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Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus, presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformation...

Icon of the event Unbuilt Hamilton with Mark Osbaldeston
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes for Hamilton, Ontario....

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Transition Toronto: Green Your Community
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event Toronto?s Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto?s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people?s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This November is the 60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis when Pearson flew down to the UN to help solve the British, French and Israeli attack on Egypt. Lester Pearson's work for peace in the 1950s earned him a Nobel Prize, l...

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Siddhartha Mukherjee: Personalized Medicine (Sold Out) - Rush Seats Only
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Cutting Edge: Exploring new ideas at the intersection of Health and Technology 2016 Lecture It's All About You: Personalized Medicine and a Revolution in Cancer Treatment....