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Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join moderator Shawn Micallef, our former Writer-in-Residence, Food Writer, Karon Liu, Chef Joshna Maharaj and Farha Ternikar, author of Brunch:A History, as they talk about the class and food issues raised in Micallef's new ...

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Production & Funding Models
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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 Justin Trudeau
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 Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You
Fri Oct 31, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Well-known investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica will be talking about the importance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations. In his talk, entitled Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You, Mitrovica will reb...

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history....

Icon of the event Halloween Bash and Book Launch
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us in welcoming local children's author Philippa Dowding for the launch of her new book series, Weird Stories Gone Wrong. She'll be reading from the first book, Jake and the Giant Hand....

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards 2014
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for the announcement of the 2014 Toronto Book Awards winner. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....