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Icon of the event Draw out the Story with Brian McLachlan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Hey kids! Do you love comics? Come to the library on Fantastic Friday and meet author and illustrator Brian McLachlan! No matter what style or genre speaks to you, learn the building blocks that help you tell your own stories...

Icon of the event She Won't Be Silenced
Sat Jul 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

Author Lisa Freeman recounts her father's murder and the ensuing trials and tribulations she faced after she was informed that the accused had been granted escorted absences and would be eligible to apply for day parole in 20...

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 Notes in a Minor Key: Writing Life and Loss in Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Fairview

Miriam Toews is known for her quirky, closely-observed portraits of family, community, and the joys and heartbreaks of human existence. In her most recent novel, All My Puny Sorrows (2014), Toews draws on her own experience o...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis'
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

André Alexis' award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways and, in this informal lecture, Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative ...

Icon of the event Small Homes: The Right Size with Author Lloyd Kahn
Sat May 27, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Whereas the typical American home is now 2500 sq. ft., and the typical "tiny home" is 200-300 sq. ft., the homes in Lloyd Kahn's latest book Small Homes: The Right Size are in the 400-1200 sq. ft. range....