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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event How to Develop Lively Characters
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Want to find ways to improve your story and character development? Join author Mahak Jain for an interactive workshop that uses animals and drawings to create characters that are full of life....

Icon of the event Meet the Authors of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet Dr. Jean Augustine, Dauna Jones-Simmonds, and Dr. Denise Green, the authors of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. In honouring International Women?s Day, they will be sharing their own personal stories to success, as...

Icon of the event Trading In Retirement with Author Sarah Potter
Mon Mar 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn how to build a trading plan that aligns with your risk/reward profile!...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Protecting You & Your Money with Author Kelley Keehn
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Kelley Keehn, personal finance educator, consumer advocate, media personality and best-selling, award-winning author of nine books, will share tips from her book, Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Th...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...