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Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit with Daphne Greer: Jacob's Landing (2015)
Mon May 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an author presentation, book talk and discussion with Canadian children's writer Daphne Greer who is visiting Toronto from Nova Scotia. She is the author of "Jacob's Landing" (Halifax: Nimbus, 2015) - her latest n...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Thu May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. In "Across Canada by Story" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340936&R=3340936), Gibson brings togethe...

Icon of the event Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Wed May 18, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet 2016 Red Maple Award Nominee, Lorna Schultz Nicholson, as she discusses her book Fragile Bones....

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event Ancient Wall Paintings of Thera with Rachel Kulick, U of T. Fine Art Dept.
Fri May 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The stunning Bronze Age frescoes(1650-1550 BCE) of Thera, modern day Santorini, reveal a fascinating look into contemporary society and the rituals that were part of the daily lives. Join Rachel Kulick as she discusses the po...

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Katherine Govier
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Join us for an evening with celebrated Canadian writer Katherine Govier, as she discusses and reads from her new book "The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel". Palmerston Library Theatre. All are welcome!...