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Icon of the event Rachel Hartman's Toronto Book Launch
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Fantasy author Rachel Hartman will be interviewed and answer questions to celebrate the Toronto launch of Shadow Scale, the sequel to her award-winning novel Seraphina. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.Ms. Ha...

Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event Making space for peace:
Tue May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

International protective accompaniment as alter-geopolitics...

Icon of the event Depression
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Everyone has felt sadness but when is it depression?...

Icon of the event One World. One Game
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the...

Icon of the event Battle of Britain
Thu May 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wychwood

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the "Battle of Britain",fought over the summer skies of England in 1940.This decisive air battle was the major turning point in the Luftwaffe's attempt to gain air superiority over Engl...

Icon of the event An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Peter O'Leary, John Tipton and Michael Autrey are contemporary poets, all resident in Chicago. Not necessarily traditional, all are committed to the poetic tradition, notably to the example of the Modernists. Each poet will r...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...