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Icon of the event Uptown at the Salon Presents: Chris Cleave
Tue May 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Meet Chris Cleave, The New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed author of "Little Bee" on his newest book, "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven". Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Ancient Wall Paintings of Thera with Rachel Kulick, U of T. Fine Art Dept.
Fri May 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The stunning Bronze Age frescoes(1650-1550 BCE) of Thera, modern day Santorini, reveal a fascinating look into contemporary society and the rituals that were part of the daily lives. Join Rachel Kulick as she discusses the po...

Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...

Icon of the event Sandra Martin
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents award winning journalist Sandra Martin on her latest book, A Good Death. Following the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Martin charts the morally controversial and wrenching...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 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 Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...