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Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquitos were built at Downs...

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...

Icon of the event City Hall 50th Series: Shaping Canadian Modernity, Part 1
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Hall

George Kapelos, architect, planner and professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, speaks on the City Hall international competition that drew over 500 entries in 1958. He was chair of Ryerson's Department of Architectural Sc...

Icon of the event John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The beloved author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules returns with Avenue of Mysteries, a novel of fate and memory. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brentwood

This is an opportunity for aspiring writers to learn from established crime fiction authors. Please join this panel of Mystery Writers for a discussion on various writing topics, readings from their personal works, with time...

Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller, Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning bo...

Icon of the event An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event  Technology- The good The bad and The ugly
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

No matter how you cut it, technology is woven into the fabric of our lives. We learn with it. We are entertained with it. We study with it. We even socialize through it. We are guided and influenced by it. How do we make...

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Andrew Borkowski
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for a talk and reading by Toronto author, journalist and editor Andrew Borkowski. He will present his book Copernicus...