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Icon of the event Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang
Wed Jan 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Many people have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of...

Icon of the event Author Anica Miter discusses Starbursts of Consciousness, Starbursts of Life
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Spadina Road

Join author Anica Miter as she discusses her book Starbursts of Consciousness, Starbursts of Life: Answers to All Y(our) Existential Questions. IF you are a sincere seeker of truth about existence, you will find this book op...

Icon of the event McLuhan Salon: Hacks, Leaks and Breaches
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman and Fortune writer Mathew Ingram, on the thorny ethics of hacks and leaks....

Icon of the event Creative Writing Workshop
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Perth/Dupont

Come and join local author-Dayle Furlong for tips and tricks for creative writing.

Icon of the event Art and Architecture of the Islamic world  with Professor Pereyra. U of T
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Muslim artists produced a wealth of incredible art and architecture for over fifteen hundred years, architectural monuments, mosques, palaces, manuscripts, and many other smaller objects portable objects in precious metals...

Icon of the event She Won't Be Silenced with Author Lisa Freeman
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

For the past twenty-one years, Lisa has put the trauma of her father's brutal murder behind her and has built a happy, stable life for herself. One day, she receives a letter from the Parole Board of Canada and learns that he...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Month with Author/Illustrator Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Jan 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jerry Amernic presents: Medicine Man: Seneca Village at Mouth of Rouge River.

Icon of the event Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels and Naples
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In this lecture about Elena Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels," Franco Gallippi examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundation and the destiny of Naples: the myth of the Siren Par...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Month with Barbara Reid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Goldhawk Park

Celebrate Family Literacy month with children's author Barbara Reid. Join us for a fun and interactive morning as Barbara Reid shows us how she creates her amazing illustrations using modeling clay and get an opportunity to m...