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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 Martin Amis: The Rub of Time--SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....

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 Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

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 Victory Lap Retirement
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

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 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 Fighting Dirty: How a small community took on big trash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Queens University professor and environmentalist, Dr. Poh-Gek Fokert, explores how a small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people waged a ten year struggle against the world's largest garbage company wi...

Icon of the event Xue Yiwei: Dr Bethune's Children
Mon Apr 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Inspired by his childhood during the 1960s, best-selling Chinese author Xue Yiwei presents his newly translated novel, Dr. Bethune's Children. A story that follows two families from the Cultural Revolution to the Tiananmen Sq...