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Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Plan International Canada President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney brings her amazing professional background and broad personal knowledge and experience to an entertaining and informative talk about the struggle for girls' right...

Icon of the event Carbide Tipped Pens
Thu Dec 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Eric Choi is the co-editor of Carbide Tipped Pens, a new anthology of hard science fiction. Eric will talk about the anthology's attempt to show the impact of science and technology on society, and about the editing process. ...

Icon of the event Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out
Tue Mar 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ruth Elwood Martin and Mo Korchinski discuss their new edited book (with Lynn Fels and Carl Leggo): a story about women in a provincial prison in Canada, how creative leadership fosters opportunities for transformation, and h...

Icon of the event Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Peter O'Leary, John Tipton and Michael Autrey are contemporary poets, all resident in Chicago. Not necessarily traditional, all are committed to the poetic tradition, notably to the example of the Modernists. Each poet will r...

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 Treehouse Talks
Ongoing event running from Fri Sep 12, 2014 - Fri Dec 12, 2014
Toronto Reference Library

3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS...

Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Thu Dec 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 11 in the Merril Collection...