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Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event Senator Nick Sibbeston
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents Senator Nick Sibbeston, a distinguished member of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Legislative Assembly and a former Premier. His memoire, You Will Wear a White Shirt, sheds light on his stru...

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Imagine the Bones Ghost Story Writing Workshop
Wed May 11, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Charis Cotter, Silver Birch nominee, will conduct an interactive writing workshop based on her novel The Swallow: A Ghost Story....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Robin Stevenson
Thu May 05, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian Author of over 18 books for children and teens. She will share her thoughts on writing and talk about her latest book: "Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community."...

Icon of the event Diane Schoemperlen
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents award winning writer Diane Schoemperlen. Her latest book, This Is Not My Life: The Story of My Prison Years, is a candid, often wry, and sometimes disturbing memoir following six turbulent, ...

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...

Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...