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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...

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 Picturing the City
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Photographers Dwayne Sybbliss and Yasin "Yescene" Osman, along with members of She Move Group reflect on their experiences documenting today's Toronto....

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 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 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 Holocaust Survivor Speaker Faigie Libman
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear Faigie (Schmidt) Libman's story of strength, courage and survival. Faigie Libman was born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1934, an only child. In 1941, she and her family were forced into the Kovno Ghetto. When the ghetto was li...

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 Coming Home to Tibet: Author Talk and Book Signing
Wed Aug 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Please join us for the Canadian launch of Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's Coming Home to Tibet with a reading, Q&A and book signing....