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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 brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era, "As for Me and My House" by Sinclair Ross, which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s g...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event Great Books. Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Julia Zarankin, Professor U of T as she discusses Adultery, Passion and Poisonous Marriages, Russian-Style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sisters and "Lady wi...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale: Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Wed May 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverdale

Elizabeth Muir?s years of living in Riverdale made writing its story a natural choice for her....

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 World Great Cities. Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What -- and who -- made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination? We will explore how Florence became an art centre by focussing on three individuals:...

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

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...