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Icon of the event Author reading - John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Mon Mar 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

"How We Changed Toronto" chronicles the 12-year transformation of civic life in the city from 1969 to 1980. Sewell describes the conflict-filled decade when Toronto developed a new approach to city government, civic engagemen...

Icon of the event Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 Sally Christie
Thu Apr 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents Sally Christie and The Rivals of Versailles, the second installment of The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy. Filled with conniving politicians and hopeful beauties, the court of Louis XV co...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women In The Sky
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join author Elizabeth Muir as she discusses her book Canadian Women In The Sky: 100 Years Of Flight, which tells the story of how Canadian women broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as stewa...

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

The eh List Author Series presents journalist and 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 valley...

Icon of the event Kathleen Grissom
Tue Apr 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents the author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favourite The Kitchen House. Set in 1830, her new novel, Glory Over Everything, continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of bo...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Jean Marc Ah-Sen
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Join local BookThug author Jean Marc Ah-Sen as he discusses his novel Grand Menteur, set in the secret world of Mauritian street gangs. Mauritian Kreol, English, and French blend together into a heady brew of language in thi...

Icon of the event Marilyn Churley: Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Mon Apr 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benef...