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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event   The Promise of Canada with Charlotte Gray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Canadian Portraits with Charlotte Gray...

Icon of the event Project Animal Farm with Sonia Faruqi
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Agincourt

Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm, will discuss the unprecedented journey behind her critically acclaimed book, in which she left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world. He...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft with Professor Duffy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft....

Icon of the event Life, Triumph and Poland
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Writers from the diaspora, Pamela Mulloy, Ania Szado, Andrew Borkowski, Aga Maksimowska and Jowita Bydlowska share on their cultural contribution to Canadian literature,...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 29
Icon of the event Six Degrés de Liberté
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

L'auteur Nicolas Dickner va discuter entre autres d'aventures, d'obsession et de liberté à travers son récent livre Six degrés de liberté gagnant du prix littéraire du Gouverneur général....

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....