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Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event  Peak Learning - Degenerate Art with Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event Crime Authors:  Nate Hendley and Friends
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Crime author Nate Hendley and other members of Crime Writers of Canada will talk about their craft and read from their books.

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

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

Join moderator Shawn Micallef, our former Writer-in-Residence, Food Writer, Karon Liu, Chef Joshna Maharaj and Farha Ternikar, author of Brunch:A History, as they talk about the class and food issues raised in Micallef's new ...

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 Reality of Film Industry: Production & Funding Models
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Sarah Goodman provides an overview and insider tips about the steps of film production, including prep, equipment, and the different funding models available for filmmakers.

Icon of the event Justin Trudeau
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir...