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Icon of the event Tracy Chevalier: New Boy
Tue May 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers....

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

Join Professor and co-editor of "Shopping for Change", Joseph Tohill(@JosephTohill,as he explores how past consumer activism in North America can inform and inspire consumer activisim in the age of Trudeau and Trump....

Icon of the event Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption
Fri Apr 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the bestselling graphic novelist of Essex County, Descender, and The Underwater Welder comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has ...

Icon of the event 2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clo...

Icon of the event Elise Levine: Blue Fields
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Critically acclaimed author of Driving Men Mad, Elise Levine on her new book Blue Fields, a trippy, dystopic, psychological tale of one woman's descent into the depths of grief, risk-addiction, and deep-sea diving. With Quill...

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 Paula Hawkins: Into the Water
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense....

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Tue Jul 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tyler Shipley discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?├ętat in Honduras. Canada supported the coup and its leaders in consolidating control over the country. This reflects a new Canadian imperialist positioning in world af...

Icon of the event The World is Against Kelly Oxford (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kelly Oxford is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar. Her new book When You Find Out the World is Against You is a collection of essays and memories of awful moments....

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...