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Icon of the event The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue Jul 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Adam Bunch as he explores Toronto's history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. Take part in a postcard workshop based on his Toronto Dreams Project.

Icon of the event Cyberattacks and Digital Privacy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With cyber security concerns on the rise, learn how you can protect yourself from a cyberattack. This special information session will include tips from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on how you can pr...

Icon of the event The Ward Uncovered
Tue Jun 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Archaeology of Everyday Life with ...

Icon of the event Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh
Tue May 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author Nora Hazlewood Lever shares her memories of the fascinating years (1989-93) she and her husband, Canadian Ambassador Allan Lever, spent in the Diplomatic Quarter of the Saudi capital, as recounted in her memoir, Diplom...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...

Icon of the event One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada
Sat Jun 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join historian Joan Sangster for a discussion of her new book, One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. This timely book coincides with the 100th anniversary on May 24th of women's right to ...

Icon of the event Toronto Jazz Treasures: 100 Portraits of Toronto's Great Jazz Musicians
Mon Jun 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning photographer Pat LaCroix and jazz broadcaster/producer/writer Ted O'Reilly on their creation of this tribute to Toronto's talented jazz musicians.

Icon of the event Around Switzerland in 80 Maps
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or beca...