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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 RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 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...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

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 - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas present volume 2 in the graphic novel series, Angel Catbird, published in association with conservation charity Nature Canada's Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative....

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 Protecting You & Your Money with Author Kelley Keehn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Kelley Keehn, personal finance educator, consumer advocate, media personality and best-selling, award-winning author of nine books, will share tips from her book, Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Th...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...