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Icon of the event LANDED: The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land
Tue Nov 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Janet Land for a discussion of her book LANDED:The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land. Based on her father?s wartime memoirs, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army officer ...

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 Let's Talk Primates: Conflict and Conservation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened as large areas of tropical forest are lost or modified to accommodate a growing human population. Most primates live in the tropics and are especially vulnerable. Professor Valerie Scho...

Icon of the event Literary Treasures: Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922): Canada's Darling Poet
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Literary Treasures at TRL presentations offer the opportunity for our Literature Librarians to showcase unique and fascinating items from our collections. In her time, Marjorie Pickthall, poet and librarian at Victoria Univer...

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 Shakespeare...and Astrology?
Thu Sep 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Priscilla Costello as we explore Shakespeare's use of astrological symbolism to fashion his timeless characters and creations.

Icon of the event Jack McClelland: The Most (in)Famous Publisher in Canadian History
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Jack McClelland had an outsized impact on the development of our national literature - an impact which matched his larger-than-life personality. His influence on the national imagination was so profound that Leonard Cohen onc...

Icon of the event Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation
Mon Jul 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In her book "Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic imagi/nation", Tara Atluri pays tribute to a new generation of artists whose creative frames of reference derive from multiple national, religious and cultural ide...

Icon of the event The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto
Tue Aug 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Boy on the Bicycle is the shocking true story about a coerced confession, fumbled police investigation, a miscarriage of justice, and the star lawyer who fought to free Ron Moffatt from custody.

Icon of the event Empowering Women at Work
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Part of series - Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women...