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Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

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 STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

Icon of the event Rind in the Marmalade -  A Headhunter's Tales
Tue May 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of hu...

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear.

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....

Icon of the event David Sax and The Revenge of Analog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become ...

Icon of the event Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Haisla/Heiltsuk and Giller-shortlisted writer of Monkey Beach presents her first novel in 10 years, Son of a Trickster....

Icon of the event Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and...