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Icon of the event The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....

Icon of the event Will Schwalbe: Books for Living
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Schwalbe hit the bestseller list with his memoir, The End of Your Life Book Club. In Books for Living, Schwalbe claims that "everything you need to know can be found in a book."...

Icon of the event The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Mon Jan 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....

Icon of the event Queer Transitions
Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

AIDS activist Tim McCaskell, author of Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism, and artist Chase Joynt, author of You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition, share their perspectives on the LGBTQ experience in ...

Icon of the event We Found a Hat! Picture Book Event with Jon Klassen and Friends
Wed Dec 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the release of "We Found A Hat", with author Jon Klassen. Some of his friends and fellow picture book creators will be joining him: Matt Forsythe ("My Name is Elizabeth"), John Martz ("Burt's Way Home"), and Kyo Mac...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings - New Location
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is now being held at the Toronto Reference Library....

Icon of the event Transculturalité et Identité dans l'oeuvre d'Hédi Bouraoui
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hédi Bouraoui, écrivain, poète et universitaire franco-tuniso-canadien va parler de la transcendance des frontières culturelles, d'identité et de la différence qui sont des thèmes majeurs de ses écrits et qu'il aborde tout en...

Icon of the event Lands of Enchantment: A History of Fairy Tales
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Enthralling stories of princesses, princes, talking animals, spells, journeys and transformations -- explore five hundred years of fairy tales in this illustrated talk featuring images from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Zadie Smith - SOLD OUT (Atrium Seating & Simulcast Now Available)
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....