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Icon of the event One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada
Sat Jun 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join historian Joan Sangster for a discussion of her new book, One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. This timely book coincides with the 100th anniversary on May 24th of women's right to ...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of ...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem: Mystery Writers and Writing
Tue Jun 05, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Four members of the Mesdames of Mayhem collective conduct a panel discussion with the audience and each other about why women writers are rocking the world of mysteries and the bestseller lists and why women in general love t...

Icon of the event Never Let Me Go and the Extinction of Dying
Wed Jun 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go presents a dystopian, alternative England in which death becomes an impersonal and overly medicalized process. Serious illnesses are cast as battles to be won, and death, finally, a surrender.

Icon of the event Motherhood with Sheila Heti
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Internationally acclaimed author Sheila Heti brings to light some radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live as she discusses her new book, ...

Icon of the event Canada vs. The Crown with David Johnson
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

With Prince Charles soon to be King of Canada, author David Johnson reviews Canada's history with the British monarchy, its relevance in the 21st century and his new book, ...

Icon of the event Bomb Girls Author Barbara Dickson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Come and learn about one of Canada's best kept secrets: the vital work undertaken at a top secret munitions factory during WWII.