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Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 17
Sat Mar 31
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event Conform, Fail, Repeat: How Power Distorts Collective Action
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Contemporary social movements often face no-win choices between conformity and failure. With special attention to LGBTQ politics and the G20 protests in Toronto, author Christopher Samuel explores how power and dominance forc...

Icon of the event Degrees of Failure: University Education in Decline
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-tainment, and the use of technology in teaching, to show how continuing forms of inequity are maintained and ...

Icon of the event David Frum: Trumpocracy - SOLD OUT
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Frum is a bestselling author, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and the former White House speechwriter famous for coining the term "axis of evil."...

Icon of the event The Benjamin Project
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Honouring the Goodness of Pets and Eliminating Animal Cruelty from the World...

Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time
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 S.O.S. Alternatives to Capitalism
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Recent financial crises, white collar crime and growing income inequality have led to disenchantment and dissatisfaction with capitalism. Author Richard Swift examines various alternatives to the capitalism, including sociali...

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Ken Dryden: Game Change
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks about his latest book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey....

Icon of the event The Benjamin Project
Fri Jan 26, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Honouring the Goodness of Pets and Eliminating Animal Cruelty from the World...