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Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit with Daphne Greer: Jacob's Landing (2015)
Mon May 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author presentation, book talk and discussion with Canadian children's writer Daphne Greer who is visiting Toronto from Nova Scotia. She is the author of "Jacob's Landing" (Halifax: Nimbus, 2015) - her latest n...

Icon of the event Readings with Brian Brett and Friends
Sat May 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Poet in Residence, Brian Brett, as he reads from his own poetry and fiction, together with Bill Bissett, who will read from his new book, "th book" and new cd "nothing will hurt", and Kim Maltman and Roo Borson, who will...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Traditional Stories
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, a panel discussion on the importance of traditional stories and what do they need from us at this time in history?

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event The Graphic Novel Revolution - TCAF 2016 Kickoff
Fri May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival presents a panel discussion on the rise of graphic books over the past decade. Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of First Second books and the 20th anniversary of Conundrum Press....

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....