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Icon of the event Transition Toronto: Green Your Community
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event Unbuilt Hamilton with Mark Osbaldeston
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes for Hamilton, Ontario....

Icon of the event Beatles '66 and all that with Mark Lewisohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Lewisohn goes deep in his chronicling of the Beatles with Tune In, part one of his three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Join Lewisohn for his only North American appearance of 2016, in conversation with Pi...

Icon of the event Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang
Wed Jan 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Many people have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of...

Icon of the event Ann Patchett (SOLD OUT) - Rush Seats Only
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder on her new novel, Commonwealth. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event ROOM CHANGE: Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

PLEASE NOTE: this program will now be held in the Hinton Learning Theatre on the 3rd floor....

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event Transculturalité et Identité dans l'oeuvre d'Hédi Bouraoui
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hédi Bouraoui, écrivain, poète et universitaire tuniso-canadien va parler de la transcendance des frontières culturelles, d'identité et de la différence qui sont des thèmes majeurs de ses écrits et qu'il aborde tout en gardan...