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Icon of the event Night Madness: A Rear Gunner's Story of Love, Courage and Hope in WW II
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eglinton Square

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research and a long distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, the author, Richard Pyves, weaves together this true story of his father Ron, into a touching love story and...

Icon of the event An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event A Foray into the Food Industry
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and solutions....

Icon of the event An Evening of Crime at the Yorkville Library
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Come and hear four Canadian crime writers read from their latest works. Sharon Crawford, a mystery writer and former journalist, will interview the panel. A question and answer period will follow and books will be available f...

Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquitos were built at Downs...

Icon of the event An Evening with John Sewell
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

John Sewell, a former mayor of Toronto and author presents his latest book, How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980, discussing the landmark events and main playe...

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

! The eh List Author Series presents Beth Powning and her new novel, A Measure of Light. Bringing her trademark elegance and insight to the life of an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan ...

Icon of the event Kate Cayley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents 2015 Trillium Book Prize winner, Kate Cayley in conversation on her debut, award-winning book, How You Were Born. A collection of short stories, Cayley investigates the bizarre, the tragi-co...

Icon of the event Andre Alexis
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents 2015 Toronto Book Award finalist André Alexis for a reading and discussion of his nominated novel, Fifteen Dogs. A contemporary take on the apologue, Alexis' latest offers a compelling and a...