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Icon of the event 2017 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event IWG: Everything We Want You To Know
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dissecting identity, Appropriation and cultural survival with...

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Eco-Fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, VanderMeer and Crozier discuss eco-fiction, the new frontier of climate activism....

Icon of the event Qur'an and Women: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Speaker delivering talk to celebrate Islamic History Month - "Nevin Reda received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of resea...

Icon of the event Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

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 talks about 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 des...

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 Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...