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Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale:  Richard Hazzard - History of Riverdale Collegiate
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Join Richard Hazzard, author of "Writers in Our Midst", as he tells about many famous (and not so) Riverdalians over the years. These include: Morley Callaghan, Lincoln Alexander, Punch Imlach, and other authors, actors, de...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright's social critique,...

Icon of the event One World. One Game.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Helena: An Odyssey
Sat May 09, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Come meet Carolyn Taylor-Watts, author of 'Helena: An Odyssey'...

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 Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...