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Icon of the event Ria Voros: Author Visit
Wed May 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us on May 13th when noted Canadian Young Adult (YA) author and dessert afficionado, Ria Voros, will be reading from some of her works. Ria's latest titles are The Opposite of Geek (2013) and Nobody's Dog (2012), both ava...

Icon of the event Great Books: Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Hakka: The
Thu May 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

A Brief Introduction to the Hakka Diaspora from China to Jamaica and Canada....

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event Meet Author Jacqueline Guest
Wed May 13, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parkdale

Join award-winning Children and Youth author Jacqueline Guest for an engaging talk about her book The Comic Book War, a 2015 OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award Finalist....

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...