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Icon of the event How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a res...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker - SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

How the interpretation of the Great War has evolved from a just...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlögel
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, Baillie takes us on a brief tour of the inexplicable. Schlögel returns to remote Pangnirtung from a hike in Baffin Island's interior...

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape From The Bedside
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join local author Sharon Baltman for a reading from her book Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism - and a discussion about the process of writing i...

Icon of the event Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
Thu Jan 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Anonymous, a group of hackers and activists came to the fore in 2008...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...