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Icon of the event Fantasy writer Robin Hobb speaks at the Merril Collection
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Popular fantasy writer Robin Hobb will talk about writing and her books at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, November 13 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch....

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. Though her books about war and remembrance have become Linda Granfield's signature titles, her route to them has been unplanned and adventure-filled. Photo by Studio Anka.

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wed Dec 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 10 in the Merril Collection...

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 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 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 Arlene Chan at Lillian H. Smith
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Arlene Chan will be launching her new book, Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies...

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 Shining a Light on the Dark Side: Horror Writing in Canada
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present a discussion of horror writing and publishing in Canada, featuring members of the Horror Writers Association: Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Richard S. Todd. Thi...

Icon of the event Meet Author Nicholas Pengelley
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Local author Nick Pengelley will read from his latest book "Ryder: American Treasure", the sequel to his policitical thriller "Ryder" (originally published as "Traitors' Gate"). Fast-paced, edgy, and action-packed. Ryder: Ame...