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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson : Separating Fact from Fiction
Tue Jul 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cultural historian Gregory Klages reviews the historical records related to Tom Thomson's mysterious passing....

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Tue Jul 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tyler Shipley discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?├ętat in Honduras. Canada supported the coup and its leaders in consolidating control over the country. This reflects a new Canadian imperialist positioning in world af...

Icon of the event Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The #1 internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper on his new, thrilling novel, The Lost Child - one woman's search for a killer and the stunning secret that binds them to each other. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Is Fake News the New Propaganda?
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tim Wu & Craig Silverman discuss the blight of fake news. In conjunction with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Toronto Star....

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event 2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clo...

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event Fairly Equal : Lawyering the Feminist Revolution
Tue May 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Linda Silver Dranoff, legal expert and feminist activist, was a key player in equalizing the position of Canadian women under the law. Through memoir and social history she brings to life examples of pay and employment equity...

Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...