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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Reading. Claire Cameron reads from The Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Five year old Anna must protect her younger brother from the dangers of the wilderness after a bear attacks her parents on a camping trip. Riveting story of love and courage told through the voice of a five year old.

Icon of the event The Amazing Universe
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Alien worlds, extraterrestrial life, the birth and death of stars, cosmic catastrophes, black holes, dark matter and dark energy: the real universe is more amazing than anything found in science fiction! With Dr. John Percy, ...

Icon of the event An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Come hear this year's finalists read from their work. Q+A, book sale and signing to follow....

Icon of the event Word Power: Write, Speak and Read Your Way To Communication Success.
Thu Sep 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Join us for a detailed, passionate and humourous discussion on the importance of mastering communication skills! Transformational writing teacher; Rosalin Krieger, will dispel myths about writing, speaking and reading.

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...

Icon of the event Author Talk. Disobeying Hitler by Professor Randall Hansen.
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Disobeying Hitler tells the untold story of German revolt against the dying Nazi tyranny....

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...

Icon of the event Author Talk.  The Science of Shakespeare . Science and the art of Shakespeare .
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time ? a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this illustrated tal...

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event  Peak Learning .Degenerate Art with   Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...