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Icon of the event Using Handwriting Analysis to Understand Personality
Mon Mar 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Think handwriting is obsolete? According to Clinical Social Worker Annette Poizner, your handwriting is richly expressive of who you are. In this fascinating presentation, you will analyze celebrity signatures and find out fo...

Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place while the American Civil War rages and Abraham Lincoln's beloved son loses a battle with illness and is buried ...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called 'a publishing icon' Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell...and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney an...

Icon of the event Meditation: The Key to Serenity and Optimal Health
Wed Apr 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Meditation is free, and is critical to maintaining sanity, wisdom, peace and optimal health. For thousands of years the ancient yogis have understood its benefits, but until the last few decades we didn't have the scientific ...

Icon of the event Dante's Infinite Monkeys - Technology Meets The 7 Deadly Sins
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

A wide-ranging and deeply researched tour of the worst parts of our new digital utopia. Dante's Infinite Monkeys shows how technology and the Internet are re-shaping society in some perilous ways, and offers suggestions on h...

Icon of the event The Nearly Girl author reveals all
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The East End Writers' Group presents Lisa de Nikolits, prolific author of six novels published between 2010 and 2016 who will tell how she goes from idea to print. Each novel has different characters and themes. Originally fr...