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Icon of the event Significant  Western Architects. Andrea Palladio with Marta O' Brien
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Andrea Palladio, architect of the Venitian Republic, one of the most highly influential i...

Icon of the event Marilyn Churley discusses
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Marilyn Churley visits the Albert Campbell library to talk about her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Christopher Wren with Marta O'Brien
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebuilder of 52 churches after...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Dianne Warren
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northern District

Liberty Street: From the Governor General's Award-winning author of Cool Water, a poignant and often witty new novel about rash acts and altered lives.

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...

Icon of the event Plum Johnson
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Northern District

They Left Us Everything: A Memoir: A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of stuff and the 23-room house on Lake Ontario that held them all.

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern District

Stalin?s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva: Investigating many previously unsolved mysteries across a sprawling historical, political and geographical canvas, Sullivan sets out to debunk t...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...