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Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Kevin Donovan
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation: It began only as rumours whispered at dinner parties and women warning others about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then a long Facebook post shocked the world: superstar bro...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning?s trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event A Foray into the Food Industry
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and solutions....

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Andre Alexis
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

Fifteen Dogs: André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fiftee...

Icon of the event Nino Ricci
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Sleep: From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man?s descent into sleeplessness.

Icon of the event Greg Hollingshead
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Act Normal: A new collection of short fiction from the Governor General's Literary Award-winning author and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.

Icon of the event Colleen Jones
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North York Central Library

Canada?s greatest curling champion opens up about her extraordinary career and life.