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Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event End-of-Summer Storytime: The Owl and the Bluebird
Sat Sep 03, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Bayview

Join author Ellen Weiser at the Bayview library for a special end-of-summer story time. Ellen will be sharing her new book, "The Owl and The Bluebird" with children and families. Participants are invited to stay after the sto...

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event J'ai marché sur les étoiles, plus qu'un voyage, une aventure qui nous transforme
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

J'ai marché sur les étoiles, sept leçons apprises sur le chemin de Compostelle. À travers ce récit, Gabriel Osson nous emmène avec lui faire la route et vivre plus qu'un voyage, une aventure, un passage qui nous transforme. F...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Stone Woman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join the author of Stone Woman, a novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love," and is set between High Park, Yorkville, and Parkdale. Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration, two major artistic achievements ...

Icon of the event James Bartleman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Bartleman, Ontario's first indigenous Lieutenant Governor and bestselling author on his new memoire, Seasons of Hope, the story of an extraordinary man and his constant journey toward hope. Q&A and book signing to follo...

Icon of the event Jonathan Safran Foer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on his first new novel in 10 years, Here I Am. With The Globe and Mail's Mark Medley....

Icon of the event Preparing to buy your first home
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fort York

If you are interested in buying a home and it is your first time. The following lectures by a leading expert, Omer Quenneville. He will be giving three information sessions every Saturday for three weeks. The first session st...


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Sat Sep 24
Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can hyper-diversity reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities?...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Sep 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Jason Heroux and Ronna Bloom read from their work.