Stan Lee at the Merril Collection

November 13, 2018 | Michal

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Stan Lee December, 2016, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Stanley Martin Lieber, a.k.a. Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018), superhero comic book icon, is sadly no longer with us. Like many of you, I have enjoyed Marvel movies and television series for as long as I can remember....

TRL Program Calendar November 2018

October 31, 2018 | 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 November 2018 @ TRL as a pdf. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

'Where it can be viewed for free': celebrating Sam Ash's donation to TPL

October 23, 2018 | Gillian

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When artists donate work to the Toronto Public Library they fill out a form called a Deed of Gift. In the case of Toronto Public Library’s most recent donation, the artist Sam Ash added a noted that said, display this “in a public library space where it can be viewed...

Once Frankenstein’s creature awakes, can the Mummy be far behind?

October 15, 2018 | Steven

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Come to a Literary Treasures presentation on Friday October 26 at 7 PM at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (on the 3rd Floor) by Steven B. Shubert, The Monster Awakes: The Mummy in 19th century Fiction It was two hundred years ago that Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science Exhibit at the Merril Collection

October 10, 2018 | Michal

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Steel engraving (993 × 78 mm), for the frontispiece of the 1831 revised edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, published by Colburn and Bentley, London. We invite you to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, celebrating...

A Treasure Map Where "X" Marks a 45 Year Old Overdue Library Book

October 9, 2018 | Karolina

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Halloween’s the time for Ghosts’, creepy stories and spooky tales and the library is no exception! The shelves are filled with stories and the staff have a tale (or many) of secrets from within our library walls. I have a tale that includes an old mine, a treasure and maybe...

Work for the City You Love

October 1, 2018 | Isabel

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Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall by The City of Toronto [CC - BY] Have you ever wanted to work for the City of Toronto? Now is the time to make your dream come true! Come meet with city divisional representatives and more at the annual City of Toronto...

TRL Program Calendar October 2018

September 30, 2018 | 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 October 2018 @ TRL as pdf. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

Wampum: Not Museum Artifacts but Original Treaties!

September 21, 2018 | Wendy

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Aaniin My Indigenous learning journey was recently accelerated when I stepped into the role of the TD Gallery Curator just before the installation of the current Indigenous-themed exhibit Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario. As someone with an interest in history, and as a Canadian, I am ashamed...

TRL Program Calendar September 2018

August 31, 2018 | 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 September 2018 @ TRL. For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.