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Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Drew Hayden Taylor
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Join award winning playwright, author, columnist, filmmaker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Me Artsy and Me Funny) in conversation about Aboriginals' sense of humour. His book "Motorcycles and Sweetgrass" is a story of magic...

Icon of the event John Sewell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Former mayor John Sewell discusses his new book "How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1968-1980."

Icon of the event Tea and Murder
Thu Aug 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Toronto Public Library?s Caroline Ingvaldsen, Branch Head,...

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights lawyer, will discuss the legacy of Indian Residential Schools for Indigenou...