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Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Dan Falk will explore Shakespeare's interest in the scientific discoveries of his time - asking what he knew, when he knew it, and how that knowledge is reflected in his work....

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Mireille Messier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join Franco-Ontarian author Mireille Messier as she talks about her writing and publications. Mireille has published over a dozen children's books, several articles for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production o...

Icon of the event Protecting You & Your Money with Author Kelley Keehn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Kelley Keehn, personal finance educator, consumer advocate, media personality and best-selling, award-winning author of nine books, will share tips from her book, Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Th...

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

One of Canada's best loved writers, award-winning author Jane Urquhart on A Number of Things, a rich and surprising narrative of 50 artifacts that speak to our collective experience as a nation. In conversation with Toronto S...

Icon of the event Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts....

Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event An Ordinary Man
Thu Feb 16, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Brentwood

Historian Hilary Dawson recounts the extraordinary story of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave whose actions helped galvanize the abolition movement. Joshua Glover spent the last half of his life in freedom living in Etobicoke.

Icon of the event The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....