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It is remarkable how Cleopatra’s story has remained relevant some two thousand years after her death. Her story was first told by Roman writers, such as Plutarch and Dio Cassius. Based on these written sources, Shakespeare wrote his tragedy Antony and Cleopatra in the seventeenth century. His words still resound... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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On Friday November 8, the second session of the start-up Biographies! Book Club will feature Sarah Parcak’s 2019 book entitled "Archaeology from Space: How the Future shapes our Past." Come to the Discussion Room on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library from 2-3:30 pm and share your thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Thanks Michal. The talk went very well. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Yes, I am more of a mystery fan too and I wouldn't want to limit anyone to just one genre of Librarian-themed lit.
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Thank you for the suggestion. I have limited my examples to Harlequins, as that is the subject of the presentation on February 14th
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In honour of Valentine’s Day and lovers everywhere, there will be a Literary Treasures presentation on Thursday, Feburary 14th 2 - 3 pm in the Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library. The focus will be a celebration of Harlequin’s 70 years as a Canadian success story. The very name... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Come to a Literary Treasures presentation on Friday October 26 at 7 PM at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (on the 3rd Floor) by Steven B. Shubert, The Monster Awakes: The Mummy in 19th century Fiction It was two hundred years ago that Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Touché. Thanks for the comment. Steven
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Join us on Saturday, April 14th at 2 pm, at the Toronto Reference Library in the Discussion Room (3rd Floor), for a talk by Christopher Kelk entitled: "Juvenal: Ancient Rome's Greatest Curmudgeon! Why was He So Angry?" Photo used by permission Quintilian (Institutes 10.1.93-5) claimed that satire was a uniquely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog