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Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

Don Gillmor's brilliant new novel, Long Change, examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man; both stories are epic.

Icon of the event Tween Thursdays: Catherine Rondina
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Author Catherine Rondina will discuss her new book about Food and Poetry from around the World with interactive activities to follow! Ages 8-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registrations starts Tuesd...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto?s Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Ian Brown
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Sixty: From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually…sixty.

Icon of the event Shakespeare's Day Dream
Sat Aug 01, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkdale

Join the Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) for a free all day event which includes a hands-on workshop and play rooted in Shakespeare's text and other fun theatre games!...

Icon of the event An evening with Crime Writers of Canada
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Do love a good crime novel?...

Icon of the event The Legendary Hawker Hurricane Fighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will present the history of this famous fighter that was designed in the late 1930's, when biplanes still equipped many RAF squadrons. We'll look at the Hawker's design, engine, production and ...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Author Jasmine D'Costa on her new book Branded a Baby Killer
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son....