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Icon of the event Claire Cameron: Neanderthals & Millenials
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Bestselling author of

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Forest Hill

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years. Architectural historian Marta O'Brien received rarely-granted permission to photograph the amazing interior spaces and features, and will share her best...

Icon of the event The World Inside & Around a Beehive
Sat Mar 25, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Forest Hill

Anatole Yarmosh, author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" shares his knowledge of bees and how to construct a small scale hive....

Icon of the event Ryan Eyford: White Settler Reserve
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Dr. Ryan Eyford, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, will discuss his new book White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, published by UBC Press....

Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson on the epic hunt of the lost Franklin Expedition and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.

Icon of the event Jerusalem with Professor Andrew Knight Messenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the significance of the city of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Professor Knight-Messenger, St. Mikes, U of T will discuss the religious and historical significance...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event B. Denham Jolly: In the Black: My Life
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

In the Black: My Life traces B. Denham Jolly's personal and professional struggle for a place in a country where Black Canadians...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...