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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations with settings from around the world and tea with Senior Library Assistant, Sarah Weinrauch.

Icon of the event Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Local author Peter O'Brien talks about his new book "Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I studied Latin with my teenager and how I discovered the daughterland".

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Charles Foran - Planet Lolita
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Novelist, journalist and non fiction writer Charles Foran sets his latest novel amid the turmoil of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. There he introduces us to a young bi-racial "half-half" girl as she explores the consequenc...

Icon of the event Evergreen author Simone St. James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Join us for a session with Evergreen-nominated author Simone St. James. Her novel An Inquiry into Love and Death is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St. James will discuss her ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations, discussions and tea with Librarian, Miriam Scribner.

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations, discussions and tea with Librarian, Anna Tharyan.

Icon of the event Great Books:  Jane Austen's
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Published posthumously, Jane Austen's last complete and most mature comic novel celebrates her heroine's respect for her own experience and reconsidered judgement. This lecture explores the implications of "persuasion" as th...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...