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Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Jack Granatstein - The Greatest Victory
Wed Dec 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Jack Granatstein, one of Canada?s most prolific and socially active historians,has penned polemics, headed the Canadian War Museum and made deep impacts on the study of history in Canada. In The Greatest Victory, he analyses ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linden MacIntyre - Punishment
Tue Dec 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces re...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

This talk, given by Pat Staton, is inspired by her recent book "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than eighty women, past and present ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Alison Pick - Between Gods
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Alison Pick's last book, Far to Go, was shortlisted for The Man Booker prize and took several important fiction awards. In this memoir, Between Gods, Pick explores the unspoken hints in her family biography and finds herself ...

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Plan International Canada President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney brings her amazing professional background and broad personal knowledge and experience to an entertaining and informative talk about the struggle for girls' right...

Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...