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Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

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: 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 A Brush Full of Colour:  The World of Ted Harrison
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join British Columbia author Margriet Ruurs as she introduces us to her new picture book biography about famous Canadian painter Ted Harrison. Enjoy a drawing lesson using the bright, unusual colours and style favoured by Ha...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors such as Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, P...

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

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 Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

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 Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...