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Icon of the event Author Lisa Freeman: She Won't Be Silenced
Tue Feb 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

For the past twenty-one years Lisa Freeman has put the trauma of her father's brutal murder behind her and has built a happy, stable life for herself. One day she receives a letter from the Parole Board of Canada and learns t...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Canada: The Arctic, the Oil Industry & Climate Change
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Greenpeace at this guided discussion about the politics and science of climate change, what's happening in the Canadian Arctic, the role of the oil industry and what you can do about it....

Icon of the event Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. The Rise and Fall of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canada...

Icon of the event Beneath the African Sun with Author Maria Lynch
Wed May 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us for a book talk and Q and A with Maria Lynch, the author of Beneath the African Sun....

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...