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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 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....

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 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 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield....

Icon of the event An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Come hear this year's finalists read from their work. Q+A, book sale and signing to follow....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Jane Austen's
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Published posthumously, Jane Austen's last complete and most mature comic novel celebrates her heroine's respect for her own experience and reconsidered judgement. This lecture explores the implications of "persuasion" as th...

Icon of the event Evergreen author Simone St. James
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Join us for a session with Evergreen-nominated author Simone St. James. Her novel An Inquiry into Love and Death is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St. James will discuss her ...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes at the Merril Collection
Wed Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Graphic novelists Jeff Lemire, author of Sweet Tooth, and Ray Fawkes, author of The Spectral Engine, will talk about their work and answer questions at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, August 13, at the ...