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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 Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
Thu Jan 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Anonymous, a group of hackers and activists came to the fore in 2008...

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 Meet Author Nicholas Pengelley
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Local author Nick Pengelley will read from his latest book "Ryder: American Treasure", the sequel to his policitical thriller "Ryder" (originally published as "Traitors' Gate"). Fast-paced, edgy, and action-packed. Ryder: Ame...

Icon of the event Democracy in an era of mass surveillance: A Canadian perspective
Tue Jan 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

While global discussions concerning Edward Snowden's revelations have primarily focused on the actions of the National Security Agency and its British equivalent, this talk focuses on Canada's role in conducting mass surveil...

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 Parting of the Veil: Traditions Connected with Halloween
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

From the lantern in the window to the apples in the basket, many of the traditions of Hallowe'en come from old Celtic Traditions. October 31 marks a time when the wall between our world and the Other is very thin, and all man...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn - SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

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 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...