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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena M...

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Tue May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) tells the story of making Mars into a habitable planet. It explores climate change, revolution, and scientific communication in an environment where no one...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue May 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Regan Hutcheson will be a Tour Guide of Markham Heritage Estates at Hwy.48 and 16th Avenue.

Icon of the event Lydia Kwa: Oracle Bone
Tue May 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Writer and psychologist Lydia Kwa on a tale of good and evil, ...

Icon of the event Finding the Dream
Tue May 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Authors Carrianne Leung and Djamila Ibrahim discuss their new novels, ...

Icon of the event Losing Newfoundland in Madeline Ashby's Company Town: Playing a Rigged Game
Thu Jun 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Madeline Ashby's CBC Reads finalist, Company Town is a dystopian novel envisioning a futuristic Newfoundland in which characters exist at a significant remove from their culture, their bodies, and the natural world. Ashby's b...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Apr 24, 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 Larry Noonan presents: People?s Stories for a People?s Park.

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 Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Mar 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 Arlene Gehmacher presents: Brushing it in the Rough: Early Canadian Artists at Work.

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.