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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Maureen Jennings - No Known Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The author of the books behind TV?s Murdoch Mysteries is back with a new novel featuring Detective Inspector Tom Tyler. Set in Shropshire, England, in the shadow of World War II, Tyler is beset with a double murder which bri...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Frances Itani - Tell
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

FRANCES ITANI, a Member of the Order of Canada, has received awards and accolades for her novels and for her poetry. In Tell, she brings to life post-war characters and situations which will not soon be forgotten by Canadian ...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Joseph Boyden - The Orenda
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Earlier this year, Canada Reads chose The Orenda as "the one novel that could change Canada." Superstar writer Joseph Boyden discusses this intense historical novel, and the forces that helped shape our country....

Icon of the event Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

Icon of the event A Novel Cop: From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Drugs, violence, murder. Brent Pilkey has seen it all, up close and personal, in his time as a Toronto Police Officer. He spent fifteen years of his career in the notorious downtown 51 division and has used his esperiences to...

Icon of the event Building a Professional Illustration Portfolio
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms presents the basics of developing a professional illustration portfolio. Also included are marketing tips, networking advice, an overview of the children?s illustration market, and how...

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Programme
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children?s art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event Books & Brews
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanderson

Calling all hopheads and book lovers! Join us in a celebration of beer. There will be a panel of local authors talking about why craft beer matters, the history of beer in Toronto, pairing beer and food, and what the future m...

Icon of the event How to Illustrate for Publishers
Sat Oct 04, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District

With real-life anecdotes and illustration samples, Patricia Storms discusses illustrating children?s books for publishers. Using examples from her own work as well as other illustrators, Patricia shows the process of developi...