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The Toronto Reference Library will be celebrating the big 30 this Friday, and you’re invited to its open house birthday party.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Breakfast Television host Kevin Frankish, Mayor David Miller, and architects Raymond and Ajon Moriyama, the event includes poetry readings, music, artist demonstrations, library tours, workshops, etc. The library will also launch Your Stories, a collection of personal narratives about the library’s role in the lives of Torontonians. In addition, [murmur], an innovative location-based oral history documentary project, will release four new story locations around the library building.
Full listing details after the fold.
Toronto Literary Listings: October 30–November 7
Tuesday, October 30
ART BAR POETRY SERIES presents Ron Charach, John Reibetanz and Christopher Patton. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
SHARON BUTALA will be reading and open for discussion. Eatonville Library (430 Burnhamthorpe). 7 p.m.. Free. 416-394-5270.
PRESS ON LAUNCH presents by Phlip Arima, Phoebe Tsang, and Heather J Wood. Central (603 Markham). 7:45 p.m. Free. 416-913-4586.
Wednesday, October 31
EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (TORONTO BRANCH) presents Copy Editing: A Hands-on Introduction, a seminar for those considering a career in editing. This two-day seminar (on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7) will provide a solid introductory knowledge base and plenty of hands-on practice. Oakham House (63 Gould Street, Room A/B). 9:30–4:30 p.m. $175 for members/$205 for non-members. Call 416-975-5528 or visit www.editors.ca to register.
THE BOX SALON hosts an evening of word, film, dance, and music by Semi Chellas, Sharon Harris, Sean Dixon, Steve Kado, Jessica Rose, Jessica Runge, Moheb Soliman, Troy Emery Twigg, and others. Rivoli (332 Queen Street West, Back Room). 8 p.m. $5 minimum. 416-929-1906.
JEWISH BOOK FAIR. Readings and musical entertainment. Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (4588 Bathurst Street). 1:30 p.m.
Friday, November 2
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 10:30 a.m. Free.
IV LOUNGE READING SERIES presents Merle Nudelman, Micheline Maylor, and Stacey May Fowles. I.V. Lounge (326 Dundas Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
Monday, November 5
INSOMNIAC PRESS BOOK LAUNCH. Featuring new titles by Olive Senior (Shell), Roseanne Carrara (A Newer Wilderness), and Catherine Graham (Pupa). Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue). 7:30 p.m
Tuesday, November 6
ART BAR POETRY SERIES presents Shane Koyczan, Bob Snider, and Susan McCaslin. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
SCOTIABANK GILLER LIGHT BASH in support of Frontier College. Watch the Giller Prize Gala on a big screen and enjoy music by Kyle Riabko. Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery (255 Bremner Boulevard, The Roundhouse). 7 p.m. Tickets $25, purchase them here.
Wednesday, November 7
SWAP TRIVIA with quote master Robert Colombo and dictionary diva Katherine Barber. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 12:30 p.m. Free.