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Icon of the event Robert Wiersema
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Robert J. Wiersema. The bestselling author of Before I Wake new novel, Black Feathers, introduces sixteen year old Cassie, living under the spectra of a serial killer and questioning her own...

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 Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: George Walker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Canadian artist and writer George Walker presents a slide show on illustrators of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, up to his acclaimed interpretation, published by the Cheshire Cat Press. Call the Osborne Col...

Icon of the event Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Decoded
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Award-winning scholar, author, screenwriter and dramaturge David Day takes us down the rabbit hole of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - published 150 years ago in 1865....

Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning boo...

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 On the eh List: Nino Ricci
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man's descent into sleeplessness. Join this eh List author for a readin...

Icon of the event No Ordinary Reading: 5 Very Different and Excellent  Authors Read
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

No Ordinary Reading! Five (Very Different) Authors Read at the Annette Street Library....

Icon of the event In Conversation with Local Author Diane Bracuk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

Local writer Diane Bracuk, winner of the PRISM international 2015 creative non-fiction award,will read her award winning story "Doughnut Eaters" and discuss her approach to memoir. You can...

Icon of the event Li Jun and the Iron Road Book Launch
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Meet Anne Tait, movie producer, writer for stage, screen, and print, broadcaster, casting director and author of the adventure-romance based on the award-winning movie, Iron Road....