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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Stephen Marche
Tue May 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. He writes a monthly column for Esquire magazine, as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Repub...

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 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....

Icon of the event Meet Author Tim Falconer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

In his book Bad Singer, author and journalist Tim Falconer looks at the brain science behind tone-deafness and investigates whether it is possible to retrain our brains....

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...