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Icon of the event Chris Hedges: Who Killed the American Dream? (SOLD OUT)
Mon Aug 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Opioid crisis, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the spreading of violence and hate, waves of suicides, deep social polarization, and a disenchanted population ruled by a reality-TV star. Sound famil...

Icon of the event Living in the Land of Milk and Money
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He's become the accidental expat expert and in this humo...

Icon of the event Iain Reid: Friend or Foe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of non-fiction. ...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event Gill Paul: Wives of Princes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gill Paul is a bestselling author of historical fiction. ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: the interview with Steve Burrows
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Steve Burrows discusses the writer's life and craft. His 2014 novel ...

Icon of the event Anne T. Donahue: A Beautiful Disaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of the popular newsletter That's What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. ...

Icon of the event Tim Cook: The Secret History of Soldiers
Thu Sep 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning military historian Tim Cook presents, The Secret History of Soliders, about untold stories of WWI soldiers, giving us a view of the war beyond the headlines and lives of the famous. In conversation with Mark Med...

Icon of the event Ryan North: How to Invent Everything
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ryan North is the New York Times-bestselling author of two chooseable-path Shakespeare books, Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not to Be. ...

Icon of the event THE OTHER SHELF. Dubravka Ugresic: A View from Europe
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the leading public intellectuals in Europe, Croatian writer Dubravka Ugresic has spent decades providing commentary and a unique perspective on the European condition. ...