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Icon of the event Illustrating Children's Books
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Aries Chung presents an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from initial ideas to the production of ?camera-ready? artwork. Basic art theories and visual psychology will be discussed. Hands-on exercises ...

Icon of the event Trading In Retirement with Author Sarah Potter
Fri Mar 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Learn how to build a trading plan that aligns with your risk/reward profile!...

Icon of the event Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels and Naples
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In this lecture about Elena Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels," Franco Gallippi examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundation and the destiny of Naples: the myth of the Siren Par...

Icon of the event Alexandra Risen. Unearthed
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

In her poignant memoir ?Unearthed? Alexandra Risen labours with love to bring sustainable order to her overgrown garden. She sets to work on the garden as her parents are ailing and the discovery of some yellowed documents e...

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. The Rise and Fall of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canada...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Eva Stachniak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Author Eva Stachniak will discuss and read from her new novel The Chosen Maiden.

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Month with Author/Illustrator Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means.  Kamal Al-Solaylee
Tue Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Neither white nor black the experiences of brown people have been neglected. Kamal "fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinne...