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Icon of the event John Sewell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Former mayor John Sewell discusses his new book "How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1968-1980."

Icon of the event Sandra Martin
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents award winning journalist Sandra Martin on her latest book, A Good Death. Following the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Martin charts the morally controversial and wrenching...

Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event Drew Hayden Taylor
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Join award winning playwright, author, columnist, filmmaker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Me Artsy and Me Funny) in conversation about Aboriginals' sense of humour. His book "Motorcycles and Sweetgrass" is a story of magic...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join us for an afternoon with Canadian Writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. Don Aker is the award-winning author of 20 books, among them several bestselling novels for teens. He is also the...

Icon of the event Farzana Doctor
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents Farzana Doctor and her award-winning novel All Inclusive. Blurring the lines between the real world and paradise, and life and death, comes a story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost ...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit with Daphne Greer: Jacob's Landing (2015)
Mon May 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author presentation, book talk and discussion with Canadian children's writer Daphne Greer who is visiting Toronto from Nova Scotia. She is the author of "Jacob's Landing" (Halifax: Nimbus, 2015) - her latest n...

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...

Icon of the event Raising Butterflies
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! Author and educator Carol Pasternak will delight you with details of this incredible insect's life and challenges. You'll learn how to raise monarchs, as well as how to attrac...