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Icon of the event Let's Talk Primates: Conflict and Conservation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened as large areas of tropical forest are lost or modified to accommodate a growing human population. Most primates live in the tropics and are especially vulnerable. Professor Valerie Scho...

Icon of the event Bad Reputations: Cormorants and Conservation
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Since their rapid population recovery in the Great Lakes, double-crested cormorants have developed a bad reputation because they are large black waterbirds that eat fish, and their nesting habits kill trees. Professor Gail Fr...

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 Art Talk: Dennis Duffy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Another in a series of Dennis Duffy's art talks, this presentation considers Edward Lear's remarkable career in terms of his painting and his verse and drawings.

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 LANDED: The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land
Tue Nov 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Janet Land for a discussion of her book LANDED:The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land. Based on her father?s wartime memoirs, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army officer ...

Icon of the event Living in the land of milk and money
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He's become the accidental expat expert and in this humo...

Icon of the event The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto
Tue Aug 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Boy on the Bicycle is the shocking true story about a coerced confession, fumbled police investigation, a miscarriage of justice, and the star lawyer who fought to free Ron Moffatt from custody.

Icon of the event Literary Treasures: Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922): Canada's Darling Poet
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Literary Treasures at TRL presentations offer the opportunity for our Literature Librarians to showcase unique and fascinating items from our collections. In her time, Marjorie Pickthall, poet and librarian at Victoria Univer...

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 ...