record: An Idea of the North is our newest exhibit in the TD Gallery on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library. This interactive mixed media exhibit focuses on the role of Soundsystems and DJs in the emergence of Toronto's hip hop music scene. The TD Gallery...

TRL Program Calendar February 2019

January 31, 2019 | 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 The February 2019 Toronto Reference Library calendar (PDF). For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.

Ontario Place: Vintage Photographs and Postcards from Toronto Public Library

January 18, 2019 | Bill V.

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Since Ontario Place's future has been in the news lately, I thought, why not do a quick visual tour of its history? These photographs are from the Toronto Public Library's Digital Archive, courtesy of the Toronto Star Photograph Archives, which is housed at the Toronto Reference Library. The vintage postcards...

Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence: A Philosophical Take

January 11, 2019 | Angjelin

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While some old books enjoy the fortune of having circulating copies ten, thirty, even a century after publication, many, often unfortunately, live on only as reference copies. Here I'd like to shine the light on a batch of books still seminal in the treatment of their subjects, most of which...

Enchanting Stories: Fairy Tales Made New for Adults - An Exhibit

January 7, 2019 | Michal

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We invite you to Enchanting Stories: Fairy Tales Made New for Adults - An Exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. The exhibit features retellings (in books, from the 1980's to the present) of some of the best known fairy tales from the western European tradition,...

Learning Circles at TRL: Business, Science & Technology Department

January 4, 2019 | Angjelin

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Gale courses, one of TPL's popular eLearning resources, offers a great array of courses and video tutorials on business, accounting, finance, and computer applications. If you've considered enrolling in a course, but found the commitment a bit cumbersome, a great way to follow through with it is to join a...