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Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

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....

Icon of the event Author Terry Fallis
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Terry is a two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, winning in 2008 for his debut novel 'The Best Laid Plans' and in 2015 for 'No Relation.' His latest novel, 'One Brother Shy,' tells a story about a ...

Icon of the event The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows
Fri Oct 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What next after a spouse/partner passes away? Join the authors of "The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows," Sharon Lennox and Deborah Marsh, both widowed, as they offer practical information to those who have suffered ...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event 50th Anniversary Branch Celebration with author Scott Kennedy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Join us for our 50th anniversary branch celebration with author Scott Kennedy who will tell us about the history of the Victoria Village area. Tea and cake will be served at 6 pm.

Icon of the event Canadian Animals Collage Workshop with Geraldo Valerio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join illustrator Geraldo Valerio as he introduces kids to his colourful collage art style as seen in his book MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE: A CANADIAN WILDLIFE ABC. Then, kids will have a chance to create their own Cana...

Icon of the event Deadly Dames Panel Discussion
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the lively discussion between mystery writers Melodie Campbell, Alison Bruce, Catherine Astolfo ,Janet Bolin, & Joan O'Callaghan as they talk about their writing .For mystery lovers.