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Icon of the event Author Reading: John Kenny
Wed Jul 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Searching for the truth is the most dangerous thing firefighter Donny Robertson will ever do. Join John Kenny, a Captain and 25 year Fire Department veteran, as he reads from his novel "The Spark" and discusses the challenges...

Icon of the event Kyo Maclear Author Visit
Fri Apr 25, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lillian H. Smith

We warmly welcome Kyo Maclear to our library to talk about her diverse background and picture book inspiration, plus engage us in a book-related activity....

Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

Icon of the event An evening in the Nepal Himalaya
Mon Jun 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

If you've ever dreamed of visiting the Himalaya, now is your chance to see what it's all about. Chris Beall will fascinate you with this presentation about the Annapurna Region of central Nepal. This is the most popular trekk...

Icon of the event Rainbow Rowell: In Conversation with Elaine Lui
Thu May 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Rainbow Rowell, superstar author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and more, sits down with Elaine Lui (of LaineyGossip, The Social, and new book Listen to the Squawking Chicken)for a conversation about books, movies, and anything ...

Icon of the event Kamal Al-Solaylee: 2013 Toronto Book Award Winner
Wed Jun 18, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Journalist, theatre critic and instructor Kamal Al-Solaylee reads from his award-winning memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes. It recounts his journey from growing up in the Middle East, coming out as a gay man, and event...

Icon of the event CANCELLED--Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

CANCELLED-- Our Aplogies for any inconvenience--Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the m...

Icon of the event Writing the Coming of Age Narrative
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Aspiring writers and others are invited to join Carrianne Leung, author of The Wondrous Woo, to explore the transitional time in life when the child confronts adulthood. Participants will be asked to bring in photos of them...

Icon of the event Lyme Disease: A Southern Ontario Ticking Time Bomb
Wed Jun 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Speaker, journalist and Lyme sufferer Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, will talk about what is known and unknown about Lyme disease in humans and in natu...