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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
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....

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 Unbuilt Hamilton with Mark Osbaldeston
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes for Hamilton, Ontario....

Icon of the event Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event TBA - Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Noah Richler
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrated writer Noah Richler recounts his time as a NDP candidate for the Toronto-St. Paul's riding during the 2015 federal election and his new, comical book, The Candidate. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Colson Whitehead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad....

Icon of the event Cosmopolis Toronto: Opening Reception
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and exhibition participants....

Icon of the event Cuba beyond the Beach - Stories of Life in Havana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Havana is Cuba's soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, ...