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Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In his revolutionary new book...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Russell Smith - Confidence
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

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Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College/Shaw

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event Who Would Do That:  Women Who Develop Love Relationships with Prisoners
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

A presentation by Bette Logan....

Icon of the event Your Truth Matters - Write It Down
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Danforth/Coxwell

Make your life matter--dare yourself to write the truth. Wayson Choy will discuss how he wrote his bestselling memoirs "Paper Shadows" and "Not Yet" by exposing and exploring both his personal and community Chinatown "secrets...

Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event Anthony De Sa
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Victoria Village

Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. His second novel, Kicking the Sky, captures with clarity and poignancy ...