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Icon of the event Overcoming
Fri Jan 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Shakil Choudhury in his book Deep Diversity explores this question an...

Icon of the event Laundry Lines:  A Memoir in Stories and Poems by Ann Elizabeth Carson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Toronto author Anne Elizabeth Carson for a reading from her newly-released book Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, a lively evocation of her aunts and their home in Cheltenham, Ontario which brings to l...

Icon of the event Cyber-Proletariat: revealing the dark side of the information revolution
Fri Mar 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The utopian promise of the internet, much talked about even a few years ago, has given way to brutal realities: coltan mines in the Congo, electronics factories in China, devastated neighborhoods in Detroit. In his book Cyber...

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis, Linda Granfield and Ken McGoogan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Three award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Local History Evenings
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Northern District

Wednesday, September 30th...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 25
Icon of the event NEW DATE: Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The date for this program had been changed from Tuesday, October 27, 2015....

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Dec 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Hoa Nguyen and Stuart Ross read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Food Junkies: The Truth about Food Addiction
Tue Jan 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Do you struggle with your food or eating?...

Icon of the event Tea and Murder
Thu Mar 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Village

Enjoy listening to a mystery book talk. Miriam Scribner, Toronto Public Library Senior Services Specialist, presents her list of favourite mystery books.