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Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts....

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 The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings - New Location
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is now being held at the Toronto Reference Library....

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 Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...

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 Toronto's Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto's Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people's resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event Lands of Enchantment: A History of Fairy Tales
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Enthralling stories of princesses, princes, talking animals, spells, journeys and transformations -- explore five hundred years of fairy tales in this illustrated talk featuring images from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Co...