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Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Healers and Humanitarians
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city's history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Visite d'auteur: Didier Leclair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous avons le plaisir de recevoir l'écrivain torontois Didier Leclair qui fer...

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?état 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 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 Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kevin MacKay talksabout industrial civilization's impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Radical Transformation presents an unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological dest...

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 Meet author Rosemary Aubert
Mon Jul 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

After a successful career as an internationally-published romance writer, Rosemary Aubert turned to the world of crime, publishing the six-volume award-winning Ellis Portal mystery series....

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything....

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...