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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Healers and Humanitarians
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Politicians and Pressmen
Tue May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Celebrate National Poetry Month with author and poet Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang....

Icon of the event The Concorde - Supersonic Airliner
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about the development of the Concorde Airliner. Keith Hyde will talk about the major aerospace engineering challenges that had to be overcome in aerodynamics and jet propulsion. Controversial from the beginning with its...

Icon of the event The Power of Names: Author Talk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Dr. Mavis Himes discusses her new book "The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We Are Called" .She describes how personal names and family names shape our lives as well as the derivation and historical impo...