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Icon of the event Shawn Micallef on Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Well-known Toronto author Shawn Micallef discusses his recent book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. The author travelled Toronto with twelve non-incumbent candidates seeking election in the 2014 civic electi...

Icon of the event Touching Strangers: Being afraid in a hazardous world with author Stacey Madden
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Stacey Madden will be reading from, discussing, and answering questions about his most recent novel, Touching Strangers. December 13, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room B. Ca...

Icon of the event Fighting Dirty: How a small community took on big trash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Queens University professor and environmentalist, Dr. Poh-Gek Fokert, explores how a small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people waged a ten year struggle against the world's largest garbage company wi...

Icon of the event Writing Memoir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel of authors who have written memoirs. They will share their stories and struggles wi...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Bitcoin Solutions: the Key Ideas of Blockchain Digital Currencies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are digital currencies legit, or just wish fulfillment for computer nerds and conspiracy lovers? Can we trust them? Will they change the way we all 'do business' both online and in the real world?...

Icon of the event Ken Dryden: Game Change
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks about his latest book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey....

Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....