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Icon of the event Junior Sleuth Academy with Evan Munday
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Artist-author Evan Munday, creator of the much acclaimed series The Dead Kid Detective Agency, conducts a mystery-writing workshop for writers aged 8-12 interested in investigating the paranormal!...

Icon of the event D.J. McIntosh
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents D.J. McIntosh and her new novel Angel of Eden. Inspired by the looting of artifacts from the Iraq National Museum, the Toronto native discusses the origin of angels and the real location of ...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 20
Icon of the event Elizabeth Hay
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Elizabeth Hay. The Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom discusses her new, irresistible novel, His Whole Life, which has everything we would hope for ...

Icon of the event What's In Your Beauty Products?
Sat Jan 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

How do you choose your lipstick? By colour? By the label? Or by the ingredients list?...

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with our passion for Crime Fiction. Join 3 Canadian authors as they discuss mystery and crime novels.

Icon of the event Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: George Walker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Canadian artist and writer George Walker presents a slide show on illustrators of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, up to his acclaimed interpretation, published by the Cheshire Cat Press. Call the Osborne Col...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of "Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests" (

Icon of the event Greg Hollingshead
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Greg Hollingshead. On the twentieth anniversary of The Roaring Girl, Governor General Literary Award-winning author and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist presents a riveting new book: Act Nor...

Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning boo...