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Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

One of Canada's leading psychiatrists and founder of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Paul Garfinkel has written a candid new memoir. Through his 40-year career and life devoted to the understanding, care and a...

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

Fifteen Dogs: André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fiftee...

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

How You Were Born is a collection of stories by 2015 Trillium Award Winner, Kate Cayley, that investigates the bizarre, the tragi-comic and the unbelievable elements that run through human lives.

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 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 Mosquito's were built at Down...

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

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

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 ceative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980, discussing the landmark events and main player...

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 ...