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Icon of the event 12,000 Canaries Can't be Wrong
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr John Molot has practiced for over 30 years, specializing in environmental medicine. In his book,

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: Banned Books
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for our monthly Tea and Books session, where the topic will be a lively discussion on Banned Books in honour of Freedom to Read Week. Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compi...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Are you interested in publishing a book? Learn about the process from award-winning, traditionally published thriller writer Madeleine Harris-Callway. She will share her personal story and outline triumphs and setbacks she ex...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps, and brief biographies of more t...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Renate Krakauer
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The new novel " Only by Blood" by Renate Krakauer is a gripping story that begins during the chaos of World War II in Poland , and ends years later in Canada with a voyage back to Poland to solve a family mystery.Come and lis...

Icon of the event Europe and Islamic Art
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Artifacts from Islamic lands have fascinated and inspired artists, artisans and their patrons in Europe since the times of Harun al‑Rashid and Charlemagne. Join us for an informative lecture with Karin Ruehrdanz-Univers...

Icon of the event Food Junkies: The Truth about Food Addiction
Tue Jan 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Do you struggle with your food or eating?...

Icon of the event Colleen Jones
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents Canada's greatest curling champion, Colleen Jones as she opens up about her extraordinary career and life in her new memoire Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life In and Out of Curling. Book sig...

Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Mon Oct 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...