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Icon of the event Kim Fu: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
Mon Sep 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Following the success of her first novel, For Today I Am a Boy, Kim Fu talks about her second novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, about a group of young girls who face tragedy at a summer camp, and explores themes of f...

Icon of the event The Breast Cancer Conspiracy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet the evidence from many scientists shows that screenings may do more harm than good. So who is causing women and doctors to buy in to the myth of breast cancer ...

Icon of the event Glynnis MacNicol: No One Tells You This
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Popular feminist writer Glynnis MacNicol presents her memoir, No One Tells You This, where she questions the expectations of marriage and family still placed on women, and reflects on what it means to be a successful woman to...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Daniel Perry and Justin Million read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Brentwood Polish Book Club
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Come out and join other Polish Book lovers as they discuss the books in Polish language in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Topic of the month: "Books by Jozef Hen." Drop in. No registration required.

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell: The Spinning Magnet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

In 2014, science journalist Alanna Mitchell turned her award-winning 2010 book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis into a one-woman theatre show, and performed it across Canada to much acclaim. She now presents The Spinning ...

Icon of the event Jordan Tannahill: Where Does a Body End?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Known as one of Canada?s most accomplished artists and playwrights, Jordan Tannahill presents his debut novel, Liminal, an exploration of what it means to be human through a ?lushly intelligent? portrait of millennials. In co...

Icon of the event Life on the Edge: Polar Bears in a Warming Arctic
Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Climate warming is happening 2-3 times faster in the Arctic than the rest of the planet. Polar bears, among other species, have already been negatively affected by climate warming and mounting evidence suggests the worst is y...