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Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

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....

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 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 explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...

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 Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

Icon of the event Burn Your Mortgage - Secrets to Paying Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper's extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed persona...

Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

Icon of the event Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

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 (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

Icon of the event BookShout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...