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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 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 Ancient Wall Paintings of Thera with Rachel Kulick, U of T. Fine Art Dept.
Fri May 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The stunning Bronze Age frescoes(1650-1550 BCE) of Thera, modern day Santorini, reveal a fascinating look into contemporary society and the rituals that were part of the daily lives. Join Rachel Kulick as she discusses the po...

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 Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event How to Get Published with Madeleine Callway
Mon May 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Madeleine Callway will be joining the writer's group to talk about her experiences as a writer, and provide a workshop on how to get your writing published.

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...

Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....