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Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Colson Whitehead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad....

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Velazquez' Las Meninas with Prof. Dennis Duffy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Velazquez' Las Meninas ("the handmaids") calls into question the very act of seeing, and what we do with what we presume that we have witnessed. A bold assertion of art's power to illuminate our lives, it discloses the fragil...

Icon of the event An Evening with the Toronto Book Awards' Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre

Hear this year's finalists read from their nominated work. Q&A and book signing to follow. With CTV's Marci Ien....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event Sacred Music of the Western World with John Holland
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

John Holland, operatic baritone,will take you on a quick trip through the history of Western Sacred Music, from chant to polyphony, resulting in the glorious work of Bach, Mozart, Handel....

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event The Future Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The new heads of the AGO and the ROM on the future of museums in the digital age. Moderated by cultural planner Gail Lord....

Icon of the event Culture Days: Author Reading with Bianca Lakoseljac
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: College/Shaw

Join us at the College/Shaw branch for Culture Days! Author Bianca Lakoseljac will be discussing and reading her new book Stone Woman, a saga of a family of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam War draft dodger, imme...