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Icon of the event Draw out the Story with Brian McLachlan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Hey kids! Do you love comics? Come to the library on Fantastic Friday and meet author and illustrator Brian McLachlan! No matter what style or genre speaks to you, learn the building blocks that help you tell your own stories...

Icon of the event Global Shift to the Hard Right?  Tony Burman
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Are the dark clouds of the far right appearing again in Europe? Spurred on by Donald Trump's election victory in the United States, extremist political leaders in Europe are gaining in popularity. And even mainstream partie...

Icon of the event Not Your Granddad's Weed
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: St. James Town

Join us for a discussion with Forensic Toxicologist Jim Wigmore who will discuss the history and prohibition of cannabis and compare it with alcohol. He will also be talking about the various forms of cannabis and their pote...

Icon of the event 2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clo...

Icon of the event Meet Ian Hamilton
Wed Jul 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Ian Hamilton is the author of the Ava Lee series.

Icon of the event Star Talks: Is Fake News the New Propaganda?
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tim Wu & Mathew Ingram discuss the blight of fake news. In conjunction with the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Toronto Star....

Icon of the event Small Homes: The Right Size with Author Lloyd Kahn
Sat May 27, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Whereas the typical American home is now 2500 sq. ft., and the typical "tiny home" is 200-300 sq. ft., the homes in Lloyd Kahn's latest book Small Homes: The Right Size are in the 400-1200 sq. ft. range....

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Fredrik Backman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of A Man Called Ove, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything....

Icon of the event How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously)
Wed Jun 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Peter Fulton reads from and discusses his Amazon eBook-based novel How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously). The question & answer session will be moderated by fellow author Elan Mastai. ...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Jul 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit....