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

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event The World's 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?...

Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

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 Amanda Lewis, author of September 17
Thu May 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Meet author Amanda Lewis. She will discuss her children's novel September 17. It retells the harrowing real-life adventure of a group of boys adrift on a life raft for eight days in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Evacuated...

Icon of the event Rosemary Aubert on Writing Mystery Novels
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Agincourt

Join us on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 10 am to 11:30 am, at Agincourt Library, for an inspiring talk on the creative process of writing mystery novels by award winning author, Rosemary Aubert. Aubert will talk about how she:...

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 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 The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...