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Icon of the event Fighting Dirty: How a small community took on big trash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Queens University professor and environmentalist, Dr. Poh-Gek Fokert, explores how a small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people waged a ten year struggle against the world's largest garbage company wi...

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Ken Dryden: Game Change
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks about his latest book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey....

Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Getting Published in Literary Magazines
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel discussion of editors from literary magazines, as well as share insights gained fro...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Andrew Morton on Wallis Simpson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Andrew Morton wrote the seminal biography of Princess Diana....

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award and was an Oprah's Book Club selection....

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef on Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Well-known Toronto author Shawn Micallef discusses his recent book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. The author travelled Toronto with twelve non-incumbent candidates seeking election in the 2014 civic electi...