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Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 Ontario Garlic: the story from farm to festival
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Peter McClusky, founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival and author of Ontario Garlic: the Story from Farm to Festival, will be giving a talk on everything you ever wanted to know about garlic, including:...

Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Camilla Gibb
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

This is Happy: In this profoundly moving memoir, Camilla Gibb, the award-winning, bestselling author of Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement, reveals the intensity of the grief that besieged her as the h...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event Nino Ricci
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Sleep: From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man?s descent into sleeplessness.

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Jonathan Franzen
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The acclaimed author of...