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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 How We Changed Toronto: A Talk with John Sewell
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Former Mayor of Toronto, John Sewell, describes the twelve dynamic years from 1969-1980 when he and other enthusiastic people helped foster change in the political landscape of Toronto.

Icon of the event Rebecca Traister: The Power of Angry Women
Wed Nov 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rebecca Traister talks about her latest book, Good and Mad, which explores the ways that women's anger has long been viewed - and how 2018 could well mark a turning point in how women's anger can transform society. ...

Icon of the event The Communist Manifesto as Graphic Novel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Karl Marx, Martin Rowson, one of the UK's best comics editorialists and artists, discusses his graphic novel adaption of The Communist Manifesto and its enduring legacy.

Icon of the event Gill Paul: Wives of Princes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gill Paul is a bestselling author of historical fiction. ...

Icon of the event Beverley McLachlin: Justice for Everyone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In January 2000, Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position. In those nearly 18 years, McLachlin oversaw cases that involved key decisions about religion, Quebec secess...

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 Jack McClelland: The Most (in)Famous Publisher in Canadian History
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Jack McClelland had an outsized impact on the development of our national literature - an impact which matched his larger-than-life personality. His influence on the national imagination was so profound that Leonard Cohen onc...

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 Anne T. Donahue: A Beautiful Disaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of the popular newsletter That's What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. ...