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Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout: Painfully Human
Tue May 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Her latest book, Anything Is Possible, comes the book she wrote in tandem with My Name Is Lucy Barton and draws on the small-town characters evoked th...

Icon of the event Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Poets Roo Borson, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar, and Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements, in conversation with Toronto's Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

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 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 ...

Icon of the event George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place while the American Civil War rages and Abraham Lincoln's beloved son loses a battle with illness and is buried ...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Sat Apr 08, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Locke

Join Anatole Yarmosh, author and fourth generation hobby beekeeper, for a fun and informative presentation on bees. Anatole will supply you with instructions to build your own small-scale hive. Come discover the many direct b...

Icon of the event Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Barbara Gowdy on the limits of human mind, relationships with mothers and sisters and her latest novel,

Icon of the event Star Talks: Is Fake News the New Propaganda?
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tim Wu & Craig Silverman discuss the blight of fake news. In conjunction with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Toronto Star....

Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...