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Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems. Why?...

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 An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 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 In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Sue and Jim Waddington, have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters. They particularly like to search for sites that can only be reached by canoe and on foot. The talk will compare phot...

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 Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads....

Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author, Norman Doidge, M.D., discusses fascinating new discoveries from the frontier of neurological research with...