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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 The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez crisis
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This November is the 60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis when Pearson flew down to the UN to help solve the British, French and Israeli attack on Egypt. Lester Pearson's work for peace in the 1950s earned him a Nobel Prize, l...

Icon of the event Toronto?s Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto?s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people?s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

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 Author visit with Norah McClintock
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Please join us in room 1 with famed and celebrated author Norah McClintock. She will discussing her different youth crime and mystery novels as well as a few reveals about her upcoming release "Trial by Fire". No registration...

Icon of the event Romeo Dallaire
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The retired general and former senator on his new memoir, Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?

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 An Evening with the Toronto Book Awards' Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre

Hear this year's finalists read from their nominated work. Q&A and book signing to follow. With CTV's Marci Ien....