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Icon of the event Lost and Found: Orphan 32 Goes Home
Tue May 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Two year old Thanh Campbell was one of 57 war orphans rescued from Vietnam in 1975. As part of Operation Babylift, these children were flown out of Saigon, brought to Toronto, and adopted into Canadian families. They were bro...

Icon of the event Michael Kaan: The Water Beetles
Thu May 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the re...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.

Icon of the event Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Based on his book, Antony Anderson will present a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, Lester Pearson helped solve the 1956 Suez Crisis. In the process, Pearson persuaded the UN General Assembly to establish its first peac...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

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

Icon of the event Ted Schmidt:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Icon of the event Crime Writers of Canada: Murder in the Afternoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Crime authors Mel Bradshaw, Melodie Campbell, Elizabeth J. Duncan and Lynn McPherson will speak about their work and writing the crime novel.