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Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science - SOLD OUT
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Is our universe the only one? How do we prevent a zombie plague? Will biometrics eliminate privacy altogether? Will climate change put fish in hot water? Should we trust the machines?...

Icon of the event Chris Hedges - SOLD OUT
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Chefs in the Salon
Fri May 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning television personality and bestselling cookbook author Laura Calder (...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy's lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General's award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Marilyn Churley
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Join Marilyn Churley, former Toronto City Councillor and former Member of Provincial Parliament, for a discussion of her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....