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Icon of the event The Power of Habits
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Did you know that science tells us that 40-60% of what we do during our waking hours is driven by non-concious automatic behaviors. In this presentation Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA will discuss the neuro-biology of habits, how the...

Icon of the event Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life using present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop. Q&A and book signing to fo...

Icon of the event Sue-Ann Levy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Popular Toronto journalist, Sue-Ann Levy - a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, controversial girl - on her journey through Toronto politics and her humorous and self-deprecating memoir, Underdog. Q&A and book signing ...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join author (and founder of the Mesdames of Mayhem), Madeleine Harris-Callway, as she shares her experience of getting published with a workshop consisting of her own personal triumphs and setbacks, as well as a formal presen...

Icon of the event Uncovering the Mystical World of Dreams
Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dreams are sacred scripts directing us towards greater clarity, purpose and self-awareness. Until a few centuries ago, dreams were highly regarded, but, as shifts occurred towards rational thought and technology the wisdom of...

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...

Icon of the event Are we running out? by Ingrid Bryan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Is the world running out of resources? Ingrid Bryan addresses a central question for a world dependent on natural resources: Will we be able to feed a population of 9.7 billion by the year 2050? Will we have enough water, met...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Bianca Lakoseljac:  Stone Woman.
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Bianca Lakoseljac's second novel, Stone Woman, is a family saga of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger from the hippie daze of Toronto. Spanning from 1967 to 2017, the novel chronicles their loves a...

Icon of the event Armchair Travel: Talk on Quebec City
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Everybody loves Québec City, the most European of North American urban areas, with its intact wall, poignant bridges and remarkable stone buildings. Join us for a virtual walking tour to explore some breathtaking lookout poin...