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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...

Icon of the event Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life using present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop. Q&A and book signing to fo...

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Acclaimed author of the Murdoch Mysteries series, Maureen Jennings on her latest novel, Dead Ground In Between, the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....

Icon of the event Ann Tudor: Fast and Fearless Cooking for the Genius
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Come listen to Ann Tudor reading funny, poignant and revealing stories from her more-than-a-cookbook "Fast and Fearless Cooking for the Genius." After reading Ann will cheerfully answer questions about cooking and writing.

Icon of the event Author Reading - Bianca Lakoseljac:  Stone Woman.
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Bianca Lakoseljac's second novel, Stone Woman, is a family saga of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger from the hippie daze of Toronto. Spanning from 1967 to 2017, the novel chronicles their loves a...

Icon of the event Are we running out? by Ingrid Bryan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Is the world running out of resources? Ingrid Bryan addresses a central question for a world dependent on natural resources: Will we be able to feed a population of 9.7 billion by the year 2050? Will we have enough water, met...