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Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event International Affairs with Keith Hyde, Historian
Wed May 04, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde starts a new series of monthly discussions about International Affairs. The program will include an introduction to new non-fiction books in TPL's collection with emphasis on war and conflict.

Icon of the event Uptown at the Salon Presents: Chris Cleave
Tue May 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Meet Chris Cleave, The New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed author of "Little Bee" on his newest book, "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven". Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...

Icon of the event Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

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 Raising Butterflies
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! Author and educator Carol Pasternak will delight you with details of this incredible insect's life and challenges. You'll learn how to raise monarchs, as well as how to attrac...

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

Icon of the event Ann Y. K. Choi
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the debut novel by Ann Y. K. Choi. Set in Toronto's Korean community in the 1980s, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety is a bitter-sweet, coming-of-age story as a young Korean girl pursues her dreams t...

Icon of the event Robert J. Sawyer
Mon May 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the Hugo and Nebula award winning author Robert J. Sawyer. His new sci-fi thriller, Quantum Night, explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing.