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Icon of the event NEW DATE Star Talks: Mariel Hemingway
Mon Aug 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The famed American actor and author on her memoir,...

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.

Icon of the event Star Talks: Candace Bushnell
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event National Aborighinal Day: We Keep The Stories
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Take part in a traditional round dance led by the Smoke Trail Singers and several members of the powwow community in full regalia. With library Aboriginal writer in residence Cherie Dimaline....

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Metis poet Marilyn Dumont (A Really Good Brown Girl) and acclaimed novelist Lee Maracle (Celia?s Song) explore the boundaries that society imposes on the self and the loss of tradition that continues to plague First Nations c...

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: No More Silence
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Over the last 30 years, more than 1,200 indigenous women have been reported missing or found murdered. Daughters. Sisters. Mothers. Friends. We can be silent no more. The CBC?s Michael Enright hosts a panel on Canada?s murde...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....