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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 A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire:Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: First Snow, Last Light (ATRIUM)
Thu Sep 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Wayne Johnston talks on his latest novel, First Snow, Last Light. This program is presented in partnership with The eh List series....

Icon of the event Slate Culture Gabfest: Live Podcast
Wed Sep 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner record a live episode on TIFF and other Canadiana....

Icon of the event #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

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 STAR TALKS: Alexander McCall Smith
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in conversation about his new novel, and adventures in the Italian countryside....