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Icon of the event Overcoming
Fri Jan 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Shakil Choudhury in his book Deep Diversity explores this question an...

Icon of the event Cyber-Proletariat: revealing the dark side of the information revolution
Fri Mar 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The utopian promise of the internet, much talked about even a few years ago, has given way to brutal realities: coltan mines in the Congo, electronics factories in China, devastated neighborhoods in Detroit. In his book Cyber...

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis, Linda Granfield and Ken McGoogan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Three award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event NEW DATE: Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The date for this program had been changed from Tuesday, October 27, 2015....

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...

Icon of the event Author Reading
Thu Jan 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event RUSH TICKETS ONLY Star Talks: Michael Connelly
Wed Dec 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln lawyer, Mickey Haller in...

Icon of the event Bill- C51: what does it mean for you and Canada?
Fri Feb 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Veteran Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, discusses Canada controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill- C51....

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents John Geiger with award-winning, Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell. The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845?1848 Franklin Expedition. Geiger, CEO of the R...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the five finalists of the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction....