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Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

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 The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

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...

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 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 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 You Can Write!
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author, Mahtab Narsimhan (The Third Eye, The Tiffin, and Mission Mumbai), shares tips and tools to make your writing shine. Delve into the craft of writing good fiction, your way!...

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....