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Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

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. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event Factory Farms and the Environment
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Sonia Faruqi is author of the book Project Animal Farm, which will be released in July, 2015. The book traces her investigation of animal farms around the globe, and illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all our liv...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott Online Chat
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for an online chat with Marina Endicott....

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity....

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Native Humour
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles and Sweetgrass) shares jokes, laughs, and chuckles in this lecture on native humour.

Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquito's were built at Down...

Icon of the event Kevin Kwan
Mon Jun 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Kevin Kwan author of Crazy Rich Asians joins television personality Elaine "Lainey" Lui to discuss the sequel China Rich Girlfriend....