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Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities, and her new bo...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...

Icon of the event Polygamy and the Qur'an: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Islamic History Month, Dr. Nevin Reda talks about Islamic feminism and its contributions to to Qur'an scholarship, polygamy in the Qur'an, and some emerging discourses regarding Islam and polygamy....

Icon of the event Apron Strings
Wed Sep 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and journalist Jan Wong on the globalization of food cultures, the bond between mothers and son and her new book,

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event Killer Crime Club (ATRIUM)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling Gilly Macmillan, in conversation with the brightest voices in grip-lit, Rene Denfeld and Mel McGrath....

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...

Icon of the event Granta on Canada
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Granta's first ever Canada edition upends the ways we imagine land, reconciliation, truth and belonging....