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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 Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

Icon of the event Author Visit: Susan Swan
Sat Sep 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

In this Cultural Hotspot event, critically acclaimed journalist, feminist, novelist, activist and teacher, Susan Swan will share her insights as an author, and read from the new paperback edition of her latest novel, The West...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linden MacIntyre - Punishment
Tue Dec 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces re...

Icon of the event Books & Brews
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanderson

Calling all hopheads and book lovers! Join us in a celebration of beer with authors Stephen Beaumont ("The World Atlas of Beer"), David Ort ("The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook") and Jordan St. John ("Ontario Beer"). They will ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Erin Tutte, Local History Librarian at Cedarbrae Branch will provide an introduction to the wealth of resources and researc...

Icon of the event A Novel Cop: From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Drugs, violence, murder. Brent Pilkey has seen it all, up close and personal, in his time as a Toronto Police Officer. He spent fifteen years of his career in the notorious downtown 51 division and has used his esperiences to...

Icon of the event Meet the Author: Sharon A. Crawford
Thu Aug 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Author of the mystery short story collection Beyond the Tripping Point, Sharon A. Crawford is also a freelance journalist, book reviewer and book editor. She is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada.

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Julie Oakes presents ?Victorian Funeral Follies?.

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 ...