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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 Mike Myers (Sold Out) - Simulcast Seating Available
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most famous sons presents his new book, a funny and thoughtful analysis of being Canadian....

Icon of the event The Future Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A fascinating discussion about the changing roles of museums in ├Żour ever densifying urban life - now and into the future. Fresh perspectives and new ideas with Josh Basseches (Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum), Stephan...

Icon of the event The Gifts of the Nile: Royal Ontario Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Royal Ontario Museum Outreach Committee presents The Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian civilization began about 5,000 years ago along the shores of the Nile River....

Icon of the event Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe Speaker: Michael de Robertis
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

There is excellent evidence that black holes exist throughout the Universe. Black holes as heavy as the Sun are scattered throughout galaxies like our own, while black holes with masses millions or even billions of times heav...

Icon of the event China's Great Leap Forward and Great Famine: Speaking the
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Ping-Chun Hsiung (University of Toronto) looks at China's 'Great Leap Forward', 1958-62 as a dramatic public policy failure. Economic decline fuelled the Great Famine. In turn, an estimated 33 to 55 million people died. T...

Icon of the event Siddhartha Mukherjee: Personalized Medicine (Sold Out) - Rush Seats Only
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Cutting Edge: Exploring new ideas at the intersection of Health and Technology 2016 Lecture It's All About You: Personalized Medicine and a Revolution in Cancer Treatment....

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....