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Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape From The Bedside
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join local author Sharon Baltman for a reading from her book Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism - and a discussion about the process of writing i...

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....

Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history....

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Distribution & Trends
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

What do filmmakers do when their project is ready for viewing? Sarah Goodman provides an overview and tips on film distribution, including entering the festival circuit and regaining investment. Plus: Get the inside scoop on ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlögel
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, Baillie takes us on a brief tour of the inexplicable. Schlögel returns to remote Pangnirtung from a hike in Baffin Island's interior...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems? Why?...

Icon of the event Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table is about storytelling in the digital age. It's a jaunty account of a single father, 55, and his daughter, 15, studying Grade 10 Latin together. The book explores the bustling life of teenaged ...

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Claire 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...