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Icon of the event Steven Pinker - SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history....

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn - SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems? Why?...

Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Caught between two cultures and races -- Being seperated from his Jamaican family for 2 decades due to his Chinese father premature death, Vincent Lee returned to search for his family, identity and belonging. A Q & A session...

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

Icon of the event Transgender Rights in Canada
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Clark, who is a LGBT rights advocate working with organizations, such as Amnesty International and the National Organization for Women. She is the Executive Producer and appeared in the do...

Icon of the event Lena Dunham - SOLD OUT
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

***PLEASE NOTE THAT LENA WILL ONLY BE SIGNING HER BOOK AND WILL NOT BE POSING FOR PHOTOS***...