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Icon of the event The Economics of Real Life:  A Common Sense Approach to Economics
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Most people think economics is a dull, technical subject- filled with math, graphs, and complicated financial concepts. In other words, it's a subject best left to the "experts". But in fact, economics is something we all exp...

Icon of the event Will Ferguson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and three time award winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, on his new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart of Africa....

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples. With CBC Radio's Carol Off....

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event Kate Beaton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event David Lagercrantz
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Swedish author David Lagercrantz on...