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Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

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 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 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 We Found a Hat! Picture Book Event with Jon Klassen and Friends
Wed Dec 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the release of "We Found A Hat", with author Jon Klassen. Some of his friends and fellow picture book creators will be joining him: Matt Forsythe ("My Name is Elizabeth"), John Martz ("Burt's Way Home"), and Kyo Mac...

Icon of the event Will Schwalbe: Books for Living
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Schwalbe hit the bestseller list with his memoir, The End of Your Life Book Club. In Books for Living, Schwalbe claims that "everything you need to know can be found in a book."...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

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 Queer Transitions
Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

AIDS activist Tim McCaskell, author of Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism, and artist Chase Joynt, author of You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition, share their perspectives on the LGBTQ experience in ...