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Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY PEN Ideas in Dialogue: Mind the Gap: Crossing Imaginary Lines
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her) with Sunil Yapa (Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist) on diaspora, globalization, writing as a form of economic, geographic and personal out...

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....