Monday, April 15, 1 pm – Celebrate Poetry Month with Glen Downie
Glen Downie won the Toronto Book Award for his verse poetry collection Loyalty Management. He has also published prose poems (Local news, Left for Right), found poems (Monkey Soap) and a collection of prose poems and found images (Democratic Beauties). He labours under the delusion that every month is poetry month.
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, – Birding 101
Birding is fun, easy, and can be done anywhere. Learn everything you need to know to get started, from choosing binoculars and field guides, to where and when to bird in your neighbourhood, and what birds you are likely to find in the city.
Presented by Monika Croydon, a local bird enthusiast and a member of the Toronto Ornithological Club.
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, downstairs – The Science Behind SIU
Drop in. No registeration required. First come, first served.
Police shooting. Pursuit that ends in a motor vehicle collision. Use of force during a struggle and arrest. If any of these incidents ends with serious injury or death, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) starts an investigation to determine if the officers involved acted criminally. As part of these investigations, the SIU assigns and dispatches forensic investigators, who measure, photograph, collect, and analyze evidence from the scenes of these incidents.
A member of the SIU will explain the science behind investigations, how evidence is collected and what can be learned from what’s collected. Presented as part of Toronto Public Library’s Civil Society program series.
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Zalika Reid-Benta discusses her novel Frying Plantain
Zalika Reid-Benta, Frying Plantain which publishes on June 4, 2019. George Elliot Clark has called Zalika Reid-Benta “a writer to watch”. Frying Plantain is a rich and unforgettable portrait of growing up between worlds. Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation Canadians and first-generation cultural expectations.