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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 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 Great Books: Charles Dickens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society ,Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Glen Downie and Jane Woods read from their work.

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - 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 Deathbed dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

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 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 I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...