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Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Day with Evan Munday
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Celebrate Family Literacy Day at Maria A. Shchuka! Come and hear Silver Birch nominated author and illustrator Evan Munday as he presents an interactive presentation about his amazing books! Drop-in (Ages 6 - 12).

Icon of the event Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War
Sat Mar 07, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brentwood

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. The good, the bad, the ugly. A Freedom to Read Week event.

Icon of the event Can the Arctic Council survive?
Tue May 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Arctic Council was created in 1996 in the aftermath of the Cold War and when barriers dividing the Arctic nations had fallen down. Since its creation, the Council has had many successes and the United States, originally i...

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 Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: David Bezmozgis - The Betrayers
Mon Mar 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Betrayers...

Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

Icon of the event Emerging Voices Creative Writers' Conference 2015
Sat Feb 07, 2015 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This free creative writing conference for youth 17-24 gives young writers a chance to meet and interact with a variety of professionals, students and other young writers, and celebrate the diversity of Toronto's writing commu...

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.