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Icon of the event Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Discussion by Jean Riley U of T
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The dying emperor Hadrian, in the form of a letter to his cousin and eventual successor Marcus Aurelius, meditates on military triumphs, love of poetry, philosophy and his passion for his lover Antonius.

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Your Water Footprint: the shocking facts about how much water we use
Wed Jul 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Featuring Stephen Leahy, environmental journalist and author of "Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products."...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Factory Farms and the Environment
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Sonia Faruqi is author of the book Project Animal Farm, which will be released in July, 2015. The book traces her investigation of animal farms around the globe, and illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all our liv...

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott - Close to Hugh
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Giller-shortlisted Marina Endicott visits with her new comic novel, Close to Hugh. In a rich, character-driven story, Hugh Argylle?s accident and injury provides a peculiar perspective from which to observe the life and times...

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Marina Endicott Online Chat
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join us for an online chat with Marina Endicott....