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Icon of the event Shawn Micallef at Lillian H. Smith
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Author Shawn Micallef will do a reading and discuss his latest book "The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure."...

Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Story Behind The Painted Girls
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller. The novel has garnered rave reviews and is also an Evergreen-nominated title. The novel is inspired by the real-l...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Claire Cameron - The Bear, A Novel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Claire Cameron's newest, The Bear, is a riveting fictionalization of a real event. Told in the voice of six-year old Anna, the tale unfolds as two children struggle to escape the angry bear who attacked and killed their paren...

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Meet  Evergreen Award Nominee Simone St.  James
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alderwood

Alderwood Branch is pleased to present author Simone St. James. Her novel"An Inquiry Into Love and Death" is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St.James will discuss her latest wor...