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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

A World in motion

While we might think that this century is a forerunner in rapid and dramatic changes in society, conventions and the arts we are not the first.  Thomas Christensen's book 1616: the world in motion discusses the great changes that took place in attitudes, traditions, directions, social norms a

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.

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.