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Icon of the event Kim Thuy: Vi
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels Ru and Man, Canada Reads winner Kim Thuy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands....

Icon of the event Health Advocacy Inc.: A Reading with Sharon Batt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a thought-provoking reading from the book "Health Advocacy Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement."...

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 The Other Shelf: Abdellah Taia on Infidels
Fri Apr 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The French/Moroccan filmmaker and author, called "one of the most original and necessary voices," discusses his...

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 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 Freethinker: The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historian Andrée Lévesque discusses the life and works of Éva Circé-Côté, a Québécois poet, playwright, journalist and feminist who fought for equality and secularism in the first four decades of the t...

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 Writing Memoir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel of authors who have written memoirs (Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupan...

Icon of the event Toronto Revealed: Documenting Hidden Toronto
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A lively conversation with writers and illustrators who capture new perspectives into the city around us, featuring Shawn Micallef, Catherine Hernandez and Michael Cho....