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Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event....

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads and the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Two celebrated novelists. Lori Lansens on The Mountain Story. Sara Gruen on At the Water's Edge....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

This talk, given by Pat Staton, is inspired by her recent book "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than eighty women, past and present ...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Andrew Morton -  SOLD OUT
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories. A virtuoso collection of stories from the multi award winning novelist of The Englishman's Boy....

Icon of the event Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...