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Icon of the event   The Promise of Canada with Charlotte Gray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Canadian Portraits with Charlotte Gray...

Icon of the event Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kevin MacKay talks about industrial civilization's impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Radical Transformation presents an unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological des...

Icon of the event Visite d'auteur: Didier Leclair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous avons le plaisir de recevoir l'écrivain torontois Didier Leclair qui fer...

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 Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

Icon of the event Killer Canadians
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

From the west coast, authors Roz Nay and Roybn Harding on their new, white knuckle thrillers,...

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Danny Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, the prevalence of the language in Canada is shown, spoken at...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist, Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Register in person or by phone, 41...