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Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from r...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott - Close to Hugh
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Giller-shortlisted Marina Endicott visits with her new comic novel, Close to Hugh. In a rich, character-driven story, Hugh Argylle?s accident and injury provides a peculiar perspective from which to observe the life and times...

Icon of the event Stories and Poems from Nunavik
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge brings to life poems and tales from Canada?s north in her distinctive and unique style....

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki - SOLD OUT
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, THE 2015 JUNE CALLWOOD LECTURE WITH DAVID SUZUKI WILL BE SIMULCAST IN THE ATRIUM. All Atrium tickets are now SOLD OUT....

Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Factory Farms and the Environment
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Sonia Faruqi is author of the book Project Animal Farm, which will be released in July, 2015. The book traces her investigation of animal farms around the globe, and illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all our liv...

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
Ongoing event running from Fri Jan 09, 2015 - Fri Jun 12, 2015
Toronto Reference Library

3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS...