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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Haisla/Heiltsuk and Giller-shortlisted writer of Monkey Beach presents her first novel in 10 years, Son of a Trickster....

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the lives of two misfit orphans in early 20th century Montreal....

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

Icon of the event Exit West with Mohsin Hamid
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of The...

Icon of the event McLuhan Salon: Hacks, Leaks and Breaches (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman and Fortune writer Mathew Ingram, on the thorny ethics of hacks and leaks....

Icon of the event David Sax and The Revenge of Analog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become ...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....