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Icon of the event Barbara Ehrenreich
Mon May 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed on her memoir Living With a Wild God. With CBC Radio's Mary Hynes....

Icon of the event World Pride: Ken Setterington
Tue Jun 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bendale

Come celebrate World Pride with award winning author Ken Setterington. Author of recently published Branded by the Pink Triangle, Ken will discuss events in LGBTQ history, and share how learning from the past can help safegu...

Icon of the event Tom Flanagan
Tue May 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The conservative political operative and author of Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power, on his new book, Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age. With TVO's Steve Paikin.

Icon of the event The 2014 Cameron Hollyer Lecture
Sat May 03, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection celebrate the new Arthur Conan Doyle Room with a special visit by author Lyndsay Faye. Faye will speak about "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Storytelling and the Passion of the Narrat...

Icon of the event The Treehouse Talks : 3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS
Fri Jun 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Discover new ideas, ways of thinking, and styles of presentation. While our speakers, at first glance, appear to have nothing in common, Treehousers know that where three ideas collide, countless more emerge. For the speake...

Icon of the event Gamers MeetUp
Thu Jun 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A Toronto-based video game developer (speaker TBA) discusses lessons learned in game development. Presented with The Hand Eye Society....

Icon of the event Mike Holmes
Wed May 28, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The home improvement guru and host of HGTV's Holmes on Homes on his new book The Holmes Manual. With host of The Morning Show on Global, Liza Fromer....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ray Robertson - I Was There the Night He Died
Wed Apr 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Sam's dad has Alzheimer's, his mom died of stroke, his wife in a car crash. Samantha's a cutter. Eighteen. Living next door. Weed and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship-yet in this funny, off-color, philosophical novel f...

Icon of the event What to Expect When You're Retiring: Embracing Longevity
Tue Apr 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

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Icon of the event Eurovision: Europe's Favourite TV Show
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parkdale

It's been around since 1956. It gave us ABBA, and launched Céline Dion's international career. It's one of the most watched annual television events in the world. And yet, most North Americans know next to nothing about the E...