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Icon of the event Meet the Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue May 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

They write mysteries because they love 'em....

Icon of the event Jo Nesbo: Tinder Killer - ATRIUM
Thu May 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Regarded as one of the world's leading crime writers, Nesbo Resturns with the latest Harry Hole story, The Thirst....

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

In depicting Moses Sweetland and his labours to resist the government-sponsored relocation of his community from the tiny island off the coast of Newfoundland with which he shares his name, Crummey investigates not only the s...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Call Across the Pacific tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels bac...

Icon of the event Great Houses of England : A Nation?s History and Art with Susanne Jeffery.
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A knowledge of the rich social, cultural and artistic heritage found in the great houses of the British Isles provides an insider's view of their lives and history.Extraordinary images will provide the basis for a visual pres...

Icon of the event Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bestselling author Lisa See paints in her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and ...

Icon of the event George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place while the American Civil War rages and Abraham Lincoln's beloved son loses a battle with illness and is buried ...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Sat Apr 08, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Locke

Join Anatole Yarmosh, author and fourth generation hobby beekeeper, for a fun and informative presentation on bees. Anatole will supply you with instructions to build your own small-scale hive. Come discover the many direct b...

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

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....