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Icon of the event Meet Author Velvet Haney
Wed Feb 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Author and former model Velvet Haney reads from her debut graphic memoir, "The Mousehouse Years," the turbulent story of a dysfunctional romance, a single mother raising six children and a childhood filled with adversity and ...

Icon of the event Alison Matthews on Fashion Victims The  Pleasures and Perils of Dress
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Alison Matthews David,associate professor of fashion at Ryerson University as she examines the hazards found in materials used for clothes in the nineteenth century. Highly flammable hair combs, fabrics colured with to...

Icon of the event Come Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Elizabeth Gillian (Liz) Muir has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for childr...

Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Caught between two cultures and races -- Being seperated from his Jamaican family for 2 decades due to his Chinese father premature death, Vincent Lee returned to search for his family, identity and belonging. A Q & A session...

Icon of the event Author Reading and Book Signing with Nazila Fathi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran", veteran political correspondent Fathi tells the story of a country and its people struggling to find their way. Blending her own story with historical ...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

As spring returns, join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he discusses wildflowers and the fascinating stories associated with these plants.

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Food Security: Community Gardens
Thu May 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

Do you care about what you eat? Would you like to grow more of your own food? Interested in a community gardening plot? Find out what is happening in your community?from Food Security and Food Hubs to Food Share?and how to ...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...