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Icon of the event Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Small Print Toronto & Toronto Public Library are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie Macdonald
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Charles Foran - Planet Lolita
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Novelist, journalist and non fiction writer Charles Foran sets his latest novel amid the turmoil of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. There he introduces us to a young bi-racial "half-half" girl as she explores the consequenc...

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event Louise Penny
Mon Aug 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Missed her last fall? The bestselling author returns with her newest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, The Long Way Home. With former CBC radio host Mary Lou Finlay....

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction with Donna Kakonge
Thu Jul 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spadina Road

Want to write your own story? Want to explore writing creative non-fiction? Come meet local author Donna Kakonge, an author of several published works, including 'How to talk to crazy people' and 'How to write creative non-fi...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Word on the Street 25 Years celebration
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series salutes 25 years of Word On The Street with a special presentation of great authors with great new books....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....