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Icon of the event International Affairs with Keith Hyde, Historian
Wed May 04, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde starts a new series of monthly discussions about International Affairs. The program will include an introduction to new non-fiction books in TPL's collection with emphasis on war and conflict.

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 Lisa Moore
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author Liz Muir will discuss her most recent book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. The book tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots, and eventually astronauts - as women...

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 Ann Y. K. Choi
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the debut novel by Ann Y. K. Choi. Set in Toronto's Korean community in the 1980s, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety is a bitter-sweet, coming-of-age story as a young Korean girl pursues her dreams t...

Icon of the event Robert J. Sawyer
Mon May 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the Hugo and Nebula award winning author Robert J. Sawyer. His new sci-fi thriller, Quantum Night, explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing.

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 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
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...