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Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

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...

Icon of the event The Muse Talks Back: Author Reading with Molly Peacock
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet and author Molly Peacock....

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Mon May 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Locke

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event A Cat and Mouse Game with Steven Price
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Author Steven Price on secrets, betrayals and deceptions, and his 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel, By Gaslight. With Cordelia Strube. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Sat Apr 08, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Locke

Join Anatole Yarmosh, author and fourth generation hobby beekeeper, for a fun and informative presentation on bees. Anatole will supply you with instructions to build your own small-scale hive. Come discover the many direct b...

Icon of the event Small Homes: The Right Size with Author Lloyd Kahn
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 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....