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Icon of the event Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The #1 internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper on his new, thrilling novel, The Lost Child - one woman's search for a killer and the stunning secret that binds them to each other. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Meet the Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue May 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

They write mysteries because they love 'em. M. H. Callway's first job was at a gold mining company in Northern Ontario. Quite a change from a PhD in chemistry. Intrigue, skulduggery and murder find their way into her acclaime...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson : Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cultural historian Gregory Klages reviews the historical records related to Tom Thomson's mysterious passing....

Icon of the event Visite d'auteur: Didier Leclair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous avons le plaisir de recevoir l'écrivain torontois Didier Leclair qui fer...

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel
Wed Jun 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Ron Kasman discusses his work, The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel, supported by a visual presentation. A question & answer session follows, along with the opportunity to purchase a copy of the au...

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Join award winning Mystery Writer M.H. Callway who will share her experiences getting published. Her thriller "Windigo Fire" was critically acclaimed. She also founded "Mesdames of Mayhem" a collective of established women cr...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

"Calls Across the Pacific" tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels ...