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Icon of the event Adventures in Memory
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Two Norwegian sisters, one a neuropsychologist and the other an acclaimed writer, discuss their book ...

Icon of the event Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A three-part lecture series by lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 25
Tue Oct 23
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event LANDED: The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land
Tue Nov 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Janet Land for a discussion of her book LANDED:The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land. Based on her father’s wartime memoirs, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army officer ...

Icon of the event Shakespeare...and Astrology?
Thu Sep 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Priscilla Costello as we explore Shakespeare's use of astrological symbolism to fashion his timeless characters and creations.

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 Tim Cook: The Secret History of Soldiers
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning military historian Tim Cook presents, The Secret History of Soliders, about untold stories of WWI soldiers, giving us a view of the war beyond the headlines and lives of the famous. In conversation with Mark Med...

Icon of the event A Halloween Marathon Reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Wed Oct 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On Halloween, some of Toronto's favourite local writers and personalities will read the novel at the Toronto Reference Library's Atrium stage with interlude music from the films. Come hear the work live and rediscover why the...

Icon of the event Kate Morton: The Clockmaker's Daughter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kate Morton is the author of five bestselling novels, including The Lake House. Hear her discuss her latest mystery, The Clockmaker's Daughter, the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across ...

Icon of the event John Irving: 40 Years With Garp
Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. ...

Icon of the event Aminder Dhaliwal: Woman World
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Aminder Dhaliwal discusses the new print edition of her wildly popular Instagram comic, Woman World, about a world with no men. Readers everywhere will now understand what her 150K followers already know: Dhaliwal ‘s voice ad...