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Icon of the event Amanda Lewis, author of September 17
Thu May 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Meet author Amanda Lewis. She will discuss her children's novel September 17. It retells the harrowing real-life adventure of a group of boys adrift on a life raft for eight days in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Evacuated...

Icon of the event Who is Watching the Watchers?
Thu May 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced controversial legislation, called Bill C-51, to arm Canada's spy service, CSIS with more powers. Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, who has written a book about CSIS, discus...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Cynthia Faryon:
Wed May 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palmerston

Join us for an author visit with "Golden Oak Award" 2015 nominee, Canadian writer Cynthia Faryon, as she discusses her recently nominated non-fiction book "Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen: The Story of David Milg...

Icon of the event Vincent Lam in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Join us as Giller Prize winning author Vincent Lam...

Icon of the event Listening for Black Holes: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Sat May 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
York Woods

Dr. Kipp Cannon is a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. His research is in the field of gravitational wave astronomy, which is the use of minute warps in space and time to learn ...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Velvet Haney reads from The Mousehouse Years: A Memoir
Thu May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Velvet Haney reads from her graphic memoir The Mousehouse Years....

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

Icon of the event Meet Children's Author Andrew Larsen  -
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palmerston

Award-winning Canadian children's author Andrew Larsen will present and read from his new picture book "Charlie's Dirt Day" (December, 2014), the sequel to "Bye, Bye, Butterflies" (2012)....