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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Elspeth Cameron - Aunt Winnie
Thu May 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Northern District

Winnie, Elspeth Cameron?s aunt, lived in Rosedale with her family in the 1910s. Over the course of her life, she saw the city change from an English and Scottish bastion with horse-drawn buggies, to a multicultural city whe...

Icon of the event Celebrating Italian Heritage Month - Family Time in Italian!
Sat Jun 07, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downsview

Join Happie Testa, co-owner of the multilingual children's bookstore Rainbow Caterpillar, as she reads delightful books to young children in both Italian and English. Happie will also be sharing some insights on how to get ki...

Icon of the event Meet Author:  Jill  MacLean
Thu May 15, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North York Central Library

Come and Join white pine nominee, author Jill MacLean, as she speaks about her books and being a Children's writer....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Priscila Uppal - Projection - Encounters...
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kim Thompson
Wed May 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northern District

Come and join Silver Birch Nominee, author Kim Thompson, as she speaks about her books and being a Children?s writer....

Icon of the event Grand Houses: How The Other Half Lived
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Hill

Architectural historian Marta O'Brien will use photographs and architectural drawings to illustrate Toronto's mansions dating back to the early 1800's. Registration is required in person or by calling 416-393-7706.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Perrine Leblanc - L'homme blanc
Tue Apr 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

L'homme blanc, c'est Kolia, élevé dans les prisons de Staline. Grâce à Iossif il survivra et à sa sortie il réussira à intégrer un cirque à Moscou où il deviendra clown. Ce premier roman de Perrine Leblanc a gagné le Prix du ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ray Robertson - I Was There the Night He Died
Wed Apr 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Sam's dad has Alzheimer's, his mom died of stroke, his wife in a car crash. Samantha's a cutter. Eighteen. Living next door. Weed and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship-yet in this funny, off-color, philosophical novel f...

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Union

Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the massacre of Sikh citizens by government-incited m...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Perrine Leblanc - Kolia
Tue Apr 22, 2014 | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Northern District

Kolia is a novel about a Soviet labour camp survivor who overcomes his past and succeeds as a circus performer until the collapse of the Soviet Union. The novel was winner of the Governor General's award for French Fiction, t...