An Interview with Our New Writer in Residence, Ayelet Tsabari

February 1, 2018 | Michal

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Photo credit: Jonathan Bloom Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth" won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her memoir in essays, The Art of Leaving, is due to...

Tkaronto: A New Perspective on Map-Making

January 23, 2018 | Richard

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CARTOGRAPHY 17 Tkaronto: "A New Perspective on Map-Making" Art Starts Map of Toronto on Display from February 1 - March 5, 2018 At the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street - 2nd Floor ___________________________ ____________________ __________ Cartography 17 envisions a collaborative, arts-based representation of Toronto’s geography as it existed over...

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence

January 15, 2018 | Michal

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Photo by Jonathan Bloom Are you an aspiring writer? Join Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, as she leads workshops, gives presentations and an interview, hosts panel discussions, and provides one-on-one appointments as Toronto Public Library's Spring 2018 Writer in Residence. The Best Place on Earth...

What's Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

January 10, 2018 | Pam

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Join author Tom Slee, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, as he explores the personal and societal consequences of the so-called sharing economy. Drawing on his original empirical research, in his book, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust...

Toronto Reference Library at 40: The Work of Bruno De Lorenzi

December 29, 2017 | Barbara Myrvold

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In her December 2017 report, City Librarian Vickery Bowles noted, “Toronto Reference Library celebrated its 40th anniversary with a series of programs and blog posts featuring collections and highlighting the history and architecture of the building. The activities and accompanying social media generated lively discussions about what TRL has meant...

TRL Program Calendar December 2017

November 30, 2017 | Katherine

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Free programs, free movies, free exhibits. All at the Toronto Reference Library. Click on each image to enlarge or Download The December 2017 @ TRL as a pdf. For a full list of programs to browse or search, visit our Programs, Classes and Exhibits page.

W.E.D. Ross: Canada’s Most Prolific Author?

November 30, 2017 | Steven

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You never know what you might find hidden in the stacks at the Toronto Reference Library. For example, there is a bay of books by the man who has been called Canada’s most prolific author (New Brunswick Consortium of Professional Writers), as well as the fastest fiction writer who ever...

eh List: Elaine Dewar and Nick Mount

November 6, 2017 | Michal

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You are invited to join us on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for #CanLit: a Topsy-Turvy History. Elaine Dewar is the bestselling author of Bones: Discovering the First Americans, and Nick Mount is an acclaimed writer and critic. They are appearing as part...

Toronto Reference Library at 40: Opening Ceremonies, November 2, 1977

November 3, 2017 | Richard

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Thousands were in attendance when the Metropolitan Toronto Library Board officially opened its new library at 8 pm on Wednesday November 2, 1977. The event was the culmination of nearly a decade of planning, re-planning and political wrangling about the building and its location, and two months of delays to...

Meet Seven Fallen Feathers Author Tanya Talaga on October 26

October 23, 2017 | Pam

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In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from his residential school. There was an inquest, but the four recommendations that were made were never applied. Between 2000 and 2011, seven indigenous high school students have died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students...