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Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

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 Joseph Kertes at Barbara Frum
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Jean Marc Ah-Sen
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join local BookThug author Jean Marc Ah-Sen as he discusses his novel Grand Menteur, set in the secret world of Mauritian street gangs. Mauritian Kreol, English, and French blend together into a heady brew of language in thi...

Icon of the event Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 8:55 am - 9:55 am
Location: Port Union

Join Canadian writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. He is the award-winning author of 20 books. His latest novel, Delusion Road, has been shortlisted for Atlantic Canada's 2016 Ann Connor ...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Susin Nielsen:
Thu May 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Meet award-winning Canadian author Susin Nielsen, visiting Toronto from Vancouver, as she talks about writing her captivating books. Her novel "The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen" (Tundra Books, 2012) has been nominated...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cook Waldron
Tue May 17, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author Kathleen Cook Waldron discusses her 2016 Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated book "Between Shadows" (Coteau Books, 2015). Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Recommended Grades 3-6. Classes are w...

Icon of the event Who Would Do That? Lecture and Book Reading
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. Author Bette Logan speaks first hand about her...