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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 Fairly Equal : Lawyering the Feminist Revolution
Tue May 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Linda Silver Dranoff, legal expert and feminist activist, has advanced the cause of equality for Canadian women and contributed to the expansion of women?s rights in family law....

Icon of the event Canadian Animals Collage Workshop with Geraldo Valerio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join illustrator Geraldo Valerio as he introduces kids to his colourful collage art style as seen in his book MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE: A CANADIAN WILDLIFE ABC. Then, kids will have a chance to create their own Cana...

Icon of the event Jo Nesbo: Tinder Killer - ATRIUM
Thu May 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Regarded as one of the world's leading crime writers, Nesbo returns with the latest Harry Hole story, The Thirst....

Icon of the event TCAF 2017 Kick-Off: 25 Years of Image Comics!
Fri May 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it's 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will s...

Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...

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 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...

Icon of the event Life & Love in Capitalist China
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue YiWei on his first English book, Shenzheners, inspired by the small market town located north of Hong Kong where a special economic zoning project introduced capitalism to communist China...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson : Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cultural historian Gregory Klages reviews the historical records related to Tom Thomson's mysterious passing....