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Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps, and brief biographies of more t...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan (Time Change)
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Meet the Canadian writers everyone's reading! The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Ken McGoogan. His new book, Celtic Lightning: How the Scots and the Irish Created a Canadian Nation plunges into the perpetua...

Icon of the event Overcoming
Fri Jan 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Shakil Choudhury in his book Deep Diversity explores this question an...

Icon of the event Janet Evanovich
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

High octane fun with the #1 New York Times bestselling author on...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir,...

Icon of the event All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event Larry Tremblay accompagné de Sheila Fischman (En Francais)
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Larry Tremblay, accompagné de Sheila Fischman seront interviewés par Gaston Tremblay, écrivain en résidence....

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week  (program in French)
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

La présentation d'un film suivi d'une période de questions et réponses....

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents Helen Humphreys. Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strength of the powerless in her new novel, The Evening Chorus which serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? a...