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Icon of the event Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small Print Toronto & Toronto Public Library are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie Macdonald
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

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 Louise Penny
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Missed her last fall? The bestselling author returns with her newest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, The Long Way Home. With former CBC radio host Mary Lou Finlay....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Word on the Street 25 Years celebration
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The eh List Author Series salutes 25 years of Word On The Street with a special presentation of great authors with great new books....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

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 Treehouse Talks
Ongoing event running from Fri Sep 12, 2014 - Fri Dec 12, 2014
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3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...