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Icon of the event TCAF 2017 Kick-Off: 25 Years of Image Comics!
Fri May 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it's 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will s...

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

Icon of the event Paula Hawkins: Into the Water
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense....

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Kevin Hebib presents: Canadian Soldier up Close.

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything....

Icon of the event Jo Nesbo: Tinder Killer - ATRIUM
Thu May 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Regarded as one of the world's leading crime writers, Nesbo Resturns with the latest Harry Hole story, The Thirst....

Icon of the event The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Ian Hamilton on the third novel of the Ava Lee Triad Trilogy,

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson : Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cultural historian Gregory Klages reviews the historical records related to Tom Thomson's mysterious passing....

Icon of the event Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bestselling author Lisa See paints in her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and ...