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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 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 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 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  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 Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter’s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto’s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

Icon of the event Author Reading. Claire Cameron reads from The Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Five year old Anna must protect her younger brother from the dangers of the wilderness after a bear attacks her parents on a camping trip. Riveting story of love and courage told through the voice of a five year old.

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Glen Downie and Jane Woods read from their work.

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - 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.

Icon of the event Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

"Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: Managing...