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Art, Theatre and Dance

Artists in Canada

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Did you know that the Central Library has over 4000 information files on individual Canadian visual artists?  These files are housed on

MidMod Movies:Modernist Architecture and Design Film Series

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Join us for a series of FREE documentaries on modernist architecture and design. In October we will

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

book cover image1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die offers a broad selection of art works from Ancient Egypt to the present day. The emphasis is on European and American Paintings but there are some choices from Mexico, South America and Japan.

The Lady in Gold: the Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

 book cover imageThe Lady in Gold is the extraordinary, true story of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the famous artist Gustav Klimt - who painted her portrait and the lost world of fin-de-siecle and early 20th century Vienna, destroyed forever by the Nazis.

Crime in the World of Art

book cover imageWith the value of individual works of art increasing over the years, we can be certain that art crimes will increase as well.

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany (begins her life's work) at 72

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Toronto poet Molly Peacock has written a fascinating account of the life of Mary Granville Delany (1700-1788) :
 The Paper Garden.

2nd Annual Handmade Festival - registration begins Mar. 1st!

The Handmade Festival is a series of FREE workshops designed to share the art of craft with the local community.  All materials are provided and no particular skills are necessary.  For a listing of workshops and registration information, click here.

Green Living

book cover imageSmall Eco Houses: Living Green in Style. If you are interested in "small" spaces and "green" living,  have a look at this international survey of  fresh ideas about residential architecture and interior design.