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Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he shares fascinating stories about Toronto's spring flora. Learn about a wildflower that deceives insects, another plant once used for medicine but now banned, and much more.

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event....

Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro -  SOLD OUT
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event One World. One Game
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads and the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on his own experiences, Dr. David Suzuki challenges us to live with courage, conviction and passion as we learn from the past and look confidently to a sustainable future....

Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry  A fine balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

Icon of the event An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Peter O'Leary, John Tipton and Michael Autrey are contemporary poets, all resident in Chicago. Not necessarily traditional, all are committed to the poetic tradition, notably to the example of the Modernists. Each poet will r...