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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 Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as stewardesses and pilots, and finally as astronauts....

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

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 Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Apr 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Kelly Wilkinson presents: History of Canadian Broadcasting.

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 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 Scarborough Historical Society meeting with speaker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Nancy MacLeod presents: Victorian Medical Show.

Icon of the event Doug Gibson: Across Canada by Story
Wed Apr 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Douglas Gibson, Alice Munro's editor, brings us new stories about the many famous authors he worked with during his long career as an editor and publisher....

Icon of the event Billie Livingston
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed novelist Billie Livingston. Simmering with dark humor and piercing insights, her new novel, The Crooked Heart of Mercy, is a startling reminder that redemption can be found in the ...