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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Talk.  The Science of Shakespeare . Science and the art of Shakespeare .
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time ? a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this illustrated tal...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations, discussions and tea with Librarian, Miriam Scribner.

Icon of the event Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations with settings from around the world and tea with Senior Library Assistant, Sarah Weinrauch.

Icon of the event I'm Not Going Back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event  Peak Learning - Degenerate Art with Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Enjoy an afternoon of book recommendations, discussions and tea with Librarian, Anna Tharyan.

Icon of the event Deathbed Dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...