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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

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 East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 27
Tue Nov 29
Icon of the event It's All About You: Siddhartha Mukherjee and Personalized Medicine
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Cutting Edge: Exploring new ideas at the intersection of Health and Technology 2016 Lecture...

Icon of the event Ancient Greek Vase Paintings. Ancient Greek Theatre on Greek vases
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Theatre-related vase paintings from Ancient Greece provide a...

Icon of the event Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe Speaker: Michael de Robertis
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

There is excellent evidence that black holes exist throughout the Universe. Black holes as heavy as the Sun are scattered throughout galaxies like our own, while black holes with masses millions or even billions of times heav...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Doctor Robert Galway presents: Early Airfields in Toronto.

Icon of the event Transition Toronto: Green Your Community
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc ask, "How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?"...