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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 The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event L'Homme qui apparait et disparait dans le vacuum
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Patrice Desbiens, un poète franco-ontarien qui a acquis une reconnaissance nationale et même internationale, est un cas d'espèce de la littérature canadienne-française et/ou québécoise. Lors de cette conférence, Gaston Trembl...

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can hyper-diversity reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities?...

Icon of the event Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life with present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop....

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away), novelist Nadia Bozak (El Niño), and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance, Thirteen Shells, and Double Dutch...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?

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 Transition Toronto
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event China's Great Leap Forward and Great Famine : Speaking the
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto) looks at China's 'Great Leap Forward', 1958-62 as a dramatic public policy failure. Economic decline fuelled the Great Famine. In turn, an estimated 33 to 55 million people died. T...