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Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

Icon of the event Eric Beck Rubin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Creator and host of the popular podcast, Burning Books, Eric Beck Rubin on his debut novel School of Velocity, a tale of repression and regret, an electric friendship, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. Q&A and book ...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Alexandra Shimo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award-winning journalist and co-author of Up Ghost River, Alexandra Shimo, on the third-world conditions of a northern Ontario First Nations reserve and a million dollar hoax all captured in her new book, Invisible North. Q&A...

Icon of the event Denise Donlon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

One of Canada's most celebrated and dynamic citizens, Denise Donlon chronicles her impressive and storied career in the TV and music industries, and her smart, funny and inspiring memoir, Fearless As Possible (Under The Circu...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...