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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis's
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

André Alexis?s award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways, and in this informal lecture Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative ...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Call Across the Pacific tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels bac...

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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Author Luciana Longo
Sat Mar 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Richview

Join us for an afternoon with Luciana, author of Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life. Listen to excerpts from her memoir, enjoy a cooking demonstration and try a trivia contest to win a tirami...