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Icon of the event The World of Bees
Sat Feb 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

The authors of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" book series invite aspiring beekeepers of all ages to this free information session on starting a small scale home apiary....

Icon of the event Brenda Wastasecoot Discusses Granny?s Giant Bannock
Sat Feb 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Brenda Wastasecoot is a member of the York Factory Cree Nation. She holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Community Development and is a lecturer at University of Toronto?s Centre for Indigenous Studies. She is the author of t...

Icon of the event Toronto's Caribbean Voices
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Toronto-Caribbean authors, poets, and publicists share their works influence by their cross-continental heritage and the future of diversity in literature. With Stacey Marie Robinson, Leonicka Valcius and Joshua "Scribe" Watk...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event The Tamil Dream with Author Koom Kankesan
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: McGregor Park

The Tamil Dream is a new novel that examines the school year leading up to the Tamil protests in 2009 that blockaded University Avenue and later the Gardiner Expressway. It looks at the Tamil community in Scarborough and Toro...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas present volume 2 in the graphic novel series, Angel Catbird, published in association with conservation charity Nature Canada's Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative....

Icon of the event NEW TIME! Black Veterans Affairs: A Day Dedicated to African Canadian Veterans
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for the Black Veterans Affairs in presenting Canadian Veteran, Derek Salik. The author discusses tales of African Canadian Veterans and shares history and memories of Canadian heroes from Derek's new book, I Lived A ...

Icon of the event Canada: The Arctic, the Oil Industry & Climate Change
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Greenpeace at this guided discussion about the politics and science of climate change, what's happening in the Canadian Arctic, the role of the oil industry and what you can do about it....

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....