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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...

Icon of the event Trading In Retirement with Author Sarah Potter
Mon Mar 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn how to build a trading plan that aligns with your risk/reward profile!...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Dominik Parisien
Thu Feb 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Toronto-based fiction editor and writer Dominik Parisien on the importance of fairy tale retellings, adapting local history in fiction, and his recent anthology projects, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, and Clockwork Canad...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Politicians and Pressmen
Tue May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Míle Míle i gCéin: The Irish Language in Canada
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Danny Doyle discusses his book in which he traces the one time prevalence of Irish Gaelic throughout Canada, only to see the language virtually extinguished from Canadian folk memory. This book won the 2015 Literary Award of ...

Icon of the event Protecting You & Your Money with Author Kelley Keehn
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Kelley Keehn, personal finance educator, consumer advocate, media personality and best-selling, award-winning author of nine books, will share tips from her book, Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Th...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event The Concorde - Supersonic Airliner
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about the development of the Concorde Airliner. Keith Hyde will talk about the major aerospace engineering challenges that had to be overcome in aerodynamics and jet propulsion. Controversial from the beginning with its...