Wednesday, 11 March 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: JENNIFER MAXWELL

Céad Míle Fáilte!  A hundred thousand welcomes to everyone this Wednesday!  I have listed some very informative and delicious happenings in the museum and cultural sectors this week in Toronto.  Two of the events are St. Patty's Day related, for all those Irish and/or interested.  Have yourselves a very wonderful rest of the week!

I. "RADICAL LIBRARIANS" LECTURE
Date: Wednesday, March 11th
When: 6 - 9 pm
Where: 2 Sussex Ave., Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
What: The University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, and Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA) invite you to the 50th Anniversary of the Bertha Bassam Lecture.  This year R. David Lankes, a passionate advocate for libraries, will discuss "Radical Librarianship".  Prof. Lankes is author of an upcoming book, The Radical's Guide to New Librarianship.  To register, follow this link.

Shhh!! Libraries are Radical poster
This lecture examines the value of librarians dedicated to improving communities, not simply informing them.  Source.

II. ST. PATRICK'S DAY @ THE TOLLKEEPER'S COTTAGE
Date: Saturday, March 14th
When: 11 am - 4 pm
Where: 750 Davenport Rd.
What: Be Irish for a day at the Tollkeeper's Cottage.  Many of the tollkeepers who served at No. 3 Tollgate in the 19th century were Irishmen, so the Cottage will remember them with traditional soda bread and tea.  There will also be Celtic music and a tour of the cottage!  The cost is $5 a person.

The Tollkeeper's Cottage at Davenport and Bathurst
The cottage is believed to be the only surviving tollgate from the 1800s in Canada.  Source.

III. ST. PATRICK'S CÈILIDH @ MONTGOMERY'S INN
Date: Saturday, March 14th
When: 7 - 11 pm
Where: 55 John St., Montgomery's Inn
What: Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early at Montgomery's Inn.  Enjoy delicious Irish stew, fresh baked bread, and live traditional music featuring Gin Lane.  Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew (while supplies last).  Note: On St. Patrick's Day, Montgomery's Inn will also be hosting a Tea with delectable treats from the Emerald Isle.  $10 for this event.

A historical dress party
Cèilidh  is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing folk music and dancing.  Source.

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