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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Unbuilt Hamilton with Mark Osbaldeston
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes for Hamilton, Ontario....

Icon of the event Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event Noah Richler
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrated writer Noah Richler recounts his time as a NDP candidate for the Toronto-St. Paul's riding during the 2015 federal election and his new, comical book, The Candidate. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event TBA - Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Colson Whitehead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad....

Icon of the event Cosmopolis Toronto: Opening Reception
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and exhibition participants....

Icon of the event Cuba beyond the Beach - Stories of Life in Havana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Havana is Cuba's soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, ...