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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...

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 And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event Meet  Evergreen Award Nominee Simone St.  James
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alderwood

Alderwood Branch is pleased to present author Simone St. James. Her novel"An Inquiry Into Love and Death" is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St.James will discuss her latest wor...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Charles Foran - Planet Lolita
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Novelist, journalist and non fiction writer Charles Foran sets his latest novel amid the turmoil of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. There he introduces us to a young bi-racial "half-half" girl as she explores the consequenc...

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

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 Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Local author Peter O'Brien talks about his new book "Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I studied Latin with my teenager and how I discovered the daughterland".

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Claire Cameron - The Bear, A Novel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Claire Cameron's newest, The Bear, is a riveting fictionalization of a real event. Told in the voice of six-year old Anna, the tale unfolds as two children struggle to escape the angry bear who attacked and killed their paren...