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Icon of the event Canada: The Arctic, the Oil Industry & Climate Change
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Greenpeace at this guided discussion about the politics and science of climate change, what's happening in the Canadian Arctic, the role of the oil industry and what you can do about it....

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the lives of two misfit orphans in early 20th century Montreal....

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

Icon of the event McLuhan Salon: Hacks, Leaks and Breaches
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman and Fortune writer Mathew Ingram, on the thorny ethics of hacks and leaks....

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and...

Icon of the event Rind in the Marmalade -  A Headhunter's Tales
Tue May 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of hu...

Icon of the event Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang
Wed Jan 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Many people have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of...

Icon of the event Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...