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Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song....

Icon of the event How to Profit From the Next Bull Market
Tue Feb 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Alan Dustin is an investment advisor with over 25 years experience and his latest book, How to Profit From the Next Bull Market, is a complete resource for Canadians seeking to master the stock market and secure their financi...

Icon of the event Penguin Random House Canada's Lahring Tribe
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Seasoned Penguin Random House Canada publisher's representative, Lahring Tribe, will present us with a list of hot, new, spring 2018 reads. Question and answer to follow.

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Crime Writers of Canada: Murder in the Afternoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Crime authors Mel Bradshaw, Melodie Campbell, Ishara Deen, Elizabeth J. Duncan and Lynn McPherson will speak about their work and writing the crime novel....

Icon of the event Open Mic Night with Special Guest Martha Baillie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

A cozy evening of literary readings including works be special guest author, Martha Baillie. Are you a writer with work that should be heard? Read at our open mic night! Work in all genres is welcome. Interested participants ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the re...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...