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Icon of the event Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War by Debbie Marshall
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Debbie Marshall, writer, editor, historian, publisher, and playwright has contributed to local and national magazines, on-line publications and anthologies....

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Democracy Rising
Thu May 04, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Our democracy is in crisis. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump indicate deep dissatisfaction with the way governments support policies of the corporate elite while ignoring the needs of the majority....

Icon of the event Mystery Book Club
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Meet Peter Edwards, Toronto Star reporter, author of Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War.

Icon of the event Canadian Authors Panel in Honour of Canada's 150th Birthday
Thu May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the discussion of a panel of authors of Fiction and Non-Fiction. The panel consists of Linda Silver Dranoff, Charlotte Fielden, researcher Lois Secord Steen & Sharon Marcus. Books will be available for signing....

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

Icon of the event TCAF 2017 Kick-Off: 25 Years of Image Comics!
Fri May 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it's 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will s...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Poetry Readings, featuring James Deahl and Friends
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Main Street

Canadian poet James Deahl visits the Main Street Branch to read from some of his latest and most popular works. Also reading: Kent Bowman, Ronnie R. Brown, Pat Connors, Ellen S. Jaffe, Norma West Linder, and Elana Wolff. No r...

Icon of the event Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Joyce Nelson reads from her new book, Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism, followed by a question & answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of her book, if desired. Drop-in. No registration ...