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Icon of the event Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Robin Stevenson
Thu May 05, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian Author of over 18 books for children and teens. She will share her thoughts on writing and talk about her latest book: "Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community."...

Icon of the event Glen Downie, poet:  Democratic Beauties
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

City of Toronto Book Award winning poet Glen Downie's new book Democratic Beauties traces a path back to the now dimly remembered pre-digital age using a ribbon - a typewriter ribbon. In this book of poetic and imaginative cr...

Icon of the event Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacL...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

Icon of the event Fading History
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dave Cook, local author, former councillor and story teller, discusses the interesting things that took place while researching for his book: Fading History: Stories of Historical Interest. Topics include: the Lancaster Bomb...

Icon of the event International Affairs with Keith Hyde, Historian
Wed May 04, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde starts a new series of monthly discussions about International Affairs. The program will include an introduction to new non-fiction books in TPL's collection with emphasis on war and conflict.

Icon of the event Alissa York
Wed May 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents the award-winning author of novels Fauna, Effigy and Mercy, Alissa York, on her new novel, The Naturalist, a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery and love set in an epoch when Darwin was res...

Icon of the event Edward Riche
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents award winning author, producer, and film maker Edward Riche. His latest bitingly brilliant comic novel, Today I Learned It Was You, highlights the drama and dysfunction of local politics, ov...