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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 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...

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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 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.

Icon of the event Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory for Hybrid Writing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Who says that a story has to have a beginning, middle and end - in that order? Why can't poetry be prosaic? Cutup, mix up, reframe and reimagine existing source texts, and invent hybrid creations that defy categorization. Pre...

Icon of the event My Year in Robot Land
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

How a digital immigrant researched and wrote "Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation"...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Come and discover the many direct benefits of pleasure beekeeping, and the innovative solutions that open it now to general public. Anatole Yarmosh, PhD, author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" book series and 4th g...

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 What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...