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Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Malvern

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity. For group bookings please contact the branch....

Icon of the event Native Humour
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles and Sweetgrass) shares jokes, laughs, and chuckles in this lecture on native humour.

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...