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Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Feb 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Aaron Tucker and Marianne Apostolides read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Author Reading: Eva Stachniak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Author Eva Stachniak will discuss and read from her new novel The Chosen Maiden.

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Míle Míle i gCéin: The Irish Language in Canada
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Danny Doyle discusses his book in which he traces the one time prevalence of Irish Gaelic throughout Canada, only to see the language virtually extinguished from Canadian folk memory. This book won the 2015 Literary Award of ...