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Icon of the event In Conversation with Local Author Diane Bracuk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

Local writer Diane Bracuk, winner of the PRISM international 2015 creative non-fiction award,will read her award winning story "Doughnut Eaters" and discuss her approach to memoir. You can...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Are you interested in publishing a book? Learn about the process from award-winning, traditionally published thriller writer Madeleine Harris-Callway. She will share her personal story and outline triumphs and setbacks she ex...

Icon of the event Europe and Islamic Art
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Artifacts from Islamic lands have fascinated and inspired artists, artisans and their patrons in Europe since the times of Harun al‑Rashid and Charlemagne. Join us for an informative lecture with Karin Ruehrdanz-Univers...

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Mon Oct 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Boost Your Willpower, Change Your Life
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Do you know the boundaries of your comfort zone and why they exist? Do you want to break through these boundaries? Curious about how the latest neuroscience and behavioural science research can explain why we do what we do, a...