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Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...

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 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 Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

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 Lisa Moore
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

Icon of the event Marty Chan - TD Book Week
Sat May 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Marty shares the real-life origins behind his mystery series and his sasquatch novels. Through an interactive writing game, Marty will demonstrate that the most ordinary situations can lead to the most amazing stories if you ...

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...