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Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Shining a Light on the Dark Side: Horror Writing in Canada
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present a discussion of horror writing and publishing in Canada, featuring members of the Horror Writers Association: Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Richard S. Todd. Thi...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Ruth Ohi
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Fort York

Meet Canadian Children's Author and Illustrator Ruth Ohi!...

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event Fantasy writer Robin Hobb speaks at the Merril Collection
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Popular fantasy writer Robin Hobb will talk about writing and her books at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, November 13 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch....

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir Discusses her new book
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jones

Local Author Elizabeth Muir will read from and discuss her new book "Riverdale East of the Don".

Icon of the event  Peak Learning - Degenerate Art with Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...

Icon of the event Election Coverage
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Paul Knox, Ryerson University, will talk about election coverage over the years.

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wed Dec 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 10 in the Merril Collection...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...