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Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Clair Cameron - The Bear, A Novel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Claire Cameron's newest, The Bear, is a riveting fictionalization of a real event. Told in the voice of six-year old Anna, the tale unfolds as two children struggle to escape the angry bear who attacked and killed their paren...

Icon of the event Neighbourhood Votes
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, a network of non-profit neighbourhood centres across Toronto presents short documentaries about some of Toronto's pressing issues directed by community groups from Scarborough, Etobicoke and the...

Icon of the event Caitlin Moran
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Caitlin Moran, the British bad girl writer and New York Times bestselling author hailed as "the UK's answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire), as she talks about her hilari...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linwood Barclay - No Safe House
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Linwood Barclay, Toronto-based thriller writer and bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, joins us to discuss his gripping new suspense novel,...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....