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Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event **DATE CHANGED  TO  DEC. 6, 2016 : Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Jun 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

**THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 **...

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is a brilliant account of his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. This experience molded Orwell into one of the 20th century's great political writers. The book delivers a devastating...

Icon of the event TCAF 2016 Kickoff - MOVED TO THE MARRIOTT HOTEL ON BLOOR ST.
Fri May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada's national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....

Icon of the event Glen Downie, poet:  Democratic Beauties
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

City of Toronto Book Award winning poet Glen Downie's new book Democratic Beauties traces a path back to the now dimly remembered pre-digital age using a ribbon - a typewriter ribbon. In this book of poetic and imaginative cr...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....