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Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Beneath the African Sun with Author Maria Lynch
Wed May 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us for a book talk and Q and A with Maria Lynch, the author of Beneath the African Sun....

Icon of the event The Kindness of Strangers with Jennifer Robson
Tue May 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Jennifer Robson on her new novel,

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event Award-Winning Author Visit: Hazel Hutchins
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Forest of Reading nominee, Hazel Hutchins will be providing a lively presentation of dramatic readings from her books and experiences of how she became an author, and covering topics from her writing process in getting ideas,...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Anatole Yarmosh, a fourth generation hobby beekeeper and author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" will share his knowledge of bees and of how to construct a small-scale hive....

Icon of the event Claire Cameron: Neanderthals & Millenials
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Bestselling author of

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....