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Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

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 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 Transformations...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc ask, "How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?"...

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 Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Wed Aug 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Sarah Liss presents "A Womb with a View: How Margaret Atwood's Uncanny Vision Anticipated Our Current Battles Over Women's Bodies," as part of The TPL Great Books Lecture Series....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event The Power of Habits
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Did you know that science tells us that 40-60% of what we do during our waking hours is driven by non-concious automatic behaviors. In this presentation Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA will discuss the neuro-biology of habits, how the...