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Icon of the event Great Books:  Jane Austen's
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Published posthumously, Jane Austen's last complete and most mature comic novel celebrates her heroine's respect for her own experience and reconsidered judgement. This lecture explores the implications of "persuasion" as th...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie MacDonald
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

Icon of the event  5th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Small Print Toronto and Toronto Public Library invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl?s beloved novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. With a live indie-rock band and local literary luminaries reading stor...

Icon of the event Nate Hendley
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance writer and much published author. Nate has written a series of books, primarily in the true crime genre. His most recent books are "Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice" and "The Maf...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations with settings from around the world and tea with Senior Library Assistant, Sarah Weinrauch.

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event Anthony De Sa
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Lawrence

Anthony de Sa talks about his latest book, Kicking the Sky, and growing up in Toronto's Portuguese community in the 1970s.

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 Word Power: Write, Speak and Read Your Way To Communication Success.
Thu Sep 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Join us for a detailed, passionate and humourous discussion on the importance of mastering communication skills! Transformational writing teacher; Rosalin Krieger, will dispel myths about writing, speaking and reading.

Icon of the event Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.