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Icon of the event Recent Significant Privacy Investigations and Consultations by the IPC
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an informative session about recent significant privacy investigations and consultations by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC). Some of them: Collection of tenants' personal information, ...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, ...

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Thu May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Charlotte Fielden's newest book: WHO WILL REMEMBER? Is a crime novel about a group of seniors who participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer's in Mexico, and find unexpected challenges, rewards, and fulfillment. Q & A and ...

Icon of the event Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh
Tue May 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In a beautifully illustrated memoir, Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh, Nora Hazlewood Lever reveals the fascinating years (1989-93) she and her husband, Ambassador Allan Lever, spent in the stunn...

Icon of the event The Adon Olam Lecture featuring Cantor Beny Maissner
Wed May 30, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Join Cantor Beny Maissner as he shares everything you want to know about the ancient piyut. He?ll explore Adon Olam from antiquity through the Renaissance, classical and romantic periods, and open our eyes (and ears) to a new...

Icon of the event Imagining technology: the genius of J. M. W. Turner's
Thu May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join Professor Duffy to discuss J. M. W. Turner's ...

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 lively discussion about 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 ...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

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 The Hip: More than a Band, with Michael Barclay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed musical journalist Michael Barclay on the first print biography of The Tragically Hip, The Never-Ending Present, the band's impact on Canadian culture and Gord Downie's role in reconciliation with Indigenous people...