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Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

Icon of the event Justin Trudeau - SOLD OUT
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems? Why?...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn - SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event Don Calame:
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North York Central Library

Hollywood Screenwriter and Award-Winning Young Adult writer, Don Calame discusses his experience screenwriting and writing novels....

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Production & Funding Models
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Sarah Goodman provides an overview and insider tips about the steps of film production, including prep, equipment, and the different funding models available for filmmakers.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Alison Pick - Between Gods
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Alison Pick?s last book, Far to Go, was shortlisted for The Man Booker prize and took several important fiction awards. In this memoir, Between Gods, Pick explores the unspoken hints in her family biography and finds herself ...

Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event A Brush Full of Colour:  The World of Ted Harrison
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join British Columbia author Margriet Ruurs as she introduces us to her new picture book biography about famous Canadian painter Ted Harrison. Enjoy a drawing lesson using the bright, unusual colours and style favoured by Ha...

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong - SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...