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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 Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Vera Schiff
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Vera Schiff was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926. In 1942, the entire Katz family was deported to Theresienstadt, where all but Vera perished. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945. Vera is the author of the...

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: College/Shaw

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 The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share...

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 #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

Icon of the event Emancipate Me. Emancipate This.
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Racism is in. Feminism is out. Authors Vivek Shraya and Lauren McKeon discuss the face of racism, the anti-feminist movement and their latest books,...

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"...