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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 talks about 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 des...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist, Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Register in person or by phone, 41...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors working in the genre of local historical crime. This workshop will bring together sev...

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire:Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Sep 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Karen Connelly, Stuart Ross and Samantha Bernstein read from their work.

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Danny Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, the prevalence of the language in Canada is shown, spoken at...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 20
Wed Nov 22
Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Eco-Fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, VanderMeer and Crozier discuss eco-fiction, the new frontier of climate activism....