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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 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 Fast and Furious Cooking for the Genius
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

Ann Tudor teaches "kitchen freedom" to non-cooks and anti-cooks - those who are afraid of cooking or know nothing about it and don't know where to start. The book's no-recipe approach leads to improvised, impromptu meals tha...

Icon of the event The de Havilland Mosquito
Thu May 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak about the Downsview-built de Havilland Mosquito. Often called the "Wooden Wonder" and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over 1000 Mosquitos were built at Downsview...

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...

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 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 Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Glen Downie, poet:  Democratic Beauties
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

City of Toronto Book Award winning poet Glen Downie's new book Democratic Beauties traces a path back to the now dimly remembered pre-digital age using a ribbon - a typewriter ribbon. In this book of poetic and imaginative cr...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Thu May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. In "Across Canada by Story" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340936&R=3340936), Gibson brings togethe...