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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, Ishara Deen, Elizabeth J. Duncan and Lynn McPherson will speak about their work and writing the crime novel....

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you're constantly broke....

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

Icon of the event Traditional Storytelling with Melanie Florence
Sat Jan 20, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at Parkdale! Explore traditional storytelling and folktales with author Melanie Florence, and enjoy a reading from her latest picture book, Stolen Words....

Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Tue Feb 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Port Union

In his new book, Straight Talk on Your Money, Doug Hoyes, CA, CPA, skewers 22 of the financial myths that, when followed, lead to financial disaster. Most financial mistakes people make are the result of blindly following con...

Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

Icon of the event Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

When Jennifer Bakody arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she faced the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight c...

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...