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

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights lawyer, will discuss the legacy of Indian Residential Schools for Indigenou...

Icon of the event Shameless:The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Marilyn Churley speaks about her personal and political battles to reform adoption disclosure laws and find her son....

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A Womb with a View: How Margaret Atwood's Uncanny Vision Anticipated Our Current Battles Over Women's Bodies....

Icon of the event Meet Author Tim Falconer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

In his book Bad Singer, author and journalist Tim Falconer looks at the brain science behind tone-deafness and investigates whether it is possible to retrain our brains....

Icon of the event Picture Book Party! Maya and Skunk on a String
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us to celebrate the launch of Skunk on a String, a playful wordless tale by author and illustrator Thao Lam, and Maya, a book where one little girl reminds us of the power of story, from author Mahak Jain and illustrator...