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Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting forensic expert Tim Irish presents: The Tragic Fire aboard S.S. Noronic on September 17, 1949 in Toronto Harbour.

Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College/Shaw

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Fri Mar 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, March 5, in the lower level, Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Street, starting at 7PM.

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Understanding Change
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Albert de Goias, psychotherapist and author of Understanding Change will discuss ways to manage life as it changes and help identify resources to deal with change.

Icon of the event Author Reading and Book Signing with Nazila Fathi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran", veteran political correspondent Fathi tells the story of a country and its people struggling to find their way. Blending her own story with historical ...

Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event Anthony De Sa
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Victoria Village

Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. His second novel, Kicking the Sky, captures with clarity and poignancy ...

Icon of the event Terry Fallis
Thu Apr 30, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kennedy/Eglinton

Novelist Terry Fallis whose debut novel The Best Laid Plans was awarded the Stephen Leacock Medal in 2008 talks about his works.

Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Caught between two cultures and races -- Being seperated from his Jamaican family for 2 decades due to his Chinese father premature death, Vincent Lee returned to search for his family, identity and belonging. A Q & A session...