Author visit

They Left Us Everything: an evening with Plum Johnson

By turns humorous and touching, They Left Us Everything is an unforgettable memoir about family love, loss and legacies. A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of stuff, and the 23-room house that held them all. Plum Johnson's memoir is a funny, heartfelt story about what parents leave behind.

Awards:

RBC Taylor Prize for They Left Us Everything

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour 

Winner OLA Evergreen Award 

June 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Janet Somerville on Martha Gellhorn

Author Janet Somerville presents 'Yours, for Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love and War, 1930-1949', about the life of novelist, journalist, and intrepid war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998), told through a captivating selection of her letters to friends, family, husbands, and lovers.  "... An engrossing collection that burnishes Gellhorn's reputation as an astute observer, insightful writer, and uniquely brave woman." Kirkus. Pre-register

April 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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York University Scholars' Hub

Freedom in our Democracy: should we take it for granted?

Are we at risk of losing the right to free speech through public neglect and the growing power of government and corporate interests?

Join Professor Robert Latham for an engaging conversation on free speech in our democracy.

All Welcome l Refreshments l Q&A

Register at https://alumniandfriends.yorku.ca/connect/events/scholars-hub/

 

April 30th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Rita Cox Live!

Trinidad-born author and storyteller Rita Cox has performed for adults and children on stage, radio and television across North America, in Europe, Brazil and the Caribbean.

Hear the magic as this award-winning storyteller weaves her spell at an all-ages family friendly event.

Join us in the APL Living Room for refreshments l Joy & Laughter

In Celebration of Black History Month

February 1st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Baby-Led Weaning Presentation & Book Signing

Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon.

Sponsored by La Leche League Canada

March 24th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto   Aurora Public Library is thrilled to welcome the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning and Governor General's Literary Award-nominated The Electrical Field. Her new book Floating City, is described as ‘Citizen Kane reimagined, a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong’.  Wednesday May 23, 7:00 p.m. Free.

May 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Ted Barris: At Vimy

Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war.  Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Deadly Dames

 Deadly Dames: Death by Alligator?  Lethal Sewing Machine? Meet the Mystery writers that make up the ‘Deadly Dames’: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell and Joan O'Callaghan.  They’ll share their books and talk about the art of mystery and suspense writing, women in writing and publishing, balancing writing with a day job. Pre-register online.

 

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Victory Lap Retirement

Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy of Financial Independence...at Any Age! Meet best-selling authors Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau. The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever.  Learn how to create a low stress fulfilling lifestyle, a unique blend of work and play that will allow you to live life to the fullest. Pre-register online or at the Adult Information Desk.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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