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Icon of the event Author reading - John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Mon Mar 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

"How We Changed Toronto" chronicles the 12-year transformation of civic life in the city from 1969 to 1980. Sewell describes the conflict-filled decade when Toronto developed a new approach to city government, civic engagemen...

Icon of the event Nazneen Sheikh
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents journalist and author Nazneen Sheikh. A riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality, her novel, The Place of Shining Light, takes readers on a wild journey from the valley...

Icon of the event Kathleen Grissom
Tue Apr 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents the author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favourite The Kitchen House. Set in 1830, her new novel, Glory Over Everything, continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of bo...

Icon of the event Rap N' Roll
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Is rap music the new rock n' roll? Why does this music form appeal to a virtual UN of multi-culti audiences across age, race, class, gender and religious designations? Author Dalton Higgins' new book

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Mon Apr 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benef...

Icon of the event Richard Wright
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan, author Richard Wright discussing his new, memorable novel, Nightfall - a story about first loves, love-after-love, and the end of things, set du...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

Icon of the event Billie Livingston
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed novelist Billie Livingston. Simmering with dark humor and piercing insights, her new novel, The Crooked Heart of Mercy, is a startling reminder that redemption can be found in the ...

Icon of the event Former Mayor of Toronto John Sewell
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Presents his new book How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1969-1980....