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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 Rebecca Traister: The Power of Angry Women
Wed Nov 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rebecca Traister talks about her latest book, Good and Mad, which explores the ways that women's anger has long been viewed - and how 2018 could well mark a turning point in how women's anger can transform society. ...

Icon of the event The Communist Manifesto as Graphic Novel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Karl Marx, Martin Rowson, one of the UK's best comics editorialists and artists, discusses his graphic novel adaption of The Communist Manifesto and its enduring legacy.

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 Beverley McLachlin: Justice for Everyone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In January 2000, Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position. In those nearly 18 years, McLachlin oversaw cases that involved key decisions about religion, Quebec secess...

Icon of the event Meet Danielle Younge-Ullman, author of
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Armour Heights

Please join us to discuss the book that we featured as January's "We Recommend".

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 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 The Breast Cancer Conspiracy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet the evidence from many scientists shows that screenings may do more harm than good. So who is causing women and doctors to buy in to the myth of breast cancer ...

Icon of the event Jordan Tannahill: Where Does a Body End?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Known as one of Canada?s most accomplished artists and playwrights, Jordan Tannahill presents his debut novel, Liminal, an exploration of what it means to be human through a ?lushly intelligent? portrait of millennials. In co...