Five Interesting Basketball Items from the Toronto Reference Library

June 13, 2019 | Bill V.

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The recent Raptors playoffs got me very excited so I thought I would dip into the stacks of the Toronto Reference Library to see what I could find. One of the great things about working here is the depth, breadth and age of the collection. I hope you enjoy some...

TRL Program Calendar June 2019

May 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 June 2019 Toronto Reference Library calendar. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.

Toronto Raptors Mascot: Vintage 90s Photos

May 30, 2019 | David

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Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1996. The Toronto Raptors made history in 2019. At Toronto Public Library, we love all things history. We preserve Toronto's history on a daily basis, including our sporting past. Even mascots can be part of that history. Enter official Raptors mascot, "The Raptor" — our lovable...

Retro Futures: Exhibit Digest

May 28, 2019 | David

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This post reproduces much of our Retro Futures exhibit, on display in TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library from May 18 to July 28, 2019. Take a nostalgic trip back to futures-that-might-have been as seen through the starry eyes of writers and illustrators. Each one of the exhibit's main...

Blockchain: Revolutionary or Buzzword?

May 21, 2019 | Angjelin

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As Digital Literacy Week approaches, the Business, Science & Technology department are excited to promote our program Blockchain 101, taking place on Tuesday, May 28, at the Hinton Learning Theatre from 6:30-8:00 pm. Unless you’ve somehow purposefully shielded yourself from the social media ether and the internet altogether, chances are...

Delightful Treasures at the Osborne Collection

May 16, 2019 | Michal

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We invite you to visit the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, where there's something to enchant the child in everyone! This research collection of English-language children's books and book-related material began in 1949 with approximately 2,000 books, but has grown to over 90,000 items in four areas of concentration:...

TRL Program Calendar May 2019

April 30, 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 May 2019 Toronto Reference Library Calendar. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.

TRL Program Calendar April 2019

March 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 April 2019 Toronto Reference Library Calendar. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.

Andrew Larsen: Me and Mr. Carnegie

March 6, 2019 | Michal

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Photo credit: Tom McFeat. Used with permission. We invite you to Andrew Larsen: Me and Mr. Carnegie on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm in the lower level of Lillian H. Smith branch. Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, this is the 16th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture. Larsen...

TRL Program Calendar March 2019

February 28, 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 March 2019 Toronto Reference Library calendar (PDF). For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.