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Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world ? the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal ?served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our prese...

Icon of the event Sylvia Fraser: The Toronto Writers' Co-op Interview
Fri Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Novelist, journalist and travel writer Sylvia Fraser discusses the writer's life and craft with host John Miller.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linwood Barclay - No Safe House
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Linwood Barclay, Toronto-based thriller writer and bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, joins us to discuss his gripping new suspense novel,...

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef at Lillian H. Smith
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Author Shawn Micallef will do a reading and discuss his latest book "The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure."...

Icon of the event Author Talk.  The Science of Shakespeare . Science and the art of Shakespeare .
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time ? a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this illustrated tal...

Icon of the event Recollections of a Neighbourhood : Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Discover Toronto's Huron-Sussex area through the eyes of John Parry, publisher, Anne Vellone, designer/photographerand others. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a tribute to a downtown neighbourhood, its history, architectu...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Claire Cameron reads from The Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Five year old Anna must protect her younger brother from the dangers of the wilderness after a bear attacks her parents on a camping trip. Riveting story of love and courage told through the voice of a five year old.

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards 2014
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the 2014 Toronto Book Awards winner. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".