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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Eric McCormack - Cloud
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Eric McCormack is a master of dark and enigmatic stories. In Cloud, he unravels the mystery of a killer cloud which appeared over a small Scottish town in the middle of the nineteenth Century.

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 Creating a Successful Book Cover
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

What's involved in creating a successful cover for a book? Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms demonstrates the many stages of changes and edits before a cover is finally chosen for a book. In this hands-on workshop, pa...

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 Illustrator in Residence School Visit Program
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children's art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Else Poulsen - Bärle's Story
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

Author Else Poulsen is a world-renowned zoologist and an expert in bear rehabilitation. "Bärle's Story documents the rescue of a female polar bear from almost unbelievable abuse in a circus in the tropics, her successful reco...

Icon of the event Halloween Bash and Book Launch
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us in welcoming local children's author Philippa Dowding for the launch of her new book series, Weird Stories Gone Wrong. She'll be reading from the first book, Jake and the Giant Hand....

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...