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Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...

Icon of the event Michael Kaan: The Water Beetles
Tue May 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Locke

Chinese-Canadian author, Michael Kaan, on his 2017 novel and finalist for the Govenor General's Literary Awards,

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, Double Threat....

Icon of the event Seeing Red: The Handmaid's Tale as Feminist Dystopia
Mon May 07, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Although Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985, contemporary readers have embraced the book (and the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation) as a cautionary tale for our times. For many, its dysto...

Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Diana Fitzgerald Bryden
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Open Mic Night With Special Guest, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden. Are you a writer with work that should be heard? Read at our open mic night! Work in all genres is welcome. Interested participants should submit the piece that they...

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

Icon of the event From Gold Mountain to Model Minority, how far have we come?
Wed May 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

This talk navigates through the subjects discussed in Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, a recent group exhibition about Chineseness, Canadianness and Community at the University of Toronto Art Museum, which offered in...

Icon of the event How to Profit From the Next Bull Market
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Locke

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...