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Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, for a discussion on the meaning of the phrase The Apocalypse....

Icon of the event PEN Canada presents Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel's occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target,...

Icon of the event The Index Card: Helaine Olen in Conversation with Ellen Roseman
Wed Apr 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Toronto Star's Ellen Roseman talks with Helaine Olen, award-winning financial journalist and author of the best-selling "Pound Foolish," about her new book "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complica...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

Icon of the event Virginia Woolf & the Importance of 'A Room of One's Own'
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will speak about the importance of free & equitable access to libraries, specifically pertaining to essayist, critic & novelist Virginia Woolf & A Room of One's O...

Icon of the event Bill C-51: What does it mean for you and Canada?
Fri Feb 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Veteran investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, discusses Canada's controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill C-51....

Icon of the event New Date: Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence....

Icon of the event Star Talks: David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children's author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Which Book Will Canada Read in 2016?
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Micah White
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Named by Esquire as one of the most influential young thinkers alive today, the American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street on The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. With NOW magazine's Susan G. Cole....