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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 The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlöge
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jane Fairburn presents ?Along the Shore?.

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...

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 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 The eh List Author Series: Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The host of CBC Radio?s Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards 2014
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for the announcement of the 2014 Toronto Book Awards winner. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon