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Icon of the event Jonathan Safran Foer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on his first new novel in 10 years, Here I Am. With The Globe and Mail's Mark Medley....

Icon of the event The Gifts of the Nile :  Royal Ontario Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Royal Ontario Museum Outreach Committee presents The Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian civilization began about 5,000 years ago along the shores of the Nile River....

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Teaching Robots to Read
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Mohamed Musbah, Vice President of Product at Maluuba discusses the goal of teaching machines to think, reason and communicate. Find out how AI is already a part of our lives and the possibilities in a future of intelligent ma...

Icon of the event Mike Myers
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most famous sons presents his new book, a funny and thoughtful analysis of being Canadian....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

One of Canada's best loved writers, award-winning author Jane Urquhart on A Number of Things, a rich and surprising narrative of 50 artifacts that speak to our collective experience as a nation. In conversation with Toronto S...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Acclaimed author of the Murdoch Mysteries series, Maureen Jennings on her latest novel, Dead Ground In Between, the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event China's Great Leap Forward and Great Famine : Speaking the
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto) looks at China's 'Great Leap Forward', 1958-62 as a dramatic public policy failure. Economic decline fuelled the Great Famine. In turn, an estimated 33 to 55 million people died. T...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Stone Woman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join the author of Stone Woman, a novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love," and is set between High Park, Yorkville, and Parkdale. Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration, two major artistic achievements ...