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Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Tue Jul 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tyler Shipley discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?├ętat in Honduras. Canada supported the coup and its leaders in consolidating control over the country. This reflects a new Canadian imperialist positioning in world af...

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 Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kevin MacKay talksabout industrial civilization's impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Radical Transformation presents an unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological dest...

Icon of the event Meet Sang Kim
Tue May 30, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join Sang Kim in a discussion about overcoming adversity, and his experience in getting his books published. Sang Kim is an award-winning fiction writer, playwright, serial restaurateur and chef. He has been behind some of t...

Icon of the event Tracy Chevalier: New Boy
Tue May 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers....

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event Canadian Animals Collage Workshop with Geraldo Valerio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join illustrator Geraldo Valerio as he introduces kids to his colourful collage art style as seen in his book MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE: A CANADIAN WILDLIFE ABC. Then, kids will have a chance to create their own Cana...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman
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 2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clo...

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...