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Icon of the event LGBTQ Book Club Presents Author Nairne Holtz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Nairne Holtz will be joining the LGBTQ Book Club to do a reading of ...

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue Jul 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years: its beautiful carved stone details are vivid once again, and much of the interior is as lavish as when the building opened in 1899. Architectural histor...

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

This book is a tribute to political artists who deviate from the mainstream and create art that engages with questions of societal oppression, survival, and resistance. It draws on interviews with transnational artists whose ...

Icon of the event The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Andrew Larsen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

What's your story? Join author Andrew Larsen for a fun workshop where young writers and illustrators can explore their own lives and discover their own stories. Ages 5-8...

Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Special Guests Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a night to remember with literary readings by our special guests, Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug, as well as readings by a variety of talented writers.

Icon of the event The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue Jul 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Adam Bunch as he explores Toronto's history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. Take part in a postcard workshop based on his Toronto Dreams Project.

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 An Evening with Author Steena Holmes: The Forgotten Ones
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

New York Times and US Today bestselling author, Steena Holmes, will be reading from and discussing her latest fiction novel, ...

Icon of the event Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...