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Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event The de Havilland Mosquito
Thu May 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak about the Downsview-built de Havilland Mosquito. Often called the "Wooden Wonder" and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over 1000 Mosquitos were built at Downsview...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event Author Visit with Susin Nielsen:
Fri May 20, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Amesbury Park

Meet multi-award winning Canadian author Susin Nielsen, as she talks about writing her captivating novels. She is the author of "We Are All Made of Molecules" (Tundra Books, 2015) - her latest novel, nominated for the Ontario...

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event What is it like to be Deafblind?
Tue Jun 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us as we learn about the lived experiences of two individuals who are deafblind (a condition that includes combined visual and hearing loss, on a spectrum). Nadine, board member of Deafblind Association of Toronto (DBAT)...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Robin Stevenson
Thu May 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Kennedy/Eglinton

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian Author of over 18 books for children and teens. She will share her thoughts on writing and talk about her latest book: "Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community."

Icon of the event Nazneen Sheikh
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents author Nazneen Sheikh. A riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality, her novel, The Place of Shining Light, takes readers on a wild journey from the valleys of Afghanista...