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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of "Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3341186&R=3341186 ). Ms. Muir will tell the story of how women in Canada first boarded pla...

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Making Your Short Stories Sparkle and Sell
Wed Jun 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Do short stories come from real life, imagination, or both? How do you market short stories? For June's East End Writers' Group meeting join fiction authors Rosemary McCracken (shortlisted for the 2014 Derringer Award), Madel...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

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...

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

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights lawyer, will discuss the legacy of Indian Residential Schools for Indigenou...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

A Womb with a View: How Margaret Atwood's Uncanny Vision Anticipated Our Current Battles Over Women's Bodies....

Icon of the event Picture Book Party! Maya and Skunk on a String
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us to celebrate the launch of Skunk on a String, a playful wordless tale by author and illustrator Thao Lam, and Maya, a book where one little girl reminds us of the power of story, from author Mahak Jain and illustrator...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31