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Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linden MacIntyre - Punishment
Tue Dec 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces re...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event Atelier d'écriture avec Didier Leclair
Sat Nov 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

La Bibliothèque publique de Toronto offrira un atelier d'écriture pour les adultes, animés par des membres de l'Association des auteurs de l'Ontario français. L'atelier est gratuit mais le nombre de places est limité. À noter...

Icon of the event Chagall with Professor Elizabeth Legge.U of T. Chair. Fine Art
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Marc Chagall, an ever popular artist, has tended to be sidelined in the art history of the twentieth century. This talk explores Chagall's peculiar gifts and the ways that fits, or does not fit, with the more usual stories of...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Else Poulsen - Bärle's Story
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

Author Else Poulsen is a world-renowned zoologist and an expert in bear rehabilitation. "Bärle's Story documents the rescue of a female polar bear from almost unbelievable abuse in a circus in the tropics, her successful reco...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Promise of Provence. Patricia Sands
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

After a year of heartbreak Katherine Price is trying out a home exchange in the south of France.Is it too late for a middle aged woman to start again?...