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Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with IFOA....

Icon of the event Canada: The Arctic, the Oil Industry & Climate Change
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Greenpeace at this guided discussion about the politics and science of climate change, what's happening in the Canadian Arctic, the role of the oil industry and what you can do about it....

Icon of the event Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts....

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In The Unmade Bed, Marche claims the way we talk about men and women is dated, and the way to face a new reality is together....

Icon of the event David Sax and The Revenge of Analog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become ...

Icon of the event Exit West with Mohsin Hamid
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of The...

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the lives of two misfit orphans in early 20th century Montreal....

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....