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Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

The Mesdames of Mayhem are fifteen established Canadian women crime writers, most of whom are winners or finalists of leading awards in crime fiction writing. Meet five members of this group and share in their knowledge and ...

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

Icon of the event Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In the age of Big Data and constant connectedness, it's easy to feel like privacy is a relic of the pre-digital age. But what about those of us who are uneasy about sacrificing this basic human right for the convenience of ne...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event Tim Falconer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Author, journalist, and self-confessed "bad singer" Tim Falconer discusses his journey in trying to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness, why we love music, and achieving his personal goal of singing in public. Q...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Dan Falk will explore Shakespeare's interest in the scientific discoveries of his time - asking what he knew, when he knew it, and how that knowledge is reflected in his work....

Icon of the event Teva Harrison
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Named by Globe and Mail's Toronto's Top 16 to Watch, artist, writer, and cartoonist, Teva Harrison, discusses her critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days, which documents her personal journey of living with breas...

Icon of the event International Affairs Discussion Group
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde hosts a new series of monthly discussions about International Affairs. The program includes an introduction to new non-fiction books in TPL's collection with an emphasis on war and conflict.

Icon of the event Author visit with Norah McClintock
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Please join us in room 1 with famed and celebrated author Norah McClintock. She will discussing her different youth crime and mystery novels as well as a few reveals about her upcoming release "Trial by Fire". No registration...