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Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Forest Hill

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years. Architectural historian Marta O'Brien received rarely-granted permission to photograph the amazing interior spaces and features, and will share her best...

Icon of the event The World Inside & Around a Beehive
Sat Mar 25, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Forest Hill

Anatole Yarmosh, author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" shares his knowledge of bees and how to construct a small scale hive....

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Cea Person: Nearly Normal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bestselling author of North of Normal, Cea Sunrise Person on growing up in the wilderness, her unconventional family, the power of taking responsibility and her new memoir, Nearly Normal. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event Using Handwriting Analysis to Understand Personality
Mon Mar 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Think handwriting is obsolete? According to Clinical Social Worker Annette Poizner, your handwriting is richly expressive of who you are. In this fascinating presentation, you will analyze celebrity signatures and find out fo...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis's
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

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 w...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Healers and Humanitarians
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cherry
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Forest of Reading Nominee Kathleen Cherry discusses her 2017 Silver Birch nominated book Everyday Hero in a fun interactive presentation....

Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...