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Icon of the event Sylvia Fraser: The Toronto Writers' Co-op Interview
Fri Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Novelist, journalist and travel writer Sylvia Fraser discusses the writer's life and craft with host John Miller.

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
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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 The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world ? the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal ?served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our prese...

Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the bestselling author of the Richard Sharpe novels speaks about his first work of non-fiction, "Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three...

Icon of the event Neighbourhood Votes
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, a network of non-profit neighbourhood centres across Toronto presents short documentaries about some of Toronto's pressing issues directed by community groups from Scarborough, Etobicoke and the...

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event  5th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small Print Toronto and Toronto Public Library invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl?s beloved novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. With a live indie-rock band and local literary luminaries reading stor...

Icon of the event Justin Trudeau
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....