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We invite you to the exhibit All Join In!: Children's Books and Art about Families, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of Lillian H. Smith Branch. This exhibit celebrates the family in children’s literature, from the families we are born into to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Thanks for the info Katherine. I was taken in by their claims when I went there a few years ago. I wish I had known about Spoon!
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Thanks Angjelin! You should really come by and see the guestbook. As a fan, it is pretty exciting.
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Please join us for the Toronto premiere of The Gateway Bug on Friday, June 22 at 6 pm. This delectable documentary will be shown as part of the Friday Evening Films series at Toronto Reference Library. Join us on the third floor in the Hinton Learning Theatre. The Gateway Bug... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Hi Luigi. That's a great question! I didn't know Adams had narrated his own audiobooks. It seems we only have a few: Restaurant at the End of The Universe (https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM283920&R=283920), Mostly Harmless (https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM226625&R=226625) and the second Dirk Gently book, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3027661&R=3027661). I'll have to listen to these.
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Thank you, Lydia. As a fellow fan, it was an absolute pleasure to write about him.
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Happy birthday to Douglas Adams, that "hoopy frood" who always knew where his towel was! Douglas Noel Adams was a British science fiction writer and humourist. He’s best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Though Adams died of heart failure in 2001, his legacy lives on in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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January is the 200th anniversary of "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley. Celebrate this special birthday by checking out our collection. Illustration from the 1831 edition of Frankenstein, by Theodore von Holst. Mary Shelley and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley spent the summer of 1816 with the poet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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A long, long time ago, on May 25, 1983, the first Star Wars trilogy ended. But, the adventures of Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo continued in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU). The Star Wars EU consists of hundreds of stories that expand on the original trilogy.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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