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Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event The Bible, and  Western Literature in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Public Consultation
Mon Feb 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

As part of the City of Toronto's 2015 budget process, the Toronto Public Library Board is inviting input and feedback on its 2015 operating budget request, and on library services that are important to you....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Shawn Micallef - The Trouble With Brunch
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure...

Icon of the event Chagall with Professor Elizabeth Legge.U of T. Chair. Fine Art
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Marc Chagall, an ever popular artist, has tended to be sidelined in the art history of the twentieth century. This talk explores Chagall's peculiar gifts and the ways that fits, or does not fit, with the more usual stories of...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: David Bezmozgis - The Betrayers
Mon Mar 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Betrayers...

Icon of the event The Disappearance of Indigenous Women: Whose Issue?
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

Author Lee Maracle (U of T First Nations House) talks about the continuing violence against indigenous women--its origins and history in Canada's settlement--hitting on the apathy of the forces of justice and the resistance o...