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Icon of the event Celebrating Italian Heritage Month - Family Time in Italian!
Sat Jun 07, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downsview

Join Happie Testa, co-owner of the multilingual children's bookstore Rainbow Caterpillar, as she reads delightful books to young children in both Italian and English. Happie will also be sharing some insights on how to get ki...

Icon of the event Author Reading: John Kenny
Wed Jul 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Searching for the truth is the most dangerous thing firefighter Donny Robertson will ever do. Join John Kenny, a Captain and 25 year Fire Department veteran, as he reads from his novel "The Spark" and discusses the challenges...

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Union

Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the massacre of Sikh citizens by government-incited m...

Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

Icon of the event CANCELLED--Meet Jaspreet Singh, Author of Helium
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

CANCELLED-- Our Aplogies for any inconvenience--Told from the perspective of Raj, an Indian-born man living in Ithaca, New York, Helium is a novel that confronts one of the most shocking moments in the history of India: the m...

Icon of the event Writing the Coming of Age Narrative
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Aspiring writers and others are invited to join Carrianne Leung, author of The Wondrous Woo, to explore the transitional time in life when the child confronts adulthood. Participants will be asked to bring in photos of them...

Icon of the event Lyme Disease: A Southern Ontario Ticking Time Bomb
Wed Jun 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Speaker, journalist and Lyme sufferer Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, will talk about what is known and unknown about Lyme disease in humans and in natu...