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Icon of the event Brentwood Polish Book Club
Mon Feb 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Come out and join other Polish book lovers as they discuss in Polish the novels about animals in a fun and friendly atmosphere. ...

Icon of the event The Comics Code Authority, The Cold War, Censorship and The History of Comics
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Centennial

In celebration of Freedom to Read week, author, illustrator and educator Tory Woollcott will be discussing how censorship and cold war politics stifled the North American comics industry, and how those effects are still being...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a stimulating introduction to new and interesting books with light refreshments and conversation, uncover hidden treasures at your local library!


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 27
Tue Mar 27
Tue Apr 24
Tue May 29
Icon of the event Top Secret: the dangers of censorship
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Award-winning author and playwright, Cordelia Strube, will deliver a thoughtful presentation on the dangers of censorship in the age of fake news.

Icon of the event Nourish Your Mind, Body and Spirit
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Connect with your inner power and take charge of your well-being. Learn how to transform your lifestyle, increase your motivation, set goals, commit to daily self-care and spirituality routines, create an Action Plan, overcom...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Karolyn Smardz-Frost presents: Steal Away Home: One Woman?s Epic Flight to Freedom and her Long Road Back to the South.

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Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Malvern

B. Denham Jolly, Jamaican-Canadian businessman, publisher, broadcaster and civil rights activist, shares with us his experiences on the road to success, achievement and leadership. ...

Icon of the event Reefer Madness? Facts, Fictions and Myths about Medical Cannabis
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Is cannabis addictive? Can it cause schizophrenia? The answers to these questions may not be as simple as they are often portrayed to be.

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Comics Code Authority
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for a visit with Tory Woollcott as she talks about the Comics Code Authority: The Cold War, Censorship, Lies, and The History of Comics.