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Icon of the event An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Come hear this year's finalists read from their work. Q+A, book sale and signing to follow....

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Is there a disconnect between those who experience war both at the front and the home front, and later generations that write novels or make films about war?...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...

Icon of the event Illustrator visit: Kady MacDonald Denton
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yorkville

Canadian illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton discusses her new book, A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker.

Icon of the event Ashdale Writers Group Reading Showcase
Thu Sep 25, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The lively Ashdale Writers Group is in it's second year, meeting at the Gerrard Ashdale Library on alternate Saturday mornings. Please join the Ashdale Writers Group for an evening of prose and poetry as the members share the...

Icon of the event Meet Canadian Author Emily Pohl-Weary:
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with our special guest Emily Pohl-Weary, an award-winning Canadian author, arts educator and editor who will discuss her work and talk about creative writing. Emily is also TPL's "Young V...