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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  To The Lighthouse
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will moderate a discussion of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse....

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 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...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: Banned Books
Tue Feb 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Eatonville

Join us for our monthly Tea and Books session, where the topic will be a lively discussion on Banned Books in honour of Freedom to Read Week. Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compi...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will advise and amaze us about germs. Some facts are purely fun, some boggle the mind, and some might just save your life. All will improve your relationship with germs and benefit health and happin...

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 Virginia Woolf & the Importance of 'A Room of One's Own'
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will speak about the importance of free & equitable access to libraries, specifically pertaining to essayist, critic & novelist Virginia Woolf & A Room of One's O...

Icon of the event Doug Gibson: Across Canada by Story
Wed Apr 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Douglas Gibson, Alice Munro's editor, brings us new stories about the many famous authors he worked with during his long career as an editor and publisher....

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...