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Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event How Handwriting Can Help You Learn, Think, Connect  (And Tell You Who You Are)
Thu Sep 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Clinician Annette Poizner will show how - and more importantly, why - you should bring handwriting back into daily life. Provide a workout for your brain while cultivating your own unique style of self-expression... all with ...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Kathy Reichs
Mon Aug 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestseller, forensic anthropologist and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones on her new novel,...

Icon of the event Janet Evanovich
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

High octane fun with the #1 New York Times bestselling author on...

Icon of the event Can We Bring Back North York?
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Alan Redway, former mayor of East York, reads from his book "Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City that Worked". Redway's book points the way to the restoration of the Municipality of Metro Toronto (which consisted of Eto...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl....

Icon of the event Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopaths among Us.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In this lecture Dr. Cullen ( Ph.D., R.S.W.) discusses the diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder (psychopath/sociopath), referencing recent publications "Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work"(Paul Bab...

Icon of the event Bill Richardson
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a fresh and frisky poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years.