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Icon of the event THE SECOND:  A Novel about Spirituality, Religion, and Politics by Alan J Cooper
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A half-century ago, when baby boomers reached their teens, there began a giant drop in traditional church attendance. At the same time, there came to grow a spiritual hunger as manifested in ecological awareness, human rights...

Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College/Shaw

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event Anne Enright
Tue May 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join Man Booker Prize-winning Irish author and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction winner Anne Enright for readings from her new novel,...

Icon of the event Making space for peace:
Tue May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

International protective accompaniment as alter-geopolitics...

Icon of the event Come Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Elizabeth Gillian (Liz) Muir has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for childr...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Shawn Micallef - The Trouble With Brunch
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the...

Icon of the event Poetry Night with Lilly Barnes: Journey of a Life Lived in Turbulent Times
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and music at Palmerston Library Theatre with Canadian poet and author Lilly Barnes who will read from her new book "Journey" (Inanna Publications, 2014). Book signing ...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...