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Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood : Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discover Toronto's Huron-Sussex area through the eyes of John Parry, publisher, Anne Vellone, designer/photographerand others. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a tribute to a downtown neighbourhood, its history, architectu...

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
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Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world ? the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal ?served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our prese...

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
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Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event Sylvia Fraser: The Toronto Writers' Co-op Interview
Fri Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Novelist, journalist and travel writer Sylvia Fraser discusses the writer's life and craft with host John Miller.

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Story Behind The Painted Girls
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller. The novel has garnered rave reviews and is also an Evergreen-nominated title. The novel is inspired by the real-l...

Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the bestselling author of the Richard Sharpe novels speaks about his first work of non-fiction, "Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three...