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Icon of the event Sienese Art  of the Middle Ages: Duccio and Simone Martini
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Painting in Gothic Siena: From the end of the thirteenth century until the onset of the Black Death, Siena was an innovative centre of Gothic painting that rivalled Florence. During this hour Professor Cunningham will examine...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will advise and amaze us about germs. Some facts are purely fun, some boggle the mind, and some might just save your life. All will improve your relationship with germs and benefit health and happin...

Icon of the event The Killing Game: A Reading with Mark Bourrie
Mon Apr 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

On January 21st, 2015, a pro-ISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a 23 year-old from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire h...

Icon of the event Journalists in War Zones with Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Tue Mar 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Dr. Anthony Feinstein will discuss how journalists cope psychologically with the dangers they confront in war zones. What motivates them to do such dangerous work? How do the challenges faced by journalists in Iran, Kenya an...

Icon of the event Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Drawing on their new book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner explore the stories of refugees from around the world who made Canada their home, with a focus on the vulnerabilities an...

Icon of the event My Personal Journey Investigating Animal Farms
Wed Apr 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Sonia Faruqi will read from her book "Project Animal Farm" and discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. Sonia lived with farmers, hitchhiked with strangers, and risked her life. Over the course of...

Icon of the event A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine:  What Works, What Doesn't and Why
Wed Mar 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Mel Borins discusses his new book, for patients and physicians alike, on which alternative treatments work, which don't and, according to the latest scientific research, why they do and don?t. This presentation will be o...

Icon of the event Peter Behrens
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author Peter Behrens and his new novel Carry Me. Set in Europe between the violent years of 1914 and 1938, this is the story of German-Irish Bill and the German-Jewish Baron's ...

Icon of the event Linwood Barclay
Tue Mar 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents the #1 internationally bestselling author Linwood Barclay. His new novel Far From True, the second spine-chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls, follows the parallel inv...