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Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning?s trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Andre Alexis
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

Fifteen Dogs: André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fiftee...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Barbara Dickson presents: The Story of the Women Employed at GECO during World War II in the Scarborough Munitions Plant.

Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquito's were built at Down...

Icon of the event An evening with Crime Writers of Canada
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Do love a good crime novel?...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: The History of the Toilet, starting with sanitation in Roman times.

Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Dr. Paul Garfinkel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will talk about his book ?A Life in Psychiatry: Looki...

Icon of the event Creativity Unlocked: Writing for Yourself
Sat Sep 26, 2015 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leaside

This workshop, by writer Carolyn Grisold, will help you open up to the creative energy in your everday life. Everyone welcome.

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...