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Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

In depicting Moses Sweetland and his labours to resist the government-sponsored relocation of his community from the tiny island off the coast of Newfoundland with which he shares his name, Crummey investigates not only the s...

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...

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 Jerusalem with Professor Andrew Knight Messenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the significance of the city of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Professor Knight-Messenger will discuss the religious and historical significance of the Western (Wa...

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 Great Houses of England Great Houses: A Nation?s History and Art
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A knowledge of the rich social, cultural and artistic heritage found in the great houses of the British Isles provides an insider's view of their lives and history.Extraordinary images will provide the basis for a visual pres...

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. Arrival . The Story of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book Arrival. The Story of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canad...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Alexandra Risen. Unearthed
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

In her poignant memoir ?Unearthed? Alexandra Risen labours with love to bring sustainable order to her overgrown garden. She sets to work on the garden as her parents are ailing and the discovery of some yellowed documents e...