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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 Elizabeth Strout: Painfully Human
Tue May 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Her latest book, Anything Is Possible, comes the book she wrote in tandem with My Name Is Lucy Barton and draws on the small-town characters evoked th...

Icon of the event George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place while the American Civil War rages and Abraham Lincoln's beloved son loses a battle with illness and is buried ...

Icon of the event Award-Winning Author Visit - Hazel Hutchins
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Forest of Reading nominee, Hazel Hutchins will be providing a lively presentation of dramatic readings from her books and experiences of how she became an author, and covering topics from her writing process in getting ideas,...

Icon of the event Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Barbara Gowdy on the limits of human mind, relationships with mothers and sisters and her latest novel,

Icon of the event Small Homes: The Right Size with Author Lloyd Kahn
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Whereas the typical American home is now 2500 sq. ft., and the typical "tiny home" is 200-300 sq. ft., the homes in Lloyd Kahn's latest book Small Homes: The Right Size are in the 400-1200 sq. ft. range....

Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions matter. Political...

Icon of the event The Muse Talks Back: Author Reading with Molly Peacock
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet and author Molly Peacock....