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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....

Icon of the event  Technology- The good The bad and The ugly
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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No matter how you cut it, technology is woven into the fabric of our lives. We learn with it. We are entertained with it. We study with it. We even socialize through it. We are guided and influenced by it. How do we make...

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 Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Patrick deWitt  (ATRIUM)
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of...

Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...

Icon of the event Écrivain en résidence - Table ronde sur la littérature franco-ontarienne
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gaston Tremblay animera une table ronde ou il proposera une définition de la littérature du vacuum et une typologie de l'écrivain franco-ontarien. Quatre panélistes, de différentes origines, Marguerite Andersen, Didier Leclai...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Meet the Canadian writers everyone's reading! The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Ken McGoogan. His new book, Celtic Lightning: How the Scots and the Irish Created a Canadian Nation plunges into the perpetua...

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,...