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Icon of the event Ian Brown
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event Helen Weinzweig's Centenary Celebration
Thu Aug 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An evening of special guests, dramatic readings and preformances celebrating the Centenary of award winning author Helen Weinzweig, her literary legacy and the 35th anniversary reissue of her classic novel Basic Black with Pe...

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

Icon of the event Lawrence Hill - SOLD OUT
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Kate Beaton - SOLD OUT
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event Ian Rankin
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning Scottish crime writer comes to Canada on his 20th Rebus novel,...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Toronto Public Library presents Children's Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his story and how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. With a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. G...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The beloved author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules returns with Avenue of Mysteries, a novel of fate and memory. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....