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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 IWG: Poetry Panel - NEW TIME
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A panel discussion with award-winning poets Louise Halfe, Janet Marie Rogers, Gregory Scofield and Laurie Graham. Moderated by Cherie Dimaline....

Icon of the event IWG: Everything We Want You To Know - NEW TIME
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dissecting identity, appropriation and cultural survival with...

Icon of the event Meet Peter Vronsky, Writer in Residence, Fall 2017
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers.

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

For Islamic History Month, Dr. Nevin Reda talks about Islamic feminism and its contributions to to Qur'an scholarship, polygamy in the Qur'an, and some emerging discourses regarding Islam and polygamy....

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?...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tory Woollcott
Fri Sep 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Tory Woolcott is an author, illustrator and educator based in Toronto. Her graphic novel, Mirror Mind, recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia....

Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...