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Icon of the event Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Two celebrated novelists. Lori Lansens on...

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright' social critique, ...

Icon of the event Guy Vanderhaeghe
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Guy Vanderhaeghe on...

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart - SOLD OUT
Wed Apr 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Appearance by the internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event....

Icon of the event Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Is our universe the only one? How do we prevent a zombie plague? Will biometrics eliminate privacy altogether? Will climate change put fish in hot water? Should we trust the machines?...

Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event Do Canada and the United States have striking resemblances?
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Much has been said about American exceptionalism -- the idea that the...

Icon of the event One World. One Game
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....