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Icon of the event The World's Great Cities: Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What - and who - made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination?...

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 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 Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event Kenneth Oppel
Mon Apr 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Kenneth Oppel, The Governor General's Award winning Canadian author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing saga, joins us with his newest novel...

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 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 Great Books. Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Julia Zarankin, Professor U of T as she discusses Adultery, Passion and Poisonous Marriages, Russian-Style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sisters and "Lady wi...

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

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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, ...