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Icon of the event Star Talks: Colson Whitehead (SOLD OUT) - Rush Seats Available
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad, a 2016 Oprah's Bookclub pick....

Icon of the event The Life and Work of William Morris
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

William Whitla, Professor Emeritus, York University presents The Life and Work of William Morris, 19th century British artist, designer, poet, political thinker, environmentalist and leading member of the Arts and Crafts Move...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Transculturalité et Identité dans l'oeuvre d'Hédi Bouraoui
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hédi Bouraoui, écrivain, poète et universitaire franco-tuniso-canadien va parler de la transcendance des frontières culturelles, d'identité et de la différence qui sont des thèmes majeurs de ses écrits et qu'il aborde tout en...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Bianca Lakoseljac:  Stone Woman.
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Bianca Lakoseljac's second novel, Stone Woman, is a family saga of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger from the hippie daze of Toronto. Spanning from 1967 to 2017, the novel chronicles their loves a...

Icon of the event Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event Beatles '66 and all that with Mark Lewisohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Lewisohn goes deep in his chronicling of the Beatles with Tune In, part one of his three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Join Lewisohn for his only North American appearance of 2016, in conversation with Pi...

Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In Brown, former Canada Reads finalist, Kamal Al-Solaylee takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world today. Full of storytelling and on-...

Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library


Icon of the event Lands of Enchantment: A History of Fairy Tales
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Enthralling stories of princesses, princes, talking animals, spells, journeys and transformations -- explore five hundred years of fairy tales in this illustrated talk featuring images from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Co...