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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 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 Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Special Guests Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a night to remember with literary readings by our special guests, Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug, as well as readings by a variety of talented writers.

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Tue Jun 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Seeing your book in print is a dream for all emerging writers. But it can be a hard journey with rejection at every turn. ...

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue Jul 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years: its beautiful carved stone details are vivid once again, and much of the interior is as lavish as when the building opened in 1899. Architectural histor...

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 the creation of this tribute to Toronto's talented jazz musicians.

Icon of the event Historical Mysteries: more than just playing dress-up with your characters!
Tue Jun 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Readers and writers alike love a good romp through history, especially if foul play is involved. But there are many perils and pitfalls for the writer when you decide to set your story back in time. We're not just talking hat...

Icon of the event Exploring Toronto's Architecture: The Annex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Annex began as a subdivision outside of Toronto's boundaries. The neighbourhood has fought to preserve its character and now its varied architecture accommodates families, single professionals, and students from the nearb...