What’s On – Alice Opens the Door Exhibit, Tribute Giving & More

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November 20, 2018
TD Gallery Exhibit: Alice Opens the Door
The Nursery “Alice”, Illustrated by John Tenniel.
New TD Gallery Exhibit:
Alice Opens the Door
Discover- or rediscover- the enduring literary classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the book that opened the door to reading for generations of children. Learn about the “real” Alice and her role in bringing this story to the world. This joyful exhibition featuring highlights from the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books invites visitors “down the rabbit hole” to view unforgettable and beloved scenes and characters in books, costume designs, art, games, and ephemera.

The exhibition is now on in the TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library until January 27, 2019.

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Did You Know?
You Can Order a Reproduction of Items in the Library’s Special Collections
Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Order a reproduction of a rare and valuable item from our Special Collections! The library is a great source of visual documentation on a wide array of subjects. Explore the Library’s Digital Archive for images.
Upcoming Programs
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Inside Capsule 98: The Impact of 90s Nostalgia and More
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In 1998 at age 13, Randi Bergman created a time capsule. Last year, she shared what was inside on her Instagram account @capsule98, which became a viral hit on Buzzfeed, Good Morning America and more. She soon launched a podc…

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Introduction to Audio Editing for Podcasters 
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Get ready to learn the basics of using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). Participants will be provided with an audio file to practice basic editing techniques, like cutting, layering and leveling.

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Farewell Event: The Care and Feeding of a Career Author
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Have you ever wanted a peek behind the curtain of what it’s really like to be a full-time author? The Writer in Residence Stefanie London shares the nitty-gritty challenges of having a creative career, and the hard lessons she’s …

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Meet TPL’s Elders in Residence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dawes Road

TPL’s Elders in Residence Patrick Etherington and Frances Whiskeychan will be meeting one on one with members of the public to answer questions, offer teachings, and provide counsel. …

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Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The rules of retirement have changed – people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like …

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science
Ongoing event running from Mon Oct 01, 2018 – Sat Jan 12, 2019
Lillian H. Smith

Join the Merril Collection in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s …

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Stress Relief Through Meditation
11:00 am – 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Maria A. Shchuka

Experience relief from stress and anxiety through meditation. Studies have shown that meditation practice helps rejuvenate the body and calm the mind. In this class you will learn three methods of meditation. A meditation kit…

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Let’s Build a More Resilient Toronto
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join the City of Toronto’s Resilience Office and Torontonians from across the city for the next milestone in the development of our first ever Resilience Strategy: the development of policy moves and actions. …

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