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Icon of the event Eurovision: Europe's Favourite TV Show
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parkdale

It's been around since 1956. It gave us ABBA, and launched Céline Dion's international career. It's one of the most watched annual television events in the world. And yet, most North Americans know next to nothing about the E...

Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event Writing the Coming of Age Narrative
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Aspiring writers and others are invited to join Carrianne Leung, author of The Wondrous Woo, to explore the transitional time in life when the child confronts adulthood. Participants will be asked to bring in photos of them...

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Union

Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the massacre of Sikh citizens by government-incited m...

Icon of the event The Three Greek Sisters
Wed Jun 18, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Riverdale Arts and Letters Club presents the Three Greek Sisters. They will share their new cookbook. Presentation, book signing and, perhaps, a nibble or two