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Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The host of CBC Radio?s Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlöge
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel...

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country?s history....

Icon of the event Thomas King
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King speaks with CTV's Marci Ien about his first literary novel in 15 years,...

Icon of the event Ashdale Writers Group Reading Showcase
Thu Sep 25, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The lively Ashdale Writers Group is in it's second year, meeting at the Gerrard Ashdale Library on alternate Saturday mornings. Please join the Ashdale Writers Group for an evening of prose and poetry as the members share the...

Icon of the event Louise Penny
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Missed her last fall? The bestselling author returns with her newest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, The Long Way Home. With former CBC radio host Mary Lou Finlay....