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

Speaker delivering talk to celebrate Islamic History Month - "Nevin Reda received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of resea...

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

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...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

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....

Icon of the event Corruption. Greed. Secrets. Murder.
Thu Oct 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Robert Rotenberg, best-selling author and Canadian criminal lawyer, on his new thriller,...

Icon of the event The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows
Fri Oct 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What next after a spouse/partner passes away? Join the authors of "The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows," Sharon Lennox and Deborah Marsh, both widowed, as they offer practical information to those who have suffered ...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire:Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event Meet Debut Author: Tehmina Khan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bayview

Tehmina Khan presents an informal discussion of her new book of stories. These deeply moving stories depict the lives of Pakistanis - both privileged and poor....

Icon of the event Meet Peter Vronsky
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers.

Icon of the event 2017 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....