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Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood : Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Discover Toronto's Huron-Sussex area through the eyes of John Parry, publisher, Anne Vellone, designer/photographerand others. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a tribute to a downtown neighbourhood, its history, architectu...

Icon of the event Thomas King
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King speaks with CTV's Marci Ien about his first literary novel in 15 years,...

Icon of the event Kazu Kibuishi Launches Amulet Book Six: Talk and Painting Demonstration
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palmerston

Acclaimed graphic novel author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi will visit Palmerston Branch to launch the new Book Six of the popular "Amulet" series. In partnership with with Little Island Comics....

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event Naomi Klein
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author of the global bestsellers No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, discusses her new book,...

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event The Demands of the Dead: A crime novel by Justin Podur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

When police killed his two best friends in a supposedly accidental...

Icon of the event Sylvia Fraser: The Toronto Writers' Co-op Interview
Fri Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Novelist, journalist and travel writer Sylvia Fraser discusses the writer's life and craft with host John Miller.

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape From The Bedside
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join local author Sharon Baltman for a reading from her book Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism - and a discussion about the process of writing i...