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Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

Icon of the event Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh
Tue May 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In a beautifully illustrated memoir, Diplomacy and Friendship: Ambassador's Wife in Gulf War Riyadh, Nora Hazlewood Lever reveals the fascinating years (1989-93) she and her husband, Ambassador Allan Lever, spent in the stunn...

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 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 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...

Icon of the event Recent Significant Privacy Investigations and Consultations by the IPC
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an informative session about recent significant privacy investigations and consultations by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC). Some of them: Collection of tenants' personal information, ...

Icon of the event Around Switzerland in 80 Maps
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or beca...

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 Toronto Jazz Treasures: 100 Portraits of Toronto's Great Jazz Musicians
Mon Jun 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning photographer Pat LaCroix and jazz broadcaster/producer/writer Ted O'Reilly on the creation of this tribute to Toronto's talented jazz musicians.