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Icon of the event Don Calame:
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North York Central Library

Hollywood Screenwriter and Award-Winning Young Adult writer, Don Calame discusses his experience screenwriting and writing novels....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linden MacIntyre - Punishment
Tue Dec 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces re...

Icon of the event Meet Canadian Author Emily Pohl-Weary:
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with our special guest Emily Pohl-Weary - an award-winning Toronto author, arts educator, and editor. She has published six books, including a biography, a girl pirate comic, an anthology...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charles Dickens'
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Jack Granatstein - The Greatest Victory
Wed Dec 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Jack Granatstein, one of Canada?s most prolific and socially active historians,has penned polemics, headed the Canadian War Museum and made deep impacts on the study of history in Canada. In The Greatest Victory, he analyses ...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event Election Fever: Exploring What Makes Our City Great
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Toronto's municipal politics has been on a crazy ride for the past few years-a ride from gravy train to crack scandals and beyond-that Edward Keenan has covered in his writing for The Grid magazine and the Toronto Star, and w...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Alison Pick - Between Gods
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Alison Pick?s last book, Far to Go, was shortlisted for The Man Booker prize and took several important fiction awards. In this memoir, Between Gods, Pick explores the unspoken hints in her family biography and finds herself ...

Icon of the event Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...