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Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Vera Schiff
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Vera Schiff was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926. In 1942, the entire Katz family was deported to Theresienstadt, where all but Vera perished. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945. Vera is the author of the...

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist, Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Register in person or by phone, 41...

Icon of the event How we changed Toronto in the 1970s, and how Toronto has changed since
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Toronto City Council had a reform agenda in the 1970s - it stressed social democracy and social equity, and it established a world-wide reputation for Toronto as a progressive city. The scope of those changes was enormous, bu...

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

Icon of the event Middle-Aged Boys & GIrls
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Diane Bracuk is a Toronto writer who has been published widely in periodicals in Canada and abroad. Her short story collection "Middle-Aged Boys & Girls" was published by Guernica Editions in 2016. One of the stories in the ...

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Nov 01, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Highland Creek

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit....

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft with Professor Duffy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft....

Icon of the event The Nitty Gritty of Comics with Megan Kearney
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a special visit with Megan Kearney as part of our Focus on Youth series! Meet award-winning cartoonist and writer Megan Kearney (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Disney Princess) and dive into the nitty-gritty of comic...