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Icon of the event Book Launch for Charlotte Fielden
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wychwood

Well-loved author, playwright and poet , Charlotte Fielden's new poetry collection "Beholder" is her 3rd collection. Come and listen to her recite some of her new work and enjoy.

Icon of the event Rachel Hartman's Toronto Book Launch
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Fantasy author Rachel Hartman will be interviewed and answer questions to celebrate the Toronto launch of Shadow Scale, the sequel to her award-winning novel Seraphina. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.Ms. Ha...

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Leo Tolstoy  Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads and the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Two celebrated novelists. Lori Lansens on The Mountain Story. Sara Gruen on At the Water's Edge....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Andrew Morton -  SOLD OUT
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy?s lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General?s award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...