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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 Listening for Black Holes: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Sat May 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
York Woods

Dr. Kipp Cannon is a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. His research is in the field of gravitational wave astronomy, which is the use of minute warps in space and time to learn ...

Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Celebrate poetry month, come hear bill bissett and Honey Novick read from their work.

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue May 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Please join us for exciting readings by authors Michael Casteels Christing Miscione.

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Raising a Reader
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
York Woods

Join us for a free information session for parents about selecting reading material that will interest your child, tips for reading with your grade 1-6 child, what to do with reluctant readers, finding reading support and mor...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event The World's Great Cities: Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What - and who - made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination?...

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...