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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 Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out
Tue Mar 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Ruth Elwood Martin and Mo Korchinski discuss their new edited book (with Lynn Fels and Carl Leggo): a story about women in a provincial prison in Canada, how creative leadership fosters opportunities for transformation, and h...

Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

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 Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
Thu Jan 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Anonymous, a group of hackers and activists came to the fore in 2008...

Icon of the event Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

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 Alison Matthews on Fashion Victims The  Pleasures and Perils of dress
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Alison Matthews David,associate professor of fashion at Ryersona as she examines the hazards found in materials used for clothes in the nineteenth century. Highly flammable hair combs, fabrics colured with toxic substan...

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Thu Dec 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 11 in the Merril Collection...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Promise of Provence. Patricia Sands
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

After a year of heartbreak Katherine Price is trying out a home exchange in the south of France.Is it too late for a middle aged woman to start again?...