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Icon of the event Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science - SOLD OUT
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Is our universe the only one? How do we prevent a zombie plague? Will biometrics eliminate privacy altogether? Will climate change put fish in hot water? Should we trust the machines?...

Icon of the event Hakka: The
Thu May 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McGregor Park

A Brief Introduction to the Hakka Diaspora from China to Jamaica and Canada....

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale:  Richard Hazzard - History of Riverdale Collegiate
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Join Richard Hazzard, author of "Writers in Our Midst", as he tells about many famous (and not so) Riverdalians over the years. These include: Morley Callaghan, Lincoln Alexander, Punch Imlach, and other authors, actors, de...

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Guy Vanderhaeghe on...

Icon of the event Your Water Footprint: the shocking facts about how much water we use
Wed Jul 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Featuring Stephen Leahy, environmental journalist and author of "Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products."...

Icon of the event Canadian Journalists & Coverage of the Gaza War
Wed May 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Danforth/Coxwell

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. The good, the bad, the ugly....

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on his own experiences, Dr. David Suzuki challenges us to live with courage, conviction and passion as we learn from the past and look confidently to a sustainable future....

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

Icon of the event Helena: An Odyssey
Sat May 09, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Come meet Carolyn Taylor-Watts, author of 'Helena: An Odyssey'...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Sigmund Brouwer
Mon May 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairview

Please join us at Fairview Library for a very special visit from Sigmund Brouwer, the author of a wide variety of works such as the Merlin's Immortals Series, Devil?s Pass, and Thief of Glory....