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Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event Jonathan Franzen
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author of The Secret Daughter, on her new novel The Golden Son....

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Patrick de Witt
Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of His Sisters Brothers, on his new novel, Under Major Domo Minor. With Globe & Mail's Jared Bland...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon.

Icon of the event Plum Johnston
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Northern District

They Left Us Everything: A Memoir: A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years? worth of stuff and the 23-room house on Lake Ontario that held them all.

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests with Jason Ramsay-Brown
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morningside

Join author Jason Ramsay-Brown as he shares his discoveries from years of exloring the various trails and ravines within the City of Toronto, including the Rouge Park in the east end of Scarborough. This talk will interest a...