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Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Tween Thursdays: Catherine Rondina
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Author Catherine Rondina will discuss her new book about Food and Poetry from around the World with interactive activities to follow! Ages 8-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registrations starts Tuesd...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more th...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Sat Sep 19, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humberwood

Jason Ramsay Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event The Legendary Hawker Hurricane Fighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will present the history of this famous fighter that was designed in the late 1930's, when biplanes still equipped many RAF squadrons. We'll look at the Hawker's design, engine, production and ...

Icon of the event Ontario Garlic: the Story from Farm to Festival
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Peter McClusky, founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival and author of Ontario Garlic: the Story from Farm to Festival, will be giving a talk on everything you ever wanted to know about garlic, including:...

Icon of the event Richard Crouse
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Elvis is King: Costello?s My Aim is True: Crouse delves into the story of the creation of the groundbreaking album, focusing on Costello?s musical upbringing, the recording of the legendary songs, and the marketing behind the...

Icon of the event Can We Bring Back North York?
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Alan Redway, former mayor of East York, reads from his book "Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City that Worked". Redway's book points the way to the restoration of the Municipality of Metro Toronto (which consisted of Eto...

Icon of the event Colleen Jones
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Canada's greatest curling champion opens up about her extraordinary career and life.

Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...