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Icon of the event Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets
Mon Apr 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Two of Canada's most accomplished and decorated poets, A. F. Moritz and Herménégilde Chiasson on their 40+ year career and their new books, The Sparrow: Selected Poems and To Live and Die in Scoudouc, translated by Jo-Anne El...

Icon of the event Feminist Crossroads with Elizabeth Renzetti
Thu May 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and acclaimed journalist, Elizabeth Renzetti, answers a few questions on feminism, reviews how far women have come - and how far we still have to go - and shares her new collection of essays, ...

Icon of the event The Poetry of Joni Mitchell
Sun Apr 29, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The poetry critic of The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson, and Peter Schneider, Executive Secretary and Manager of the Public Lending Right Program at the Canada Council for the Arts, talk about the work and legacy of Canada's "other...

Icon of the event Motherhood with Sheila Heti
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Internationally acclaimed author Sheila Heti brings to light some radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live as she discusses her new book, ...

Icon of the event The Hip: More than a Band with Michael Barclay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed musical journalist Michael Barclay on the first print biography of The Tragically Hip, ...

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 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...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event The Other Shelf: Will Aitken and Anne Carson on Antigone Undone
Fri May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A conversation between Will Aitken and Anne Carson.

Icon of the event Exploring Toronto's Architecture: The Annex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Annex began as a subdivision outside of Toronto's boundaries. The neighbourhood has fought to preserve its character and now its varied architecture accommodates families, single professionals, and students from the nearb...

Icon of the event Cyberattacks and Digital Privacy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With cyber security concerns on the rise, learn how you can protect yourself from a cyberattack. This special information session will include tips from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on how you can pr...