First Nations Royalty and Literary Gems: Thomas King and Lee Maracle

June 20, 2016 | Sarah Weinrauch

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On Friday, June 10, the Indigenous Writers Gathering payed tribute to literary gems and First Nations icons Lee Maracle and Thomas King at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. Master of ceremonies was Giller Prize-winning author, Joseph Boyden.

Farzana Doctor on "All Inclusive" at North York Central Library

May 27, 2016 | Muriel

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On May 24, North York Central Library welcomed Farzana Doctor, award-winning author and past Writer in Residence for Toronto Public Library, as part of The eh List Author Series. One of CBC's Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now, Doctor is also the author of three novels. Her...

Celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Métis Culture

May 19, 2016 | Sarah Weinrauch

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From Inuit legends to First Nations traditions, this June celebrate Toronto’s Indigenous culture and heritage with Toronto Public Library. There is something for everyone!

The Sounds and Influence of South Asian Music -- Gurpreet Chana at Scarborough Civic Centre

May 18, 2016 | Miriam

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We wrap up the Soundstreams Salon 21 series with a wonderful program featuring Gurpreet Chana (pictured below) on tabla and electronics. The music of Asia has long exerted a profound influence on composers and such influences are today the norm, rather than the exception. With that in mind, this program...

Celebrating the Literary and Artistic Virtues of Comic Arts and Graphic Novels

May 18, 2016 | Ken Sparling

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with thanks to Alice Quinn The Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), presented annually every May by Toronto Public Library, has from its conception, set out to promote the literary and artistic virtues of comic arts and graphic novels. Conspicuously devoid of the celebrity press conferences and the dozens of Spiderman...

Craig Davidson's Precious Cargo

May 12, 2016 | Michal

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Please join us for our final spring Eh List event here at Toronto Reference Library atrium on Thursday May 26, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Craig Davidson, best-selling author of Cataract City, a 2013 Giller Prize finalist (and on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list that year), will talk about Precious...

TCAF Returns to Reference Library on May 14 and 15

May 9, 2016 | Ken Sparling

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After you visit the Toronto Public Library table at Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) - on the main floor in front of the Digital Innovation Hub - and find out about the 5,000+ online comics you can borrow with your library card, there's lots of other great stuff to see...

Anne and Nicholas Giardini on Carol Shields at Toronto Reference Library

May 5, 2016 | Michal

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On May 19, as part of our spring Eh List series, Anne and Nicholas Giardini, the daughter and grandson of Carol Shields, are to appear at the Toronto Reference Library to talk about Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing, their recently published book about one of Canada's finest novelists....

Rupi Kaur, Poet Extraordinaire, at Toronto Reference Library

April 29, 2016 | Michal

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On April 28, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Rupi Kaur, feminist, multi-faceted artist and poet, drew a crowd of 700 people to the Atrium of the Toronto Reference Library. Her diverse audience was totally engaged and enraptured, as she read/performed from her recently published book, milk and honey. She...

Culture Days at the Library: Free Venues Across the City

April 19, 2016 | Miriam

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Culture Days @ the Library happens at a branch near you, on September 30 and October 1. Right now there are some 37 branches that will be hosting amazing and interactive cultural activities. It is very easy to apply: you need only complete this simple application form, now on-line. You...