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Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities. She will be di...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event 6 Degrees Conference
9:00 am - 9:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

6 Degrees connects thinkers and doers to drive the global conversation on inclusion and citizenship. This year's theme is Walls, Bridges and Homes....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Wed Sep 27
Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...

Icon of the event Polygamy and the Qur'an: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Islamic History Month, Dr. Nevin Reda talks about Islamic feminism and its contributions to to Qur'an scholarship, polygamy in the Qur'an, and some emerging discourses regarding Islam and polygamy....

Icon of the event Apron Strings
Wed Sep 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and journalist Jan Wong on the globalization of food cultures, the bond between mothers and son and her new book,

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tory Woollcott
Fri Sep 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Tory Woolcott is an author, illustrator and educator based in Toronto. Her graphic novel, Mirror Mind, recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia....

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event Killer Crime Club (ATRIUM)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling Gilly Macmillan, in conversation with the brightest voices in grip-lit, Rene Denfeld and Mel McGrath....