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Icon of the event Star Talks: Is Fake News the New Propaganda?
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tim Wu & Craig Silverman discuss the blight of fake news. In conjunction with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Toronto Star....

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 Rind in the Marmalade -  A Headhunter's Tales
Tue May 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of hu...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman: Beartown
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything....

Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...

Icon of the event Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Poets Roo Borson, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar, and Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements, in conversation with Toronto's Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Star invites you to celebrate the winners of their annual Short Story Contest in the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. The Toronto Star Short Story contest is one of North America's largest and most lucrativ...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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 Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...