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Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale: Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Wed May 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverdale

Elizabeth Muir?s years of living in Riverdale made writing its story a natural choice for her....

Icon of the event Native Humour
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles and Sweetgrass) shares jokes, laughs, and chuckles in this lecture on native humour.

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Please join us for readings by Alexis Von Konisglow and Jim Smith....

Icon of the event Chinese and Canadian Poetry celebrating  Qu Yuan
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverdale

Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and Chinese-Canadian poet Anna Yin host an event to celebrate the life of the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan. More than 20 fine Canadian and Chinese poets will share their poems. The...

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Malvern

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity. For group bookings please contact the branch....

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...