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Icon of the event The Gifts of the Nile: Royal Ontario Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Royal Ontario Museum Outreach Committee presents The Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian civilization began about 5,000 years ago along the shores of the Nile River....

Icon of the event Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Map collector Alec Parley leads an illustrated talk about the history and beauty of miniature maps....

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

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Icon of the event Cuba beyond the Beach - Stories of Life in Havana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Havana is Cuba's soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, ...

Icon of the event Mike Myers (Sold Out) - Rush Seats Only
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 Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event Beatles '66 and all that with Mark Lewisohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Lewisohn goes deep in his chronicling of the Beatles with Tune In, part one of his three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Join Lewisohn for his only North American appearance of 2016, in conversation with Pi...

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...