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Icon of the event Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table is about storytelling in the digital age. It's a jaunty account of a single father, 55, and his daughter, 15, studying Grade 10 Latin together. The book explores the bustling life of teenaged ...

Icon of the event Fantasy writer Robin Hobb speaks at the Merril Collection
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Popular fantasy writer Robin Hobb will talk about writing and her books at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, November 13 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch....

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. Though her books about war and remembrance have become Linda Granfield's signature titles, her route to them has been unplanned and adventure-filled. Photo by Studio Anka.

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wed Dec 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 10 in the Merril Collection...

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 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 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 Arlene Chan at Lillian H. Smith
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Arlene Chan will be launching her new book, Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies...

Icon of the event Shining a Light on the Dark Side: Horror Writing in Canada
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present a discussion of horror writing and publishing in Canada, featuring members of the Horror Writers Association: Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Richard S. Todd. Thi...

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 policitical thriller "Ryder" (originally published as "Traitors' Gate"). Fast-paced, edgy, and action-packed. Ryder: Ame...