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Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Acclaimed author of the Murdoch Mysteries series, Maureen Jennings on her latest novel, Dead Ground In Between, the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Tim Falconer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Author, journalist, and self-confessed "bad singer" Tim Falconer discusses his journey in trying to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness, why we love music, and achieving his personal goal of singing in public. Q...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event Sacred Music of the Western World with John Holland
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

John Holland, operatic baritone,will take you on a quick trip through the history of Western Sacred Music, from chant to polyphony, resulting in the glorious work of Bach, Mozart, Handel....

Icon of the event Ami McKay
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure on her new, beguiling novel, The Witches of New York, a tale of three remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York...

Icon of the event Ancient Greek Vase Paintings. Ancient Greek Theatre on Greek vases
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Theatre-related vase paintings from Ancient Greece provide a...

Icon of the event Velazquez' Las Meninas with Prof. Dennis Duffy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Velazquez' Las Meninas ("the handmaids") calls into question the very act of seeing, and what we do with what we presume that we have witnessed. A bold assertion of art's power to illuminate our lives, it discloses the fragil...

Icon of the event Cordelia Strube
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Cordelia Strube, author of the acclaimed novel of Lemon, discussing her funny and heartbreaking book On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light, a story of love and revelation. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Teva Harrison
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Named by Globe and Mail's Toronto's Top 16 to Watch, artist, writer, and cartoonist, Teva Harrison, discusses her critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days, which documents her personal journey of living with breas...

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...