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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 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 Carbide Tipped Pens
Thu Dec 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Eric Choi is the co-editor of Carbide Tipped Pens, a new anthology of hard science fiction. Eric will talk about the anthology's attempt to show the impact of science and technology on society, and about the editing process. ...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems? Why?...

Icon of the event Conrad Black - SOLD OUT
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history with...

Icon of the event How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a res...

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 Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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  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 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...