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Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Larry Tremblay accompagné de Sheila Fischman
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Larry Tremblay, accompagné de Sheila Fischman seront interviewés par Gaston Tremblay, écrivain en résidence....

Icon of the event King John and the Magna Carta with Carolyn Harris.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

King John and Magna Carta...

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg. Carolyn Harris
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Wenceslaus Hollar  Printmaker (1607-77)  with Dr. Anne Thackray
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

One of Toronto's lesser-known art treasures is the collection of prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), a great European print artist, at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Dr. Anne Thackray will in...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Catherine Gildiner. Coming Ashore.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Join Catherine Gildiner as she reads from Coming Ashore, the third and final volume of her memoir series, following her adventures in Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls. Picking up her story in the late ?60s at age 2...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Dalton McGuinty (NEW DATE: Tues. Jan. 26)
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

*Please note that the December 2nd event has been moved to Tues. Jan. 26. Tickets will still be available starting Nov 4.*...

Icon of the event Meet Author Dora Avramis
Mon Nov 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet Dora Avramis, author of 'The Buses And Other Short Stories'...