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Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Garry Duncan, author of When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death, and retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area o...

Icon of the event Illustrating Children's Books
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Aries Cheung presents an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from initial ideas to the production of "camera-ready" artwork. Basic art theories and visual psychology will be discussed. Hands-on exercises...

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Melanie Florence
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Golden Oak Award nominee, Melanie Florence discusses her recently nominated book,...

Icon of the event Vimy 100: A New Look
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

This talk by Jack L. Granatstein will look at the great Canadian battle in April 1917. Who were the men of the Canadian Corps? Who planned the battle? Who were the enemy? And how and why did the Canadian Corps take the Ridge?

Icon of the event Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Poets Roo Borson, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar, and Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements, in conversation with Toronto's Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

Icon of the event Great Houses of England : A Nation?s History and Art with Susanne Jeffery.
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A knowledge of the rich social, cultural and artistic heritage found in the great houses of the British Isles provides an insider's view of their lives and history.Extraordinary images will provide the basis for a visual pres...

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event The Amazing Universe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Woodview Park

Amazing Universe - Join Woodview Park Library as Dr. John Percy Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto discusses the amazing universe. Learn about the real universe and the study of it. Learn a...

Icon of the event The Power of Names: Author Talk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Dr. Mavis Himes discusses her new book "The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We Are Called" .She describes how personal names and family names shape our lives as well as the derivation and historical impo...