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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The host of CBC Radio?s Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event Canada Council Author Visit with Hugh Brewster.
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Highland Creek

Come and visit with award-winning author and noted Titanic historian Hugh Brewster as he draws from his vast knowledge of that fateful journey to create an enthralling tale of historical fiction in Deadly Voyage.

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir Discusses her new book
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jones

Local Author Elizabeth Muir will read from and discuss her new book "Riverdale East of the Don".

Icon of the event Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world, the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal, served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our presen...

Icon of the event Rienzi Crusz -
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Rienzi Crusz was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada in 1965; he is now a Canadian citizen. He has a B.A. from the University of Ceylon, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from the University of Wate...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ward Anderson - I'll Be Here All Week
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

In his coming-of-middle-age novel comedian Ward Anderson delivers a romantic love story set against the backdrop of the stand-up circuit, where the realities of life are not at all hospitable to romance.