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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Elspeth Cameron - Aunt Winnie
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Winnie, Elspeth Cameron?s aunt, lived in Rosedale with her family in the 1910s. Over the course of her life, she saw the city change from an English and Scottish bastion with horse-drawn buggies, to a multicultural city whe...

Icon of the event World Pride: Ken Setterington
Tue Jun 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bendale

Come celebrate World Pride with award winning author Ken Setterington. Author of recently published Branded by the Pink Triangle, Ken will discuss events in LGBTQ history, and share how learning from the past can help safegu...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ray Robertson - I Was There the Night He Died
Tue Jun 10, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Sam's dad has Alzheimer's, his mom died of stroke, his wife in a car crash. Samantha's a cutter. Eighteen. Living next door. Weed and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship-yet in this funny, off-color, philosophical novel f...

Icon of the event Solo Travel: 6 Things You Absolutely Must Know
Wed May 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Don?t leave home without listening to seasoned world traveler and writer Janice Waugh.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Nicole Lundrigan - The Widow Tree
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

In the fall of 1953, three teenagers find a clutch of long-lost Roman coins, and they argue over what to do with them. Nevena insists they should be turned to the authorities. János wants to keep them. And Dorján walks the l...

Icon of the event Author Talk: The Wolves of St. Peter's
Thu Jun 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk discuss their historical mystery, The Wolves of St. Peter's -- a suspenseful, intoxicating mystery of art, young love and betrayal, set amid the glory and corruption of Renaissance Rome. Drop-in.

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Union

Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the massacre of Sikh citizens by government-incited m...

Icon of the event Celebrating Italian Heritage Month - Family Time in Italian!
Sat Jun 07, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downsview

Join Happie Testa, co-owner of the multilingual children's bookstore Rainbow Caterpillar, as she reads delightful books to young children in both Italian and English. Happie will also be sharing some insights on how to get ki...

Icon of the event Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World
Tue Jun 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Come and hear how an American became enthralled with our films and what they show of our Canadian identity....

Icon of the event Children and Young Adult  Author Visit - Don Aker
Tue May 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Bestselling children and young adult author Don Aker is internationally known for hard hitting stories that address social issues such as youth crime, although his recent work includes a mystery thriller set in Nova Scotia. ...