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Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis and Linda Granfield
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Two award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event Star Talks: David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children's author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Precarious Work: Why it is bad for our health and what can be done
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dr. Andrew Pinto is a family physician, public health specialist and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research is focused on evaluating interventions that can address the social factors that impact our health....

Icon of the event Micah White
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Named by Esquire as one of the most influential young thinkers alive today, the American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street on The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. With NOW magazine's Susan G. Cole....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Muriel Barbery
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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From Paris, the internationally bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, on her new novel The Life of Elves. In conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel....

Icon of the event The Index Card: Helaine Olen in Conversation with Ellen Roseman
Wed Apr 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Toronto Star's Ellen Roseman talks with Helaine Olen, award-winning financial journalist and author of the best-selling "Pound Foolish," about her new book "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complica...

Icon of the event DATE CHANGE: Before the 6ix
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The international success of Toronto hip hop artist Drake has brought global attention to the city's music scene. However, a long line of Canadian artists and trailblazers have contributed in setting a platform to catapult up...

Icon of the event New Date: Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence....

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ernie Regehr, famed peace activist and co-founder of Project Ploughshares, argues in his book "Disarming Conflict" that force cannot simply override or transcend the social, political, and economic realities of conflict....