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Icon of the event Anne and Nicholas Giardini
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Runnymede

The Runnymede Library presents journalist Anne Giardini and son, Nicholas, on Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing. This essential work, drawn by Shield's daughter and grandson, Anne and Nicholas Giardini, from he...

Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Thu May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. In "Across Canada by Story" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340936&R=3340936), Gibson brings togethe...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit with Daphne Greer: Jacob's Landing (2015)
Mon May 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author presentation, book talk and discussion with Canadian children's writer Daphne Greer who is visiting Toronto from Nova Scotia. She is the author of "Jacob's Landing" (Halifax: Nimbus, 2015) - her latest n...

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event Marty Chan - TD Book Week
Sat May 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Marty shares the real-life origins behind his mystery series and his sasquatch novels. Through an interactive writing game, Marty will demonstrate that the most ordinary situations can lead to the most amazing stories if you ...

Icon of the event **DATE CHANGED  TO  DEC. 6, 2016 : Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Jun 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

**THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 **...

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Wed May 18, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet 2016 Red Maple Award Nominee, Lorna Schultz Nicholson, as she discusses her book Fragile Bones....