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Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Author, journalist, and self-confessed "bad singer" Tim Falconer discusses his journey in trying to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness, why we love music, and achieving his personal goal of singing in public. Q...

Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

TBA

Icon of the event St. Lawrence Book Club
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. Lawrence

Copies of the book are available in the library....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 18
Tue Nov 15
Tue Dec 20
Tue Jan 17
Icon of the event TBA - Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

TBA

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

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 Mike Myers (Sold Out) - Simulcast Seating Available
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 What's Your Story? East York
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a celebration of reading, writing and publishing in East York....

Icon of the event The Game is Afoot: Watson after Jeopardy!
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre

In 2011 IBM?s artifi cial intelligence project, Watson, competed on Jeopardy! against two of the game show?s most successful human players and won. Five years later, join Normand Chatelier, Program Manager Corporate Citizensh...