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Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

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 Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conv...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Ross King
Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of Leonardo and the Last Supper on his new novel, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of Water Lilies. With Toronto Star's Murray White....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Robert Harris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of The Ghost Writer and Dictator on his new novel Conclave....