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Icon of the event Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

Icon of the event Sarah Radcliffe: The Fear Fix
Wed Jan 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

All children and teens experience stress, worry and fear - and parents need to know how to help! Learn how to help your child (and yourself!) cope with anxious feelings caused by:...

Icon of the event The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery's Reflections on War
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Special event for the North York Central Library Book Club's January meeting reading Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery....

Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

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 such as Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, P...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

This talk, given by Pat Staton, is inspired by her recent book "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than eighty women, past and present ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Nicholas Pengelley
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Local author Nick Pengelley will read from his latest book "Ryder: American Treasure", the sequel to his political thriller "Ryder" (originally published as "Traitors' Gate"). Fast-paced, edgy, and action-packed. Ryder: Ameri...