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Icon of the event Nature in the City
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

From fields and forests to rivers and ravines, Toronto's varied habitats play host to an astounding diversity of wild plants and animals. Learn about some of the intriguing species to be found right under our noses in Canada...

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads with the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Sun Apr 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Miranda July - SOLD OUT
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Ongoing event running from: Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 - Fri June 12, 2015...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 13
Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D. - SOLD OUT
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In his revolutionary new book...

Icon of the event Meet Author Velvet Haney
Wed Feb 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Author and former model Velvet Haney reads from her debut graphic memoir, "The Mousehouse Years," the turbulent story of a dysfunctional romance, a single mother raising six children and a childhood filled with adversity and ...