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Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tory Woollcott
Fri Sep 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Tory Woolcott is an author, illustrator and educator based in Toronto. Her graphic novel, Mirror Mind, recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia....

Icon of the event Barbara Reid at S. Walter Stewart!
Sat Sep 30, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: S. Walter Stewart

On Saturday, September 30, we welcome acclaimed children's author/illustrator Barbara Reid to the S. Walter Stewart Branch! Starting at 10:30am, join us for crafts and fun, followed by a presentation by the author. Book sale ...

Icon of the event Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...

Icon of the event Adventure, Imagination and Possibility in Graphic Novels
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Love graphic novels?...

Icon of the event Polygamy and the Qur'an: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Islamic History Month, Dr. Nevin Reda talks about Islamic feminism and its contributions to to Qur'an scholarship, polygamy in the Qur'an, and some emerging discourses regarding Islam and polygamy....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Danielle Younge-Ullman
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Brentwood

the Brentwood Branch proudly presents: Danielle Younge-Ullman, author of "Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined"...

Icon of the event An Evening with James Deahl & Friends
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a memorable night of prose and poetry as James Deahl and his friends Judith Pendford, Steve McCabe, and Bernadette Gabay Dyer read from their works....

Icon of the event An Evening with Toronto Book Award Finalists
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards on their nominated works. Moderated by journalist and pop culture expert, Dalton Higgins....

Icon of the event The Cult of Overwork
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad on the physical, mental and social effects from being overscheduled and overworked, and her new book The Weekend Effect. With Sarah Vermunt, author of Careergasm....