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Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Patrick deWitt  (ATRIUM)
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents Helen Humphreys. Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strength of the powerless in her new novel, The Evening Chorus which serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? a...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Écrivain en résidence Gaston Tremblay - Atelier d'écriture
Sat Oct 10, 2015 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gaston Tremblay animera un atelier d'écriture interactif. Flaubert aurait dit « La Bovary, c'est moi. » Pour demeurer fidèle à lui-même, l'auteur est appelé à se déplacer, à s'exprimer par les actions et les dialogues de ses ...

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

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 Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Toronto Public Library presents Children's Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his story and how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. With a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. G...

Icon of the event Will Ferguson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and three time award winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the eh List Author Series presents Will Ferguson. His new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart...