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Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Caught between two cultures and races -- Being seperated from his Jamaican family for 2 decades due to his Chinese father premature death, Vincent Lee returned to search for his family, identity and belonging. A Q & A session...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Understanding Change
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Albert de Goias, psychotherapist and author of Understanding Change will discuss ways to manage life as it changes and help identify resources to deal with change.

Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event Come Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Elizabeth Gillian (Liz) Muir has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for childr...

Icon of the event THE SECOND:  A Novel about Spirituality, Religion, and Politics by Alan J Cooper
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A half-century ago, when baby boomers reached their teens, there began a giant drop in traditional church attendance. At the same time, there came to grow a spiritual hunger as manifested in ecological awareness, human rights...

Icon of the event Miranda July - SOLD OUT
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Ongoing event running from: Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 - Fri June 12, 2015...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 13
Icon of the event Emerging Voices Creative Writers' Conference 2015
Sat Feb 07, 2015 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This free creative writing conference for youth 17-24 gives young writers a chance to meet and interact with a variety of professionals, students and other young writers, and celebrate the diversity of Toronto's writing commu...