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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy?s lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General?s award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he shares fascinating stories about Toronto's spring flora. Learn about a wildflower that deceives insects, another plant once used for medicine but now banned, and much more.

Icon of the event Nature in the City
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

From fields and forests to rivers and ravines, Toronto's varied habitats play host to an astonishing diversity of wild plants and animals. Local naturalist and educator Richard Aaron will talk about some of the intriguing spe...

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Andrew Pyper & Craig Davidson in Conversation
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Authors Andrew Pyper (Damned) and Craig Davidson AKA Nick Cutter (The Deep) in conversation with The Toronto Star critic Deb Dundas....

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Mon Mar 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time - a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, and medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this talk, awar...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kelley Armstrong - Visions: The Cainsville Series
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Visions: The Cainsville Series...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting forensic expert Tim Irish presents: The Tragic Fire aboard S.S. Noronic on September 17, 1949 in Toronto Harbour.

Icon of the event Rachel Hartman's Toronto Book Launch
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Fantasy author Rachel Hartman will be interviewed and answer questions to celebrate the Toronto launch of Shadow Scale, the sequel to her award-winning novel Seraphina. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.Ms. Ha...

Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...