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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Rick Schofield presents: AGM:Sixty Years of Serving Scarborough.

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

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 Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Doctor Robert Galway presents: Early Airfields in Toronto.

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet.

Icon of the event Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future with Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., DPA (2017), Acting Manager, Environment & Energy Division, Community Energy Planning & New District Energy Systems, City of Toronto....

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of "Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3341186&R=3341186 ). Ms. Muir will tell the story of how women in Canada first boarded pla...

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 The Writing Zoo with author Jess Keating
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albion

What can a dung beetle teach us about writing, reading, and creativity? Or a skunk? Or even a blobfish? With wild examples from zoologist-turned-author Jess Keating, young readers learn about the fun, often messy work of crea...