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Icon of the event Great Books:  Leo Tolstoy  Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Author Visit - Cecil Castellucci
Mon Mar 16, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library as award winning author Cecil Castellucci talks about her latest book "Stone in the Sky" - a sequel to her very successful "Tin Star".

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 Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event International Women's Day. Mark Kelley.CBC. Made in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

International Women?s Day....

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 Great Books.Tolstoy. Chekhov. Adultery, Passion,Toxic Marriages, Russian style.
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Julia Zarankin, Professor U of T as she discusses Adultery, Passion and Poisonous Marriages, Russian-Style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Chekhov's Three Sisters and "Lady with a Lapdog"....

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 do not fit, with the more usual stories of mo...

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

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...