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Icon of the event Nazneen Sheikh
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents author Nazneen Sheikh. A riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality, her novel, The Place of Shining Light, takes readers on a wild journey from the valleys of Afghanista...

Icon of the event Marty Chan - TD Book Week
Sat May 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Marty shares the real-life origins behind his mystery series and his sasquatch novels. Through an interactive writing game, Marty will demonstrate that the most ordinary situations can lead to the most amazing stories if you ...

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 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 Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 8:55 am - 9:55 am
Location: Port Union

Join Canadian writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. He is the award-winning author of 20 books. His latest novel, Delusion Road, has been shortlisted for Atlantic Canada's 2016 Ann Connor ...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

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 Fast and Furious Cooking for the Genius
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

Ann Tudor teaches "kitchen freedom" to non-cooks and anti-cooks - those who are afraid of cooking or know nothing about it and don't know where to start. The book's no-recipe approach leads to improvised, impromptu meals tha...

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...