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Icon of the event Peak Learning. Philosophy.Descartes. Professor Jonathan Salem- Wiseman.Humber.
Mon Apr 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Descartes and the Quest for Certainty...

Icon of the event I Found it at the Movies
Thu May 29, 2014 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join us for the launch of 'I Found it at the Movies', an anthology celebrating the connection between film & poetry....

Icon of the event Author Reading. Roberta Rich discusses The Harem Wife
Thu May 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Roberta Rich discusses The Harem Wife. Amazon talks of it an...

Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Thu May 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eatonville

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan discusses The Painted Girls
Tue Apr 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Painted Girls was inspired by Edgar Degas's famous sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Cathy Marie Buchanan will discuss the story behind the sculpture and how she came to write a fictionalised account of the life of ...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jane Christmas reads from  And Then There Were Nuns
Thu Apr 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

"Bestselling author Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent to discern whether she is, as she puts it, ""nun material."" But just as she convinces herself to take the plunge, her long-term partner, Colin, surprises her with...

Icon of the event Keep Toronto Reading: Writing About War
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

What's it like to cover war? Join former CBC foreign correspondent Brian Stewart, and Iraqi-Canadian journalist Ayub Nuri as they discuss writing about war with Toronto Star journalist Oakland Ross....

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energies!
Wed May 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Conflict-driven stress will rob you of energy, so come and be re-energized! Author and Mediator Karin Vagiste received the International Award of Excellence for her peace-building strategies; the more room you make for peace ...

Icon of the event Celebrating Italian Heritage Month - Family Time in Italian!
Sat Jun 07, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downsview

Join Happie Testa, co-owner of the multilingual children's bookstore Rainbow Caterpillar, as she reads delightful books to young children in both Italian and English. Happie will also be sharing some insights on how to get ki...

Icon of the event Air War on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (KTR)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, were used to observe troop movement and reconnaissance, leading to aerial combat involving French, British, Canadian and later Americans against Ger...