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Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Author Rona Arato presents her book "The Last Train" harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar and their mother surviving the Nazi occupation.

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

The Mesdames of Mayhem are fifteen established Canadian women crime writers, most of whom are winners or finalists of leading awards in crime fiction writing. Meet five members of this group and share in their knowledge and ...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event Surviving the Holocaust
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Holocaust survivor and author of 'The Son of an Extraordinary Woman,' Andy Reti, shares his family's journey to freedom during the Second World War, as part of Holocaust Education Week. A Q & A session will follow. No Registr...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Roots
Mon Nov 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

What is a heritage tree? Why is it so important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritag...

Icon of the event Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Dan Falk will explore Shakespeare's interest in the scientific discoveries of his time - asking what he knew, when he knew it, and how that knowledge is reflected in his work....

Icon of the event Judie Oron Cry of the Giraffe
Fri Nov 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Journalist and award-winning author Judie Oron will talk about her novel, Cry of the Giraffe, based on the true story of her daughter's experience as a slave in Ethiopia.

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...