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Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Kevin Kwan
Mon Jun 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Kevin Kwan author of Crazy Rich Asians joins television personality Elaine "Lainey" Lui to discuss the sequel China Rich Girlfriend....

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Factory Farms and the Environment
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Sonia Faruqi is author of the book Project Animal Farm, which will be released in July, 2015. The book traces her investigation of animal farms around the globe, and illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all our liv...

Icon of the event Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Discussion by Jean Riley U of T
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The dying emperor Hadrian, in the form of a letter to his cousin and eventual successor Marcus Aurelius, meditates on military triumphs, love of poetry, philosophy and his passion for his lover Antonius.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott - Close to Hugh
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Giller-shortlisted Marina Endicott visits with her new comic novel, Close to Hugh. In a rich, character-driven story, Hugh Argylle?s accident and injury provides a peculiar perspective from which to observe the life and times...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott Online Chat
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for an online chat with Marina Endicott....

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...