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Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Marty Chan - TD Book Week
Sat May 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Marty shares the real-life origins behind his mystery series and his sasquatch novels. Through an interactive writing game, Marty will demonstrate that the most ordinary situations can lead to the most amazing stories if you ...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event CANCELLED: Reggie Leach
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This program has been cancelled....

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

Icon of the event Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....