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Icon of the event Lori Lansens
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. The bestselling author of Rush Home Road and The Girls on her new novel, The Mountain Story....

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event The Bible, and  Western Literature in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event Can the Arctic Council survive?
Tue May 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Arctic Council was created in 1996 in the aftermath of the Cold War and when barriers dividing the Arctic nations had fallen down. Since its creation, the Council has had many successes and the United States, originally i...

Icon of the event Kick-start your memoir using the six senses
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join author and editor, Sharon A. Crawford, in her new program on Memoir Writing. Sharon is the author of the mystery novel Beyond Blood (Blue Denim Press, 2014) and runs the East End Writers' Group. She will teach you to use...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Cecil Foster - In Conversation
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Barbados in the 1960's was difficult for the children and parents of a generation who came to Canada and elsewhere to fulfill the promise of the good life. In this poignant novel, the author gives us the taste and feel of the...

Icon of the event Public Consultation
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

As part of the City of Toronto's 2015 budget process, the Toronto Public Library Board is inviting input and feedback on its 2015 operating budget request, and on library services that are important to you....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Andrew Morton
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of...