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Icon of the event How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a res...

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield. Though her books about war and remembrance have become Linda Granfield's signature titles, her route to them has been unplanned and adventure-filled. Photo by Studio Anka.

Icon of the event Steven Pinker - SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event Arlene Chan at Lillian H. Smith
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Arlene Chan will be launching her new book, Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies...

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
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 Great Books: Charles Dickens'
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Lillian H. Smith branch will be hosting a book presentation and discussion of a local history gem, Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina....

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wed Dec 10, 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 10 in the Merril Collection...

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...