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Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry  A fine balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

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 Author Visit with Cynthia Faryon:
Wed May 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palmerston

Join us for an author visit with "Golden Oak Award" 2015 nominee, Canadian writer Cynthia Faryon, as she discusses her recently nominated non-fiction book "Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen: The Story of David Milg...

Icon of the event Meet Children's Author Andrew Larsen  -
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palmerston

Award-winning Canadian children's author Andrew Larsen will present and read from his new picture book "Charlie's Dirt Day" (December, 2014), the sequel to "Bye, Bye, Butterflies" (2012)....

Icon of the event Poetry - developing your spoken word skill and style
Sat Apr 18, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Join the members of the Ashdale Writers Group and spoken word poet Andrea Thompson with readings followed by a spoken word performance. Weather permitting Andrea will perform on the outdoor patio in the heart of the Gerrard I...

Icon of the event Music to Better Your Health: Ideas from a Music Therapist
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

Music touches us all. We are musical beings. Research increasingly shows that music has positive effects on our physical and emotional health. This evening will provide an information session about music therapy, followed ...

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 Poetry Night with Lilly Barnes: Journey of a Life Lived in Turbulent Times
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and music at Palmerston Library Theatre with Canadian poet and author Lilly Barnes who will read from her new book "Journey" (Inanna Publications, 2014). With musical ...

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...