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Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Sarah Radcliffe: The Fear Fix
Wed Jan 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

All children and teens experience stress, worry and fear - and parents need to know how to help! Learn how to help your child (and yourself!) cope with anxious feelings caused by:...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Promise of Provence. Patricia Sands
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

After a year of heartbreak Katherine Price is trying out a home exchange in the south of France.Is it too late for a middle aged woman to start again?...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event Alison Matthews on Fashion Victims The  Pleasures and Perils of Dress
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Alison Matthews David,associate professor of fashion at Ryerson University as she examines the hazards found in materials used for clothes in the nineteenth century. Highly flammable hair combs, fabrics colured with to...

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Plan International Canada President and CEO, Rosemary McCarney brings her amazing professional background and broad personal knowledge and experience to an entertaining and informative talk about the struggle for girls' right...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event Chagall with Professor Elizabeth Legge.U of T. Chair. Fine Art
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Marc Chagall, an ever popular artist, has tended to be sidelined in the art history of the twentieth century. This talk explores Chagall's peculiar gifts and the ways that fits, or does not fit, with the more usual stories of...