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Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: Banned Books
Tue Feb 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Eatonville

Join us for our monthly Tea and Books session, where the topic will be a lively discussion on Banned Books in honour of Freedom to Read Week. Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compi...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 17
Wed Apr 20
Wed May 25
Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event Pamela Mordecai
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Victoria Village

Short-listed for the 2015 Roger Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, author Pamela Mordecai talks about her new novel, Red Jacket. A rich and compelling tale surrounding the mysterious life of Grace Carpenter....

Icon of the event Guildwood Discussion Group
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Guildwood

Come to the library to discuss current events. Every third Friday of each month from 2- 3 p.m. No meetings during July or August. Please contact the branch to register. Space is limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 19
Fri Mar 18
Fri Apr 15
Fri May 20
Icon of the event Bill C-51: What does it mean for you and Canada?
Fri Feb 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Veteran investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, discusses Canada's controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill C-51....

Icon of the event Book Launch: If I Had a Gryphon with author Vikki VanSickle
Sat Feb 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Join us for the launch of "If I Had a Gryphon," a laugh-out-loud picture book about the pleasures and perils of magical pet care by best-selling author Vikki VanSickle. Featuring activities, prizes, and fun for all ages! Book...

Icon of the event Rap N' Roll
Mon Feb 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Is rap music the new rock n' roll? Why does this music form appeal to a virtual UN of multi-culti audiences across age, race, class, gender and religious designations? Author Dalton Higgins' new book Rap N' Roll looks at th...

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

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Icon of the event A Special Event with Lawrence Hill
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Lawrence Hill discusses, the book by his late sister, Karen Hill, Café Babanussa is a moving portrait of a young woman's experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s-era Berlin. Q&A to follow....