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Pre-School Children
Icon of the event TCAF 2017 Kick-Off: 25 Years of Image Comics!
Fri May 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it's 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will s...

Icon of the event Meet Forest of Reading Nominated Author Nikki Tate
Mon May 15, 2017 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Bridlewood

Meet 2017 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Nominee children?s author Nikki Tate who will be talking about her book, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet....

Icon of the event Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War by Debbie Marshall
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Debbie Marshall, writer, editor, historian, publisher, and playwright has contributed to local and national magazines, on-line publications and anthologies....

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cherry
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Forest of Reading Nominee Kathleen Cherry discusses her 2017 Silver Birch nominated book Everyday Hero in a fun interactive presentation....

Icon of the event Award-Winning Author Visit: Hazel Hutchins
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: St. James Town

With her picture book "Snap" on this year's Blue Spruce Reading List, author Hazel Hutchins is a multiple-time Forest of Reading nominee who enjoys giving lively presentations to students in elementary grades. She uses dramat...

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event City Critters by the Toronto Botanical Gardens
Sat Jun 03, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Jones

City Critters is a dynamic hour-long educational program for children and their families. A Toronto Botanical Gardens presenter will introduce participants to Toronto's misunderstood urban wildlife through storytelling, natur...