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Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from r...

Icon of the event Books & Bikes
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

We are celebrating Bike Month with a special event....

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 Stories and Poems from Nunavik
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge brings to life poems and tales from Canada?s north in her distinctive and unique style....

Icon of the event Ninth Annual June Callwood Lecture: David Suzuki - SOLD OUT
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, THE 2015 JUNE CALLWOOD LECTURE WITH DAVID SUZUKI WILL BE SIMULCAST IN THE ATRIUM. All Atrium tickets are now SOLD OUT....

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 Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity....

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...