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Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Boost Your Willpower, Change Your Life
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Do you know the boundaries of your comfort zone and why they exist? Do you want to break through these boundaries? Curious about how the latest neuroscience and behavioural science research can explain why we do what we do, a...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: Banned Books
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for our monthly Tea and Books session, where the topic will be a lively discussion on Banned Books in honour of Freedom to Read Week. Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compi...

Icon of the event Europe and Islamic Art
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Artifacts from Islamic lands have fascinated and inspired artists, artisans and their patrons in Europe since the times of Harun al‑Rashid and Charlemagne. Join us for an informative lecture with Karin Ruehrdanz-Univers...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

! The eh List Author Series presents Beth Powning and her new novel, A Measure of Light. Bringing her trademark elegance and insight to the life of an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan ...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Are you interested in publishing a book? Learn about the process from award-winning, traditionally published thriller writer Madeleine Harris-Callway. She will share her personal story and outline triumphs and setbacks she ex...

Icon of the event Ian Brown
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which bestselling author Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually…sixty. Book ...

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Mon Oct 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The eh List Author Series presents Don Gillmor in conversation on his new novel, Long Change. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, this ...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...