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Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller, Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning bo...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Li Jun and the Iron Road Book Launch
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Meet Anne Tait, movie producer, writer for stage, screen, and print, broadcaster, casting director and author of the adventure-romance based on the award-winning movie, Iron Road....

Icon of the event  Technology- The good The bad and The ugly
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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No matter how you cut it, technology is woven into the fabric of our lives. We learn with it. We are entertained with it. We study with it. We even socialize through it. We are guided and influenced by it. How do we make...

Icon of the event Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Toronto Public Library presents Children's Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his story and how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. With a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. G...

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: George Walker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Illustrating Alice: Celebrating 150 Years of Artists Who Have Brought Carroll's Story to Life"...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. With The Globe and Mail's Johanna Schneller....

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event The Economics of Real Life:  A Common Sense Approach to Economics
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Most people think economics is a dull, technical subject- filled with math, graphs, and complicated financial concepts. In other words, it's a subject best left to the "experts". But in fact, economics is something we all exp...