Happy Birthday Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!

July 31, 2019 | Isabel

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July 31 is the birthday of both J.K. Rowling and her beloved character, Harry Potter. It is also known to many as International Harry Potter Day. We want to celebrate today by remembering a very special trip Rowling took to Toronto, many years ago. J. K. Rowling at the White...

TRL Program Calendar August 2019

July 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 August 2019 Toronto Reference Library Calendar(PDF). For a full listing to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits.

Gregory Maguire: The World at Hand, The World Next Door

July 22, 2019 | Account Deleted

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Photo credit: Andy Newman. Used with permission. We invite you to Gregory Maguire, The World at Hand, The World Next Door, a lecture by Gregrory Maguire on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm in the lower level of Lillian H. Smith Branch. Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books,...

Dungeons and Dragons Day at the Merril Collection: July 27, 2019

July 21, 2019 | Isabel

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On Saturday July 27, 2019, the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy will host Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Day from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Come for a talk on table-top roleplaying games (RPGs) and stay for a game and a chance to see some treasures of the...

Marie-Louise Gay: From Sketch to Story - Musings from my Drawing Table

July 13, 2019 | Account Deleted

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Illustration reproduced with permission from Marie-Louise Gay and Groundwood Books Ltd. We invite you to Marie-Louise Gay: From Sketch to Story - Musings from my Drawing Table on Thursday, October 3 at 7pm in the lower level of Lillian H. Smith Branch. Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's...

TRL Program Calendar July 2019

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

Fly Me to the Moon: Blast Off with the Merril Collection Exhibit

June 26, 2019 | Isabel

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Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, two American astronauts became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Fly there now with the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy! Fly Me to the Moon is the current exhibit at the Merril Collection. It celebrates the 50th...

Free Summer Films at the Toronto Reference Library in July 2019

June 26, 2019 | Bill V.

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Are you imagining feeling hot and bothered during July's sultry days to come? Why not join us for these free films during July at the Toronto Reference Library? We offer several different series as well as some individual films. They're generally shown in the 3rd floor Hinton Learning Centre. We...

Free Summer Friday Lunchtime Concerts at the Toronto Reference Library: July 5 - August 30, 2019

June 24, 2019 | Bill V.

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Let's make beautiful music together ... or at least share lunch and listen to some. Come join us on Fridays for the Summer Music at the Library series, free weekly concerts from 12 - 1 pm in the Toronto Reference Library Atrium on the 1st Floor. These are done in...

Oi! Toronto's Punk Music Past

June 19, 2019 | Bill V.

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The Toronto Reference Library is hosting two punk music programs and a photography exhibit during June and July. Join us for these free events to get a flavor of that intense and discordant musical flowering known as Punk: On the Edge of the World: Photos and Talk by Nick Smash...