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Icon of the event Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The #1 internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper on his new, thrilling novel, The Lost Child - one woman's search for a killer and the stunning secret that binds them to each other. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis'
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

André Alexis' award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways and, in this informal lecture, Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative ...

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....

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 Ryan Eyford: White Settler Reserve
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Dr. Ryan Eyford, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, will discuss his new book White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, published by UBC Press....

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 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 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: 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 Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough (Trinity St. Paul Centre)
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the bestselling author of No Logo and This Changes Everything comes No Is Not Enough, exposing the forces behind Trump's takeover of the White House and resisting his shock politics to win the world we need....