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Icon of the event Marilyn Churley discusses
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Marilyn Churley visits the Albert Campbell library to talk about her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....

Icon of the event In Conversation with Local Author Diane Bracuk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

Local writer Diane Bracuk, winner of the PRISM international 2015 creative non-fiction award,will read her award winning story "Doughnut Eaters" and discuss her approach to memoir. You can...

Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Author Reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps, and brief biographies of more t...

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...