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Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout
Sun Jan 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge on mother-daughter relationships and her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. With The Globe and Mail's Sarah Hampson....

Icon of the event Yann Martel
Mon Feb 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author Yann Martel and Man Booker Prize winner of Life of Pi on his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal....

Icon of the event Muriel Barbery
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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From Paris, the internationally bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, on her new novel The Life of Elves. In conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel....

Icon of the event Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

Icon of the event All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children?s author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...

Icon of the event Kyle Livingston Magic
Fri Mar 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burrows Hall

Kyle Livingston will entertain children (and adults) with his amazing magic show. Tickets will be handed out at the Circulation Desk starting at 1:30 pm.

Icon of the event Not Strictly Shakespeare: The Hypochondriac
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Shakespearean expert Philippa Sheppard on the farce, irony and...