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Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Andre Alexis
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Fifteen Dogs: André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fiftee...

Icon of the event Kate Beaton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event Kathy Reichs
Mon Aug 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestseller, forensic anthropologist and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones on her new novel,...

Icon of the event Patrick de Witt
Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of His Sisters Brothers, on his new novel, Under Major Domo Minor. With Globe & Mail's Jared Bland...

Icon of the event The Economics of Real Life:  A Common Sense Approach to Economics
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Most people think economics is a dull, technical subject- filled with math, graphs, and complicated financial concepts. In other words, it's a subject best left to the "experts". But in fact, economics is something we all exp...

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...