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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Mesdames of Mayhem, sixteen dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with passion for Crime Fiction.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 29
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Journalists in War Zones with Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Tue Mar 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Dr. Anthony Feinstein will discuss how journalists cope psychologically with the dangers they confront in war zones. What motivates them to do such dangerous work? How do the challenges faced by journalists in Iran, Kenya an...

Icon of the event Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Drawing on their new book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner explore the stories of refugees from around the world who made Canada their home, with a focus on the vulnerabilities an...

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and con...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 17
Wed Apr 20
Wed May 25
Icon of the event A Special Event with Lawrence Hill
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Lawrence Hill discusses, the book by his late sister, Karen Hill, Café Babanussa is a moving portrait of a young woman's experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s-era Berlin. Q&A to follow....

Icon of the event Sienese Art  of the Middle Ages: Duccio and Simone Martini
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Painting in Gothic Siena: From the end of the thirteenth century until the onset of the Black Death, Siena was an innovative centre of Gothic painting that rivalled Florence. During this hour Professor Cunningham will examine...