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Icon of the event Meet Author Rosemary Aubert
Mon Jul 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

After a successful career as an internationally-published romance writer, Rosemary Aubert turned to the world of crime, publishing the six-volume award-winning Ellis Portal mystery series....

Icon of the event LGBTQ Book Club
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us for an evening of discussion of Vivek Shraya's She of the Mountains, with Vivek Shraya! She will be reading a select passage from her novel followed by a Q&A....

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Jul 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit....

Icon of the event She Won't Be Silenced
Sat Jul 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

Author Lisa Freeman recounts her father's murder and the ensuing trials and tribulations she faced after she was informed that the accused had been granted escorted absences and would be eligible to apply for day parole in 20...

Icon of the event Visite d'auteur: Paul Savoie
Mon Aug 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous avons le plaisir de recevoir l'écrivain torontois Paul Savoie qui fera u...

Icon of the event Parliament Street Open Mic Night
Tue Aug 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Are you a writer with work that should be heard?...

Icon of the event Visite d'auteur: Didier Leclair
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dans le cadre de la série « Les artistes franco-ontariens » pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada à la Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, nous avons le plaisir de recevoir l'écrivain torontois Didier Leclair qui fer...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kevin MacKay talks about industrial civilization's impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Radical Transformation presents an unflinching account of the dynamics of inhumanity and ecological des...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dawes Road

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....