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Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called 'a publishing icon' Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell...and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney an...

Icon of the event Meditation: The Key to Serenity and Optimal Health
Wed Apr 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Meditation is free, and is critical to maintaining sanity, wisdom, peace and optimal health. For thousands of years the ancient yogis have understood its benefits, but until the last few decades we didn't have the scientific ...

Icon of the event Dante's Infinite Monkeys - Technology Meets The 7 Deadly Sins
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

A wide-ranging and deeply researched tour of the worst parts of our new digital utopia. Dante's Infinite Monkeys shows how technology and the Internet are re-shaping society in some perilous ways, and offers suggestions on h...

Icon of the event Canada 150 -  David Silcox on Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

160th anniversary of Tom Thomson?s Birth and the 100th anniversary of his Death....

Icon of the event Kerry Clare's Secrets & Truths
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer and editor of the

Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...

Icon of the event The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

Icon of the event Canada 150 - History of Canadian Music
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

"The Dominion of Music"...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The annual Toronto Star invites you to celebrate the winners of their annual Short Story Contest in the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. The Toronto Start Short Story contest is one of North America's largest and most ...

Icon of the event Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Barbara Gowdy on the limits of human mind, relationships with mothers and sisters and her latest novel,