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Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, for a discussion on the meaning of the phrase The Apocalypse....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will advise and amaze us about germs. Some facts are purely fun, some boggle the mind, and some might just save your life. All will improve your relationship with germs and benefit health and happin...

Icon of the event  To The Lighthouse
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will moderate a discussion of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse....

Icon of the event Spur Festival: Our New Tribalism
Thu Apr 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The 21st century has brought unprecedented change when it comes to personal freedoms. Many greet this fluidity with open arms. Others cling to the tribes they most identify with. What does this mean for our communities here i...

Icon of the event New Date: Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence....

Icon of the event John Boyko
Thu Mar 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents best-selling author John Boyko and his latest book, Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front. Featuring newly released documents and shocking revelations, Boyko exposes Canada's role in the Cold ...

Icon of the event Star Talks: David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children's author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis and Linda Granfield
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Two award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....