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Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linwood Barclay - No Safe House
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Linwood Barclay, Toronto-based thriller writer and bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, joins us to discuss his gripping new suspense novel,...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Word on the Street 25 Years celebration
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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The eh List Author Series salutes 25 years of Word On The Street with a special presentation of great authors with great new books....

Icon of the event Thomas King
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Thomas King speaks with CTV's Marci Ien about his first literary novel in 15 years,...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Michael Harris - Party of One
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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iPolitics journalist Michael Harris?s work has sparked four commissions of inquiry and three of his books have been made into films. In his latest, Party of One, Harris contends that Stephen Harper is more than a master of co...

Icon of the event Louise Penny
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Missed her last fall? The bestselling author returns with her newest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, The Long Way Home. With former CBC radio host Mary Lou Finlay....

Icon of the event Caitlin Moran
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Caitlin Moran, the British bad girl writer and New York Times bestselling author hailed as "the UK's answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire), as she talks about her hilari...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event Naomi Klein
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author of the global bestsellers No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, discusses her new book,...