Toronto Reference Library: Retro Futures

Retro Futures

May 18, 2019 - July 28, 2019
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/exhibits/retro-futures.jsp

The 50th anniversary of NASA's first successful lunar landing, the Apollo 11 mission of 1969, is the inspiration for this nostalgic trip back to futures-that-might-have-been, as seen from the starry eyes of early science fiction writers. The exhibit features rare books, magazines, artwork and ephemera from the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy.

RELATED PROGRAMMING

The First Men in the Moon: Film and discussion
Monday, May 27, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall

Science fiction writer and cultural commentator, Hugh A.D. Spencer invites you to this incredible 1964 film adaptation of H. G. Wells' classic novel. A three-in-one film that is part NASA pseudodocumentary, part Victorian comedy of manners, part Dynamation spectacular.agencies.

Strategy and Vision: Science Fiction's New Place in the Boardrooms of America
Monday, June 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall

Please join us for a program presented in association with the TD Gallery's Retro Futures exhibit on display until July 28. How do we prepare for the future? Science fiction writer and foresight consultant Karl Schroeder discusses the changing roles and
qualifications of futurist advisors in both business and governmental agencies.

The History of the Future
Monday, July 15, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall

Please join us for a program presented in association with the TD Gallery's exhibit Retro Futures, on display until July 28. The History of the Future is presented by science fiction writer and foresight consultant Madeline Ashby whose most recent novel, Company Town, was a finalist for the Canada Reads award.

Guided Tours
Please join a Special Collections staff docent on a free guided tour.
Meet inside the TD Gallery. Drop in. No registration required.
Tuesdays at 2:00pm