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Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity....

Icon of the event Technology: Successes and Failures
Fri Jun 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Pursuing a career venture in technology can bring many successes and frustrations and this is all a part of the course. Hearing other journeys is helpful and also inspiring....

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki - SOLD OUT
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, THE 2015 JUNE CALLWOOD LECTURE WITH DAVID SUZUKI WILL BE SIMULCAST IN THE ATRIUM. All Atrium tickets are now SOLD OUT....

Icon of the event One World. One Game.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....

Icon of the event Wearable Technology
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hillary Predko is a wearable technologist and fellow at Studio [Y]. She will be discussing the current state of Wearable Technology, and the direction it is taking in the future from both a technical and social perspective.

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Marilyn Churley
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Join Marilyn Churley, former Toronto City Councillor and former Member of Provincial Parliament, for a discussion of her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...