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Icon of the event Michael Klein: When Doctors Are Wrong
Tue Oct 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Michael Klein is one of Canada's most prominent family doctors. He presents his memoir: Dissident Doctor, My Life Catching Babies and Challenging the Medical Status Quo.

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 Tariq Ali: Where Did the Left Go?
Fri Oct 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tariq Ali, one of the most important public intellectuals of the last century, discusses his latest work and his thoughts on the retreat of the Left from democracies around the globe. ...

Icon of the event Art Talk: Dennis Duffy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Another in a series of Dennis Duffy's art talks, this presentation considers Edward Lear's remarkable career in terms of his painting and his verse and drawings.

Icon of the event The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto
Tue Aug 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Boy on the Bicycle is the shocking true story about a coerced confession, fumbled police investigation, a miscarriage of justice, and the star lawyer who fought to free Ron Moffatt from custody.

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 Anne T. Donahue: A Beautiful Disaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of the popular newsletter That's What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. ...

Icon of the event An Evening with Author, Peter Usher: Joey Jacobson's War
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In the spring of 1940 Canada sent hundreds of highly trained volunteers to serve in Britain's Royal Air Force as it began a concerted bombing campaign against Germany. Nearly half of them were killed or captured within a year...

Icon of the event Intro to Cryptocurrency
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The last two years have introduced cryptocurrency to the mainstream, and it's here to stay. Join us as we discuss the various aspects of this new and exciting industry, including the following topics, so that you have a basis...

Icon of the event Ryan North: How to Invent Everything
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ryan North is the New York Times-bestselling author of two chooseable-path Shakespeare books, Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not to Be. ...