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Icon of the event Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Shopping for Change, edited by history professors Joseph Tohill (York / Ryerson) and Louis Hyman (Cornell), shows readers what has been possible for consumer activists in the past and what might be possible for today's consum...

Icon of the event Wigford Rememberies
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author and singer-songwriter Kyp Harness reads from his new novel Wigford Rememberies, followed by a question and answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of his book, if desired. Drop-in. No Registration n...

Icon of the event Rind in the Marmalade -  A Headhunter's Tales
Tue May 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of hu...

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 Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

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 Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Joyce Nelson reads from her new book, Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism, followed by a question & answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of her book, if desired. Drop-in. No registration ...

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Call Across the Pacific tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels bac...