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Icon of the event Ian Rankin
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The award-winning Scottish crime writer comes to Canada on his 20th Rebus novel,...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are?

Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Bill Richardson
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a fresh and frisky poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years.

Icon of the event Kate Beaton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples. With CBC Radio's Carol Off....

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more th...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

One of Canada's leading psychiatrists and founder of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Paul Garfinkel has written a candid new memoir. Through his 40-year career and life devoted to the understanding, care and a...

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

Icon of the event Patrick deWitt  (ATRIUM)
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of...