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Need to Read: Boz Reading Group

A search for love, suicide, and the desire for money. Charles Dickens has always been one to make his stories as utterly complex as possible. Discuss one of his argumentatively finest novels, Bleak House, and see why he is being celebrated two centuries after his birth. Dickens has always been one of my favourite authors, and he has never faltered in his critical view of English socialism. Read and listen to excerpts from the book and see how he could deserve a slot on your bookshelf, and compare the literary prestige over the years. No registration required.

When: June 20, 2012; 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Where: Northern District TPL branch; 5120 Yonge Street

Meeting Muses: Writers Group

Finding fellow writers is even easier than finding a place to write in your local coffee shop. Read the unpublished works of other writers, and even contribute your own pieces in progress for critique. If you don’t want to submit any of your writing for feedback immediately, sit back and be inspired by the words that will slip into your consciousness. No registration required.

When: June 28, 2012; starts at 7:00 pm
Where: Morningside TPL branch;4279 Lawrence Avenue East

Groups with Gore: Tea and Murder Mystery Book Club

Skulk around new books and stories whilst enjoying a hot cup of tea. Discover your next favourite sleuth in contemporary literature with the company of fellow readers. From murder mystery to clever whodunits, there is a limited time to have puzzles of fun. Just don’t spill the tea!

When: June 28, 2012; from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Register: Call (416)-393-7727, or register within the library
Where: Pape/Danforth TPL branch: Program Room; 701 Pape Avenue