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Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event When the Penny Drops -  A Panel Talk on the Doric, Paradise and Kenwood Theatres
Sat Aug 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Bloor Library's Community Room for a panel conversation about three former historic movie theatres on Bloor Street West: The Doric, The Paradise and The Kenwood....

Icon of the event Life, Triumph and Poland
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Writers from the diaspora, Pamela Mulloy, Ania Szado, Andrew Borkowski, Aga Maksimowska and Jowita Bydlowska share on their cultural contribution to Canadian literature,...

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event Love: Strategies and Cures
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

What makes lasting love? How do you mend a broken heart? Authors Glenn Dixon (...

Icon of the event Killer Canadians
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

From the west coast, authors Roz Nay and Roybn Harding on their new, white knuckle thrillers,...

Icon of the event An Evening with Toronto Book Award Finalists
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards on their nominated works. Moderated by journalist and pop culture expert, Dalton Higgins....

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...