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Icon of the event Neighbourhood Votes
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, a network of non-profit neighbourhood centres across Toronto presents short documentaries about some of Toronto's pressing issues directed by community groups from Scarborough, Etobicoke and the...

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: The Word On The Street 25 Years celebration
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The eh List Author Series salutes 25 years of The Word On The Street Book and Magazine Festival with a special presentation of great authors with great new books....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The host of CBC Radio?s Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event Canada Council Author Visit with Hugh Brewster.
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Highland Creek

Come and visit with award-winning author and noted Titanic historian Hugh Brewster as he draws from his vast knowledge of that fateful journey to create an enthralling tale of historical fiction in Deadly Voyage.

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world, the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal, served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our presen...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....