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Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Cecil Foster - In Conversation
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Donna Bailey Nurse in Conversation with Author Cecil Foster.

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 Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

Icon of the event Eddie Zawadzki speaks about boxing, career and books
Wed Jan 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brentwood

Join Eddie Zawadzki who is going to talk about boxing, his career, and his books. Born and raised in Toronto, Zawadzki is a well known Canadian broadcaster and author. He wrote several bestselling Canadian trivia books that h...

Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairview

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...

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Tue Mar 03, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Richard Scrimger, author of "Zomboy" and "The Wolf and Me (Seven Sequels)," talks about how to get into a story and make it sound authentic. Get ready for an interactive and entertaining presentation using real examples to il...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

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 such as Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, P...

Icon of the event Sarah Radcliffe: The Fear Fix
Wed Jan 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

All children and teens experience stress, worry and fear - and parents need to know how to help! Learn how to help your child (and yourself!) cope with anxious feelings caused by:...