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Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...

Icon of the event Meet Canadian Author Emily Pohl-Weary:
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with our special guest Emily Pohl-Weary - an award-winning Toronto author, arts educator, and editor. She has published six books, including a biography, a girl pirate comic, an anthology...

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors such as Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, P...

Icon of the event Joan McGivney: A  Short Romp through Canadian Landscape Painting
Sat Nov 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Locke

Please join us for a lecture by Joan McGivney, an Executive Director for the North Toronto Group of Artists, whose work in oils evokes the beauty in nature and the human form. This event is part of the Yonge-Lawrence BIA Art...

Icon of the event Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

How the interpretation of the Great War has evolved from a just...