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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 Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt's Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Du...

Icon of the event Photographing Toronto's Architectural Changes
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed photographer Peter MacCallum discusses how Toronto's first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented the city's rapid development between 1911 and 1940, and presents his own recent projects on Yonge Street, Mas...

Icon of the event Before the Market: Early Kensington Families
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join local historian Mary Williamson for an illustrated presentation on her ancestors, The Johnstones and the Peterkins, who settled in the Kensington Market area during the 19th Century....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In the age of Big Data and constant connectedness, it's easy to feel like privacy is a relic of the pre-digital age. But what about those of us who are uneasy about sacrificing this basic human right for the convenience of ne...

Icon of the event Wallace Edwards Book Launch - What is Peace?
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What does peace mean to you? This beautiful book will get you and your family talking about it....